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September 16, 2006

Nikon Backing Photo Rights Grab?

An article in the Editorial Photographers (UK and Ireland) website takes Nikon UK to task for endorsing travel firm Opodo's Reflections Photography Contest, citing excessive rights-grabbing terms.

The terms and conditions for Opodo's Reflections competition demands that all entrants grant them a licence to use the photographs forever for no fee. The terms also ask that photographers give up their moral rights in the photographs, and that they assign their rights in any other 'derivative' works, such as montages.

Rather helpfully, Opodo reassures entrants that they "can submit as many photos as they like", with each photograph entered being available for Opodo to use forever.

Posted by covey22 at September 16, 2006 4:17 PM