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Annother rights grabbing contest

Check out the rules of this contest – Am I confused or does Just entering surrender your rights to the work you submit?

http://prophoto.microsoft.avitivacorp.com/Site.aspx?cfn=Submission_guidelines_and_official_rules.html

by Glenn Campbell at 2006-05-05 01:34:06 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Darwin , Australia | Bookmark | | Report spam→

“All Entries become the property of Sponsor and Administrators and will not be returned. By submitting your Entry, you grant Sponsor and Administrators an irrevocable royalty-free, worldwide right, in all media (now known or later developed) to use, publish, alter or otherwise exploit your Entry. You hereby forever release the Sponsor and Administrators from any and all claims you might have in connection with their use and exhibit of your Entry as set forth above. You also agree to sign any necessary documentation to effectuate that license and release. If you do not want to grant Sponsor and Administrators the foregoing, please do not enter the Contest. Sponsor and Administrators are not obligated to use the Entry, even if it has been selected as a Winning entry.”

Its a grabathon. But then again, it is Microsoft so no surprises there.

by [former member] | 05 May 2006 01:05 (ed. May 5 2006) | Tokyo, Japan | | Report spam→
What a complete ripoff. Clause 5 says it all, “Entries property of sponsor”-not winning entries,which would be
bad enough,but ALL entries.

Looks like someone trying to setup a low end micropayment RF stock business

by [former member] | 05 May 2006 01:05 | Montreal, Canada | | Report spam→
There is an expression we could use on those cases ( to the sponsor) FUCK YOU!…TWICE…Sorry about language but it deserves.

by Jorge Luis Álvarez Pupo | 05 May 2006 03:05 | São Paulo, Brazil | | Report spam→
I guess they’re conditioning all the “Future Pros” out there to be spineless. Even Galbraith used the spoon-fed headline "Microsoft launches lucrative Future Pro Photographers contest ". Lucrative for the new owners of the pictures, but not lucrative for the photographers that shot them.

by David Honl | 05 May 2006 03:05 | Istanbul, Turkey | | Report spam→
Clause 5 has now been radically altered.

Ownership and copyright transfer issues upon submission have been altered to terms that appear acceptable
and publication rights and use of image only apply to winning images as a condition to accepting the prize.

by [former member] | 05 May 2006 16:05 | Montreal, Canada | | Report spam→
This really seems very much like stealing rights to me. But correct me if I’m wrong, but from my understanding of legal contract, a contract like this is not legal until both parties have been compenstaed, i.e. you cannot say, well we’ll judge your images but then even if we don’t like we’ll still use it, as you(the photographer) hasn’t seen any form of return for the contractual arrangement. The winners however have, they’ve won a prize of some type so have seen return within the guidelines of the contract. Trouble is, try taking on Microsoft in court…. But really ASMP should be onto this, telling them to reword it that the winners image may be used.

Bollocks if you ask me…

by Cameron Barrie | 19 May 2006 21:05 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→

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Participants

Glenn Campbell, Photographer Glenn Campbell
Photographer
(Photographer)
Darwin , Australia
Jorge Luis Álvarez Pupo, Photographer (freelancer) Jorge Luis Álvarez Pupo
Photographer (freelancer)
São Paulo , Brazil ( GRU )
David Honl, photographer David Honl
photographer
Bali , Indonesia
Cameron Barrie, Cameron Barrie
Sydney , Australia


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