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Offensive Photo Contest Rules

I found these rules on a music artist's fan page on a social networking site. I would like pointers to other similarly offensive photo contest rules. Post a link to the rules and name what section in the rules contains the offensive language. This will be helpful for every member of this community.

SPONSOR’S RIGHTS TO ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry, each entrant:

a. Irrevocably grants to the Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use the Entry (with or without using the entrant’s name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from the entrant or any other party.

b. Forever waives any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, privacy rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude the Sponsor’s use of the entrant’s Entry, or require the entrant’s permission for the Sponsor to use the Entry.

c. Agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Sponsor on the grounds that any use of the Entry, or any derivative works, infringes any of the entrant’s rights as creator of the Entry, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, and moral rights.

Music artists and record labels are getting very aggressive in fan sourcing material for free use. It is impossible for professionals like us to compete against free. Help me find these rules and we all will benefit.

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This is almost everywhere now online when you submit content, you always have to read first, and sometimes its hard to find it.
A lot of band websites that you can upload photos to have the same rights grabbing type contracts.

I've even had some bands grab shots off my MySpace account and when I give them my license rates to keep them up there on theirs, the shots come down real fast.

But let me snag one of their songs for MY MySpace and I'd hear from a team of lawyers.

Jamie "Shooter" Taylor
"How about you come back to my place and I'll show you my man-size manicotti?" -- Grampa Gustafson, "Grumpier Old Men"

Jamie "Shooter" Taylor
TailWind Imaging
"Away you will go sailin/In a race among the ruins/If you plan to face tomorrow/Do it soon." -- Gordon Lightfoot

How do you manage to control whether your pictures are somewhere online, it is not that straightfroward, the web is quite a big place!

just joined musicphotographers.net nice website guys...

contemporary live music on glorious b&w film

contemporary live music on glorious b&w film

If you fill in your Metadata on all your images, you can might get a hit when searching, I'm not sure if it works, but I do it. Or just search the bands websites/myspace and all the fan sites and you might get lucky too.

Daniel Knighton
Pixel Perfect Images
(760)730-3224/(858)335-4540 cell
Carlsbad, CA


Daniel Knighton, PIxel Perfect Images

(858) 335-4540 cell