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Friday, April 21, 2006

 

Do not submit!


I've been told that a site called "Stuff on my cat" is really funny, and it is. I was all set to share that picture of me in the bag, but then I read the site's "terms of submission." According to this, if I submit a picture they can take my stuff and do anything with it they want, including making money off it by using the concept in a feature-length film, book, calendar, matchbook cover, pet food ad, or porno video. This is so wrong that I won't even give them a link.

Before you submit any files to stuffonmycat.com please read the following:
You agree that when you send a Submission via email to this Website, you grant Stuffonmycat.com and it's owners a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use the work. We may use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, distribute, publish, display or otherwise use it as we see fit, in our sole discretion. By making a Submission, you waive the right to make any claim against Stuffonmycat.com, its owners or any of its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders relating to the Submission, including, but not limited to, unfair competition, invasion of privacy, negligence, breach of implied contract or breach of confidentiality. Without limitation of the foregoing, we shall exclusively own all now-known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without any compensation to the provider of the Submission.

You also agree that we shall be free to use any ideas, concepts or techniques embodied in the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products or services incorporating such ideas, concepts, or techniques. In addition, you hereby waive all moral rights you may have in any materials uploaded or sent to us by you.

You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not us, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available to us. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for the Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Stuffonmycat.com website.

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3 Old Comments:

That is so weird. I definitely wouldn't be sending in my picture then. They don't need to make money of my good looks when I can make money from it first!

By Blogger Zeus, at 1:40 PM  

We agree with Zeus. No one should make money off of us except us!

By Blogger George, Tipper, Max & Misty, at 10:22 AM  

Amen. I went and checked out that site a while ago and was put off by the very same terms. They must think my cats are stupd.

By Blogger CFO Mom, at 5:44 PM  

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