Bill of Rights Condition 3                                                              


Commercial usage is rights managed

Some competition organisers will approach you for the rights to use your submission commercially to advertise a product, or to promote a company, or to be part of a stock library. In such cases the Bill of Rights requires organisers to offer you the option of licensing your work on a rights managed basis as opposed to a Royalty Free license.

The royalty free license devalues creative works by making it available to users on a perpetual usage license for a one time fee. If you are interested in more detail about why royalty free is deemed a 'bad thing' further information can be read in a white paper published by the Stock Artists Alliance

If you would like to know more about copyright and related rights please read our Guide to Rights and Licensing.


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