Canon, Japan

About This Organisation

 

Canon

About this Organisation

Canon Inc. is a Japanese multinational corporation that specialises in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers and computer printers. Its headquarters are located in ?ta, Tokyo, Japan. CC  Wikipedia 

About this Report

traffic-light-stopCompetitions or appeals seeking submissions of creative works from the public, works such as photos, videos, poems, music, etc., are reviewed by the Bill of Rights campaign. The reviews are to help you decide whether you should participate in the competition or appeal. The only thing you need to understand is that when you create a work (e.g. a photo) the law automatically makes you the sole beneficiary of certain rights over that work (but see note 1 below). These rights are called intellectual property rights.

Rights have a value and you are free to decide what that value is. If a person or organisation would like to use your work to promote something, you have the right to refuse permission, or to set a fee for a specific use and decide how long they may use it. More information about intellectual property rights and their value to you as an individual can be read in our Guide to Rights & Licensing. Listed on the next tab are some competitions or appeals promoted by the above organisation. For each we detail how the organisation's terms and conditions will exploit your rights to their advantage for works you submit to their competition or appeal. 

A copy of this report was submitted to the organisation to help them review and change their terms and conditions. We also took the opportunity to invite them to join the Bill of Rights Supporters' Group. This would have enabled them to enjoy the benefits of being a member of a group which supports and respects others' intellectual property rights. Unfortunately the negotiations did not conclude successfully.

The main aims of the Bill of Rights Campaign are to help everyone understand that their intellectual property rights have a value and to encourage competition and appeal organisers to adopt the standards set out in the Bill of Rights for Artists.

Note 1. Rights for works created as an employee are usually owned by your employer.

About Their Competitions/Appeals

 

How this Organisation's Competitions or Appeals are Listed

How to Use this Tab

Listed below in order of closing date are the competitions or appeals promoted by this organisation that have been reviewed by the Bill of Rights for Artists campaign. To see the review of each competition or appeal just click on its title and a window will open to reveal its details.

The following information is provided for each competition or appeal;

  • the terms and conditions that impact on your intellectual property rights for any works you submit;

  • an explanation of how the terms and conditions will affect you and the rights you have in any work you submit to it;

  • a list of any other organisations sponsoring the competition or appeal;

  • who you should contact and how to complain to the organisation concerned.

Canon Photography in the Parks (by Canon USA); closing date 30 Sep 2009

 

Canon Photography in the Parks (by Canon USA)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Within three (3) business days of finalist notiofication, each potential winner (Top 20 Finalists) [if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian] shall submit a signed affidavit of eligibility, release of liability and prize acceptance (the "Affidavit and Release"), and then re-submit the same Entry chosen as one of the Top 20 (to prove ownership of photo and to ensure high quality of photo for display on the Website) when requested by sponsor and/or its agency. Failure of potential winner to fully comply with this requirement (including but not limited to any attempt to substitute a different photo in place of Entry originally submitted by potential winner for Contest or to otherwise defraud Sponsor) will result in disqualification and forfeiture of eligibility to receive a prize.

In the Affidavit and Release, each winner (if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) shall give Sponsor permission, whether directly or indirectly through third party licencees, to utilize the Entry and make derivative works of the Entry, including the right to reproduce the same, in connection with the reproduction, distribution, public display, publication, republication, and modification of the Entry, whether in whole or in part (including, without limitation, use in connection with any Sponsor promotional material, such as Sponsor's websites (including those operated by third parties) in a winners/photo gallery and in advertising in connection with future contests), with or without winners name, photo, likeness and biographical information, subject to applicable law, and without the future consent of, or compensation to, the winner (and/or his/her parent or legal guardian, if applicable. The Affidavit and Release shall also certify the winner's eligibility and the Entry's ownership, originality and non-infringement. Subject to the rights granted to Sponsor, each winner (and/or his/her parent/legal guardian, if applicable) fail to complete and returnall forms by the specified date or if the potential winner(s) (and/or his/her parent/legal guardian) fail to comply with any of the requirements, or if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner shall be disqualifiedand an alternate winner selected.

HOW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOU

The following notes explain how the above terms and conditions affect your rights in respect of any works you submit to the above competition or appeal.        

  1. The terms and conditions do not state you will always be credited when your work is reproduced. One of your most important moral rights is that you should be credited as the author of a work whenever it is reproduced.

  2. The terms and conditions state that if you win, or are a potential winner, you are required to complete various additional forms, but the terms and conditions of these additional forms are not displayed on the competition or appeal website. This is like being asked to sign a blank cheque. It is not an acceptable business practice to require you to accept all the terms and conditions when submitting a work but fail to display all the terms and conditions that will ultimately apply.

