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Friday, April 18, 2008

Boston.com wants to OWN your Wedding Video

Diana

Boston.com - Weddings - Lifestyle:
Welcome to Boston.com's newest wedding feature! Send us romantic, funny, or touching video clips from your wedding ceremonies and receptions. Share your love and your special day with us!
"By submitting your video(s) to Boston.com, you agree that such videos(s) and the accompanying information will become the property of Boston.com and you grant Boston.com, The Boston Globe, Boston Metro and their sublicensees permission to publicly display, reproduce and use the videos in any form or media for any and (all editorial and related promotional purposes) purposes.You also warrant that (i) the video is your original work, or is properly licensed, and does not violate the copyright or any other personal or property right of any third party, and (ii) you have obtained any and all releases and permissions necessary for our intended use. Your submission also allows Boston.com to edit, crop or adjust the colors of the image(s) on an as needed basis."
If your wedding video becomes the property of Boston.com, does that mean that you don't own it anymore?

What If you send in the cute shot of the flower girl walking down the aisle?

Does Boston.com now own that and do you therefore have to license it to get it into your own wedding video?

I'd love to send Boston.com some videos, but only to borrow for a while while I retain all ownership rights.

I prefer having them feature my videos on the front page and linking to them. That way everyone is happy.

Would you share your videos with Boston.com under these terms and conditions?

1 comment:

  1. With all the online photo sharing sites and self publishing options, I can't submit anything to a site that takes ownership. What if I want to put the same picture on Flickr? Would Boston.com come after me for copyright infringement? It's my picture (or a picture taken by me) so I should retain all the rights I want to retain. Most people won't read into the fine detail. Like installing software, just click next, next, next...

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