Competitions seeking submissions of creative works from the public, works such as photos, videos, poems, music, etc., are reviewed by the Artists' Bill of Rights campaign. The reviews will help you decide if you should participate.
When you create a work (e.g., a photo) the law automatically makes you the sole beneficiary of certain rights over that work. These rights are called intellectual property rights.
Rights have a value and you are free to decide what that value is. You have the right to refuse permission or to set a fee for a specific use for any work you create. More information about intellectual property rights and their value to you can be read in our Guide to Rights & Licensing.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
HOW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOU
The following is our take on what we can understand of the "Shot on iPhone Challenge" terms.
The wording of the terms and conditions are unclear and confusing. Never submit works to a competition or appeal without knowing how the terms and conditions will affect your rights.
The terms and conditions claim exclusive use of your work if you are a "winner". Although you will still be the copyright holder, you will not be able to use your work again without permission. Competitions or appeals should only require non-exclusive use of your work unless you are permitted to negotiate a proper usage fee.
The terms and conditions are not clear that your moral rights will be respected by media outlets or third parties. This means you will not be able to object to how your work is used by third parties, such as it being altered in a manner you may find derogatory or for which you are not credited.
Entries should only be used to promote the competition or appeal, not to promote a product. In this case, it is a fine line you will need to determine for yourself. If you are posting to any social media with the expectation of winning a prize, you should disclose that as your intention.
Make your thoughts known on any of Apple's media channels – Twitter, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram, etc. – or via your favorite photo site.
The Artists' Bill of Rights campaign depends on your active support, your help will make a difference.
Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -
We have written an Organisers Guide to the Bill of Rights to help organisers draft terms and conditions that respect the rights of entrants and at the same time provide legal protection for the organiser.
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The above text may be reproduced providing a link is given to the Bill of Rights For Artists.
Any text reproduced in italics in this report has been extracted from a competition or appeal website for the purposes of review.
Organisations who would like to be promoted as a Bill of Rights Supporter and have their competitions promoted on the Rights On List can use this contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.
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