  3. If you are a winner the terms and conditions are granting the organiser unlimited use of your work for ever. For non-winning works a usage time limit of 5 years or less should be set with usage limited solely to promoting the competition or appeal. It is permissable to use winning works for ever but only in a permanent winners gallery with the sole purpose of promoting a recurring competition or appeal.

  4. If you are a winner the terms and conditions grant the organiser the right to use your work beyond that needed to promote the competition or appeal. Your work will be used for other purposes. Usage of your work should be restricted solely to promoting the competition or appeal.  If the organisation wishes to use your work for any other purpose they should negotiate with you independently of the competition. You should have the right to negotiate an appropriate fee for the specific use they want to make of your work and to set a time limit on such use. You should also have the right to refuse use of your work. For further information on fees and licensing refer to the Introduction to Rights and Licensing.

The above may help you to decide not to submit any works to this competition or appeal. For further guidance please read the Bill of Rights for Artists.

SPONSORS

No0ne listed

CONTACT

To complain to the organiser use this contact form

To visit the competition website click the competition title above to submit the free image we have created. Note that the competition link may cease to work at some point after the competition results are announced.

You can help the Bill of Rights campaign by complaining to the organiser urging them to change their terms and conditions.  If time is at a premium for you we have prepared a complaint email which you can copy and send to the organiser. Alternatively, or as well as, you can submit the free image we have prepared to register your complaint simply by entering the free image to the contest.

Where a contest automatically displays entrants images on the contest website as they arrive you can use the free image to test the competition and determine if it is stripping metadata. The test results can be submitted to a survey by the Controlled Vocabulary Group.

The Bill of Rights campaign depends on your active support, your help will make a difference.

Updated on 20 July 2009

Canon Selphy Print-to-Theme Contest (by Canon Singapore); closing date 20 Jul 2009

 

Canon Selphy Print-to-Theme Contest (by Canon Singapore)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

4. All photos, drawings, text, and any other content or information (collectively and severally, "Materials") submitted by you to Canon Singapore Pte Ltd shall become the sole and exclusive property of Canon Singapore Pte Ltd , and Canon Singapore Pte Ltd shall have no obligation to preserve, return, or otherwise make available to you or others any Materials.

Canon Singapore Pte Ltd may use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish, and otherwise make use of Materials in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created throughout the world and for any purpose—without compensation to you of any kind.

5. By submitting Materials to Canon Singapore Pte Ltd , you represent and warrant that the Materials do not infringe any copyright, trademark, property rights, rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party and that you have the full and unrestricted right to transfer the Materials to Canon Singapore Pte Ltd free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.

6. You acknowledge and agree that Canon Singapore Pte Ltd shall have no obligation to post, display, or otherwise make publicly available any Materials submitted by you.

7. You acknowledge and agree that Materials submitted by you may be made available by Canon Singapore Pte Ltd for viewing, rating, reviewing, and commenting by the public. By submitting Materials to Canon Singapore Pte Ltd, you waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to the Materials.

8. You agree to hold Canon Singapore Pte Ltd and its officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns harmless from and against—and hereby waive any right to pursue—any claims of any nature arising in connection with Canon Singapore Pte Ltd's use of the Materials submitted to Canon Singapore Pte Ltd and used in any manner in Canon Singapore Pte Ltd's sole and absolute discretion.

HOW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOU

The following notes explain how the above terms and conditions affect your rights in respect of any works you submit to the above competition or appeal.        

  1. The terms and conditions require you to waive your moral rights. This means you will not be able to object to how your work is used in future, such as it being altered in a manner you may find derogatory, or if it is used to promote a product or cause you find objectionable. You have also lost your right to be credited as the author of your work.

  2. The terms and conditions do not state you will always be credited when your work is reproduced. One of your most important moral rights is that you should be credited as the author of a work whenever it is reproduced.

  3. The terms and conditions are granting the organiser unlimited use of your work for ever. For non-winning works a usage time limit of 5 years or less should be set with usage limited solely to promoting the competition or appeal. It is permissable to use winning works for ever but only in a permanent winners gallery with the sole purpose of promoting a recurring competition or appeal.

  4. The terms and conditions grant the organiser the right to use your work beyond that needed to promote the competition or appeal. Your work will be used for other purposes. Usage of your work should be restricted solely to promoting the competition or appeal.  If the organisation wishes to use your work for any other purpose they should negotiate with you independently of the competition. You should have the right to negotiate an appropriate fee for the specific use they want to make of your work and to set a time limit on such use. You should also have the right to refuse use of your work. For further information on fees and licensing refer to the Introduction to Rights and Licensing.

