Share the Experience = Share your Photos = Rights Grab!

Blue Footed Booby - Clean Ear - Copyright Carolyn E. Wright

The Share the Experience Photo Contest is a partnership between participating federal recreation land agencies and national parks, the National Park Foundation and corporate sponsors. Unfortunately, when you share your photos to enter the contest, you’re giving up maybe more than you realize.

Specifically, the Rules provide, in pertinent part:

By entering, entrants . . . grant a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license to the Sponsor and Administrator to edit, adapt, make derivative works from, broadcast, publish and otherwise use any or all of the descriptions and/or photograph(s) submitted, and may use them for advertising, promotional and/or any other purpose in any and all media now or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. . . . Credits, descriptions or titles, if any, used with the photograph(s) are in the Sponsor’s and Administrator’s sole discretion.

That may be just a little too much sharing.

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