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Gunter Nezhoda

3 Years Ago

More And More Contests Want The Rights

"Clever" business people seam to figure out that you can get free images for your book here.

"By entering this contest you agree to give the administer of this contest use your image(s) with photo credit to you in his 'Photo Essay' / Coffee Table Book titled Photo Plus One."

I asked in the forum there where the proceeds go and the post was deleted immediately.
Somebody else just posted the same question, see if this one will be answered

Be smart, don't submit to something like this, he wants 200 free images ........... really

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Roy Erickson

3 Years Ago

There is no money in curing cancer - the money is in the treatment and the "research" for a cure. and folks - as a friend of mine writes - "Everything is a business model".


Dan Carmichael

3 Years Ago

Actually, "rights grabs" in contest is sorta' old news. Been going on for years.

The rule above is rather conservative. Many contests nowadays don't even offer credit. They simply state that by entering, you give them full rights, royalty free, to do anything they want.

I have been telling people for years to READ THE RULES!




3 Years Ago

Yes, it's nothing new...


Gunter Nezhoda

3 Years Ago

sorry, was new to me, just thought I say something


JC Findley

3 Years Ago

Gunter, thank you for saying something.

While this has been going on a while many MANY people do not read the fine print in contests and the more chances for them to see how this happens the better.

If you are bored and have time read some of the online contest ToS contracts. If I recall, even Natty G has some pretty harsh terms.


Rudy Umans

3 Years Ago

Thank you Gunter for posting. New news or old news, doesn't matter. It is always new to somebody and if we keep silent we just enable the perpetrators.


Exactly what Rudy said. Info is always new to someone.

Thanks for the heads up, Gunter.


Roseann Caputo

3 Years Ago

I'm surprised at how many people have actually entered.


Bradford Martin

3 Years Ago

I don't enter any contests that even have a TOS or contract. Contests are almost always a way to get something for nothing. At least it is not like the old days where you sent in the original negative and never got it back. I don't send in to Natty G, but they are welcome to make a deal if they want to use one of my images. Or better yet, finance an expedition.


HW Kateley

3 Years Ago

Thanks Gunter! Good heads up. Personally, I don't see why these kinds of terms should be allowed in contests here.


Gunter Nezhoda

3 Years Ago


You know, I'm not sure, but technically participants submit to FAA and not to him, would be interesting to know how that would be handled, legally.


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