The above may help you to decide not to submit any works to this competition or appeal. For further guidance please read the Bill of Rights for Artists.

SPONSORS

None listed

CONTACT

To complain to the organiser use this contact form

To visit the competition website click the competition title above to submit the free image we have created. Note that the competition link may cease to work at some point after the competition results are announced.

You can help the Bill of Rights campaign by complaining to the organiser urging them to change their terms and conditions.  If time is at a premium for you we have prepared a complaint email which you can copy and send to the organiser. Alternatively, or as well as, you can submit the free image we have prepared to register your complaint simply by entering the free image to the contest.

Where a contest automatically displays entrants images on the contest website as they arrive you can use the free image to test the competition and determine if it is stripping metadata. The test results can be submitted to a survey by the Controlled Vocabulary Group.

The Bill of Rights campaign depends on your active support, your help will make a difference.

Updated on 20 Jul 2009

Creative for a Cause (by Canon Austrailia); closing date 10 Jul 2009

 

Creative for a Cause (by Canon Austrailia)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

20. As a condition of entering into this promotion, each entrant grants the Promoter a non-exclusive licence to use their entry in any media for an unlimited time for the purpose of conducting the current and future promotions, including publishing the entries on the competition website.

HOW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOU

The following notes explain how the above terms and conditions affect your rights in respect of any works you submit to the above competition or appeal.        

  1. The terms and conditions do not state you will always be credited when your work is reproduced. One of your most important moral rights is that you should be credited as the author of a work whenever it is reproduced.

  2. The terms and conditions are granting the organiser unlimited use of your work for ever. For non-winning works a usage time limit of 5 years or less should be set with usage limited solely to promoting the competition or appeal. It is permissable to use winning works for ever but only in a permanent winners gallery with the sole purpose of promoting a recurring competition or appeal.

  3. The terms and conditions grant the organiser the right to use your work beyond that needed to promote the competition or appeal. Your work will be used for other purposes. Usage of your work should be restricted solely to promoting the competition or appeal.  If the organisation wishes to use your work for any other purpose they should negotiate with you independently of the competition. You should have the right to negotiate an appropriate fee for the specific use they want to make of your work and to set a time limit on such use. You should also have the right to refuse use of your work. For further information on fees and licensing refer to the Introduction to Rights and Licensing.

The above may help you to decide not to submit any works to this competition or appeal. For further guidance please read the Bill of Rights for Artists.

SPONSORS

None listed

CONTACT

To complain to the organiser use this contact form

To visit the competition website click the competition title above to submit the free image we have created. Note that the competition link may cease to work at some point after the competition results are announced.

You can help the Bill of Rights campaign by complaining to the organiser urging them to change their terms and conditions.  If time is at a premium for you we have prepared a complaint email which you can copy and send to the organiser. Alternatively, or as well as, you can submit the free image we have prepared to register your complaint simply by entering the free image to the contest.

Where a contest automatically displays entrants images on the contest website as they arrive you can use the free image to test the competition and determine if it is stripping metadata. The test results can be submitted to a survey by the Controlled Vocabulary Group.

The Bill of Rights campaign depends on your active support, your help will make a difference.

Updated on 20 Jul 2009

Canon Eos Photo5 Competition (by Canon Australia); closing date 30 Sep 2008

 

Canon Eos Photo5 Competition (by Canon Australia)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

21. As a condition of entering into this promotion, each entrant licenses the Promoter to use their entry in any media for an unlimited time for the purpose of conducting the promotion, including publishing the entries on the website.

22. As a further condition of entering into this promotion, each entrant who becomes a Finalist also licences the Promoter to use their entry in any media for an unlimited time for the purpose of promoting future promotions or competitions of a similar nature. The Promoter will pay each Finalist $100 in return for this licence.

HOW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOU

The following notes explain how the above terms and conditions affect your rights in respect of any works you submit to the above competition or appeal.        

  1. The terms and conditions do not state you will always be credited when your work is reproduced. One of your most important moral rights is that you should be credited as the author of a work whenever it is reproduced.

  2. The terms and conditions are granting the organiser unlimited use of your work for ever. For non-winning works a usage time limit of 5 years or less should be set with usage limited solely to promoting the competition or appeal. It is permissable to use winning works for ever but only in a permanent winners gallery with the sole purpose of promoting a recurring competition or appeal.

