From the OP quote it would seem that you don't have to be the winner/s to hand over control of your image - you just have to enter.
Originally Posted by gr82bart
Does that make a difference?
Originally Posted by catem
Regards, Art. (Drats! Keep breaking my own rule not to speak up in these threads ... dang!)
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Reason: Cut back a lot of the text - not worth it
It just means the bargain isn't to get world-wide fame.
If the original quote is correct, it's unnecessary, and it's bad practice. Big rich guys ripping off aspiring youngsters - who are the most at risk of being ripped off.
Quite simple really. Not good.
Anyway, who's calling who 'old and cranky'.
LMAO "Ripping Off" kids. LOL That was too funny.
I make my living working with and writing software for Microsoft systems. I find your reference to Microsoft as "M$" offensive.
Originally Posted by Moopheus
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Originally Posted by roteague
The thing that makes this contest deceptive is that MS states in the FAQ that all rights remain with the photographer unless they WIN, but the rules state that all rights are assigned to MS no matter if you win or not.
Many contests DO require you to give up all rights when you submit, but they don't put out conflicting information as MS has here.
You cannot tell me MS's lawyers didn't look at every single word of that webpage before it was posted.
It is deceptive no matter how you look at it and if you accept that as no big deal or OK for regular business practices, then please put me on your ignore list and let me know; I'll do the same for you.
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because some poor college kid will submit an amazing image, not win the prize, and MS will use it for the next desktop background in WINDOWS SUPER DUPER OS 2014
Originally Posted by markbb
You are aware your employer also owns Corbis images? It's alright to hate them. I do and I feel alright about it.
Originally Posted by roteague
And that kid will brag about it to no end. It may even inspire him/her to take more amazing pictures. Maybe even become the next great photographer. Who knows. I sure hope so, 'cause this thread isn't going to inspire anyone.
Originally Posted by rjas
PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING. A kid submitting to Microsoft knows full well that his/her image maybe be used like spilled beer on a cute coed's t-shirt. Ummm ... that's why they're submitting it in the first place. They want Microsoft to use it. That's the point.
Anyway, maybe I don't get it. The OP says Microsoft is exploiting the kids, so do others. How? Really. So far, no convincing posts.
Regards, Art. (Oiy)
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