Rights/ License-grab Photo Contests with overreaching contest mechanics are becoming more rampant nowadays. Which is why photographers should be vigilant.

Please read the fine print before entering a photo contest or submitting images online:

"Without affecting any of your ownership rights to the Submission, by submitting your Submission, you grant MSNBC an irrevocable royalty-free, worldwide right, in all media (now known or later developed) to use, publish, alter or otherwise exploit your Submission and to sublicense such rights to a licensee at MSNBC’s discretion."
(From MSNBC.com, mentioned in Carolyn Wright's PhotoAttorney blog)

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