Your Submission Agreement is Too restrictive for me to POST/Share PHOTOS
by Bill "Lost Adams"
(Dallesport, WA USA)
Submission Guidelines and Agreement for adventure-trader.com...
I agree to grant to adventure-trader.com an
exclusive, >>> means I can't use MY Art in/on any other venue!
royalty-free, >>>" I can't get paid If you SELL MY work to someone else!
irrevocable, >>> I can't recover my RIGHTS to my work period!
transferable, >>> Means You Can SELL My Art Work to someone else!
perpetual license >>> Forever & Ever and Ever Into Perpetuity!
to publicly display my submission on adventure-trader.com.
The below part is the Exact Opposite of what is stated above!
Submission of photo(s) or other image(s) is on a non-exclusive basis.
Could You Please either explain or change the above parts to the agreement so I can feel comfortable in Posting my Photos to your Forum.
Also you 1 meg Limit on photos is not being adhered to by you software. I have tried to submit a photo of 999kb and it was rejected. So your limit isn't being observed by your software. Could the Size in Pixels ie. width and height be rejecting the images?
What is the Recommended Size you can Take on the website???
Bill "Lost Adams"
Stan's response: Thanks for sharing your concerns Bill. My web host is the well-known, SiteSell, based out of Canada. I believe that they created that agreement to keep themselves out of any legal trouble if photos are unlawfully taken by unknown parties from their clients' websites.
Personally, I have operated one or more websites continuously for about 18 years now. I have never even used one of my subscriber's images for anything other than the intended purpose of posting for other subscribers to see.
As far as I am concerned, you maintain the right to do whatever else you want with your photos or images. I will not do anything further with them other than to post them for our group.
If you choose not to publish anything on my site, I totally understand your concerns. Or, if you care to write up a special agreement for me to sign, I would be more than happy to sign it.