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« on: May 18, 2011, 08:14 »
While this seems interesting, it will truly be a historic day when iStock announces something in a clear and concise manner that doesn't cause mass confusion. I think their Marketing/Communications team could use some serious help.

« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 10:10 »
rights grab

Each Entrant irrevocably grants to the Company the unconditional, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free and worldwide license to utilize the Images and materials submitted in connection with the Contest. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that the Company may copy, reproduce, encode, store, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times), Entrant's name, Entrant's iStockphoto member name, address, image, voice, persona, sobriquet, likeness, statements, biographical material and all Images and other submitted materials in any media now known or hereafter developed for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, notice to, or approval from the Entrant or any other party, unless prohibited by law.

I'm shocked ::)

« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 10:14 »
Looks like a standard clause. It says '... in relation with the Contest'.

« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 11:23 »
I clicked on the link to LIFE, and it's all photos of celebrities. Bor-ing.

« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 11:31 »
Looks like a standard clause. It says '... in relation with the Contest'.

Note the orginal thread has been dissapeared...

I disagree.  It should be read "submitted in connection with the Contest" meaning if you submit it, they can do as they please.  If you look at the clause above this one they make clear that they are using the phrase "in connection with the Contest" to mean submissions to the contest.  "Proprietary Ownership: Subject to the Company's right to use the Images, as detailed immediately below, the Company acknowledges and agrees that all Images in connection with the Contest are the property of their respective Entrants."  

I think what they are saying is that while you own it, if you "connect it to the Contest", they can use it any way they like.  Rogermexico in the new thread says they will only use for promotional reasons, but given Istock's recent track record in sticking to forum commitments, do you trust Istock/Getty/H&F to not abuse these terms?  I sure don't.  
« Last Edit: May 18, 2011, 12:06 by Sadstock »


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