[LINK] Dodgy website T&Cs (was Re: RFC: Cloud Computing)

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue Nov 24 06:37:49 EST 2009

Re this complete steal of people's creativity...

On 23/11/2009, at 7:10 PM, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> www.tikatok.com/user/confirmPolicy/vid/ 
> 55845850dfcb83a3fa8e9b59da5e0320
> V. Ownership of Submissions
> Certain areas of the Site will permit you to send materials to Tikatok
> such as stories and drawings. Upon submission, all creations, ideas,
> concepts, notes, drafts, stories, artwork, drawings, photographs or  
> other
> information of any nature (collectively, the "Submissions"),  
> submitted by
> an author to the Site shall be deemed to be, and shall remain, the
> property of Tikatok, and the author will be deemed for all purposes to
> have assigned all of his or her worldwide right, title and interest in
> and to such Submissions to Tikatok and waived any "moral" or author's
> rights therein.
> None of the Submissions shall be subject to any obligation of  
> confidence
> on the part of Tikatok, and Tikatok shall not be liable for any use or
> disclosure of all or part of the Submissions.
> Without limiting the foregoing, Tikatok shall exclusively own all now
> known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions of every kind  
> and
> nature throughout the world, and shall be entitled to unrestricted  
> use of
> the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise,
> without compensation to the provider of the Submissions.

... I ran it past Peter Black at QUT http:// 
freedomtodiffer.typepad.com/ who said, simply, "You'd be amazed at  
what some sites slip into their terms of use." http://twitter.com/PeterBlackQUT/statuses/5973127887

Sadly, I'm not that amazed... but I reckon a more widespread warning  
about these guys and their type is in order.


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