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Pix posting vs terms of service for iVillage

posted by: pesky1 on 01.12.2006 at 03:34 pm in Garden Junk Forum

There is a post at GA that refers to another post on another forum that refers to the Terms Of Service on GW.

The post is:

I suggest everyone read the Terms of Service, which include this:
"By submitting content, which shall include your member name, to any "public area" of the GardenWeb Network, including, but not limited to, the forums and your personal website, exchange page and journal, you grant iVillage a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, sublicense, assign, derive revenue or other remuneration from, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content.exchange page and journal, you grant iVillage a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, sublicense, assign, derive revenue or other remuneration from, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content."


Makes me wonder if we SHOULD post pix?

NOTES:

Always read the fine print.

This is a big concern for those of us who are artists and consider our works and the photographic representations of those works to be copyrighted material. What iVillage is saying is that if we are proud or generous enough to show photos or other representations of our work to others through this site, those then technically belong to iVillage to do with as they will. Whether they know it or not, iVillage is discouraging posting of photos and linking through thumbnails (which, as I read the Terms of Service, also then belong to them even if the original image is on another site).

What kind of justification could there possibly be for such greedy hoarding of the work of others?

clipped on: 06.15.2006 at 06:33 pm    last updated on: 06.15.2006 at 06:45 pm