Someone — who bought some prints from me and loves how my photography is growing — suggested I submit some of my photos to Josh Rubenstein’s ‘Photo of the Day.’ I read the submission guidelines and I’m unsure if you give the copyright over to them by sending them a photo.
From her point of view, I’m getting millions(?) of viewers on a local news station and their website. Also, they only require a 400×300 pixel image.
What do you think?
I’ll copy it here and maybe you can decipher if it’s cool or not.
By sending us your picture, you agree to the following:
You represent that you own all copyrights in the photograph.
You acknowledge that CBS may, at its sole discretion, publish or otherwise use any photograph submitted by you. Such publication or other use may occur on television, in books, in newspapers and magazines, on the Internet, and/or in or on any other medium of communication now or hereafter devised, and may be for advertising, promotion, the use of trade, and/or other commercial purposes. By submitting a photograph, you (and any other individual depicted in a photograph) consent to such publication or any other use.
As a condition of submitting your photograph, you (and any other individual depicted in a photograph) unconditionally and irrevocably waive all claims to compensation for use of the photograph, and/or any rights with respect to such use you may have under copyright law, the right to publicity, the right to privacy, the law of defamation, and any other common law or statutory claims under the laws of any jurisdiction.
You represent that you have been given the authority by each individual depicted in a photograph to bind such individual to these release terms.
You must be 18 years of age or older to submit a photo.
P.S. Josh, if you’re reading this, I’d love to get an elaboration on this!