Beware the Assignment of Copyright (Weekend Australian)
The Weekend Australian newspaper is running a photography competition promoted by Tourism Australia. I checked the small print, and this makes me exceedingly angry - Conditions of Entry, number 28. "Each entrant assigns to the Promoter all copyright and other intellectual property rights in each photo and desciption...The entrants agree to waive all their rights, including moral rights, in the photographs entered..." Yes, that's right, they are even claiming copyright over the mandatory 150 to 200 word description of each photo. I believe they should be more upfront about this, rather than hiding this away.