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SONY RIGHTS GRAB

Sony Soccergraphy Competition – Here we go again… Another group out to screw photographers.

http://soccergraphy.sony-asia.com/home.php

“By submitting the contest entries, each participant thereby (a) specifically authorizes Sony to use and/or license third parties to use such entry in whole or in part, throughout the universe, in perpetuity in or on any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, and alone or together or as part of other information, content and/or material of any kind or nature; (b) represents and warrants that all elements contained in the contest entry (i) is original to the participant or fully cleared for use as contemplated herein, (ii) does and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of any other agreement the participant may be a party to, (iii) does not contain libelous, tortuous, or otherwise unlawful information, infringe or violate any copyright or other right, or contain any matter the publication or sale of which will violate any federal or state statute or regulation, (iv) is not obscene or in any other manner unlawful, and (v) shall not require Sony to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of Sony’s use or exploitation of the same.”

by Shayne Robinson at 2009-03-30 13:16:53 UTC Johannesburg , South Africa | Bookmark | | Report spam→

these people will always try to grab what they will not afford

thanks for keeping a look out… j.

by John Robinson | 01 Apr 2009 09:04 | pietermaritzburg, South Africa | | Report spam→
Shayne/john: a bunch of photographers in India hv taken up a similar issue with NatGeo and are using the Law of the land and media to bring up the issue to stop such practices !!

by Udit Kulshrestha | 01 Apr 2009 19:04 | gurgaon, India | | Report spam→
Ah, truly a work of the lawyer’s art! “Throughout the universe”, “all media, now known or hereafter devised”. Ha! Man, what do these guys smoke? (100 Dollar notes, moste likely) There must be a way to counter this stuff. But in a way I think this is a version of an old battle. Many years ago I worked a summer at Magnum, and it seems to me that one thing some of the photographers (I seem to recall Paul Fusco saying something on this topic) often brought up was that Magnum partly came into existence to give the photographers control over their work, and over their copyright. Perhaps freelancers need a new sort of arrangement, perhaps in the form of large associations that can retain legal help to create contracts to represent our point of view. At least then we could have “our” people talk to “their” people using the same language. The current situation of individual photographers trying to deal with increasingly large corporations just places individual contributers at too much of a disadvantage.

by John Louis Lassen Perry | 02 Apr 2009 07:04 | New Jersey, United States | | Report spam→
hv a look at this :
http://www.flickr.com/groups/dfc/discuss/72157615974408508/

by Udit Kulshrestha | 02 Apr 2009 15:04 | gurgaon, India | | Report spam→

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Participants

Shayne Robinson, Photojournalist Shayne Robinson
Photojournalist
(Have passport - Will Travel)
Johannesburg , South Africa
John Robinson, Photographer John Robinson
Photographer
(works with light)
Jika Joe , South Africa
Udit Kulshrestha, Photographer Udit Kulshrestha
Photographer
(Independant Photographer)
Gurgaon , India ( DEL )
John Louis Lassen Perry, Photoanthropologist John Louis Lassen Perry
Photoanthropologist
Jersey City , United States


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