  3. The terms and conditions grant the organiser the right to use your work beyond that needed to promote the competition or appeal. Your work will be used for other purposes. Usage of your work should be restricted solely to promoting the competition or appeal.  If the organisation wishes to use your work for any other purpose they should negotiate with you independently of the competition. You should have the right to negotiate an appropriate fee for the specific use they want to make of your work and to set a time limit on such use. You should also have the right to refuse use of your work. For further information on fees and licensing refer to the Introduction to Rights and Licensing.

The above may help you to decide not to submit any works to this competition or appeal. For further guidance please read the Bill of Rights for Artists.

SPONSORS

None listed

CONTACT

To complain to the organiser use this contact form

To visit the competition website click the competition title above to submit the free image we have created. Note that the competition link may cease to work at some point after the competition results are announced.

You can help the Bill of Rights campaign by complaining to the organiser urging them to change their terms and conditions.  If time is at a premium for you we have prepared a complaint email which you can copy and send to the organiser. Alternatively, or as well as, you can submit the free image we have prepared to register your complaint simply by entering the free image to the contest.

Where a contest automatically displays entrants images on the contest website as they arrive you can use the free image to test the competition and determine if it is stripping metadata. The test results can be submitted to a survey by the Controlled Vocabulary Group.

The Bill of Rights campaign depends on your active support, your help will make a difference.

Updated on 20 Jul 2009

Canon Fan Foto; closing date 29 Jun 2008

Canon Fan Foto

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

"7. If you upload content:

(a) you are applying to enter the Competition. Before uploading Content, you should read the Rules carefully. If you do not want or are not eligible to enter the Competition, do not supply an Image; and b) you are agreeing that:

  1. UEFA and Canon are automatically granted a five year, royalty-free, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide and irrevocable licence to copy, display, modify, publish, translate and otherwise use that Content, in whole or in part, on the Website in connection with the Competition and future versions of the Competition(which is held every four years); and

  2. UEFA and Canon have the right to use your name in connection with the use or publication of the Content on the Website.

If UEFA or Canon wish to use your Content for a purpose outside the scope of this Clause 7, UEFA or Canon will seek your consent."

"19. In addition to Clauses 7, 8 and 9 of these Terms and Conditions, should you win any prize by submitting Content, you agree to grant or procure to grant to both UEFA and Canon a non-exclusive licence which is perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide and royalty-free to copy, display, modify and publish the Content for internal and external usein connection with the Competition and future versions of the Competition(which is held every four years); and . You acknowledge and accept that UEFA and Canon may ask you to execute a document setting out the foregoing in writing.

If UEFA or Canon wish to use your Content for a purpose outside the scope of this Clause 19, UEFA or Canon will seek your consent."

"21. All details of the prizes and in particular the terms of their attribution and use will be provided by notification to the winners. No interest will be paid on any prize. Prizes may not be transferred without the prior written consent of UEFA. Participants cannot request a cash alternative or substitution of the prize. UEFA, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to substitute a prize of greater or equal value in particular if any prize cannot be awarded as described due to unavailability. Prize winners may be required, as a condition of winning and redeeming a prize, to sign a liability release and/or a publicity release and/or any applicable forms requested by any authority. Failure to do so may result in disqualification and forfeiture of the stated prize."

"28. You consent to the use of your name and any Content supplied by you or on your behalf to UEFA, without compensation, for advertising, trade and publicity purposes linked strictly to the Website."

HOW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOU

The following notes explain how the above terms and conditions affect your rights in respect of any works you submit to the above competition or appeal.        

  1. The terms and conditions do not state you will always be credited when your work is reproduced. One of your most important moral rights is that you should be credited as the author of a work whenever it is reproduced.

  2. The terms and conditions state that if you win, or are a potential winner, you are required to complete various additional forms, but the terms and conditions of these additional forms are not displayed on the competition or appeal website. This is like being asked to sign a blank cheque. It is not an acceptable business practice to require you to accept all the terms and conditions when submitting a work but fail to display all the terms and conditions that will ultimately apply.

The above may help you to decide not to submit any works to this competition or appeal. For further guidance please read the Bill of Rights for Artists.

SPONSORS

#UEFA   #Getty Images

CONTACT

To complain to the organiser usethis contact form

To visit the competition website click the competition title above to submit the free image we have created. Note that the competition link may cease to work at some point after the competition results are announced.

You can help the Bill of Rights campaign by complaining to the organiser urging them to change their terms and conditions.  If time is at a premium for you we have prepared a complaint email which you can copy and send to the organiser. Alternatively, or as well as, you can submit the free image we have prepared to register your complaint simply by entering the free image to the contest.

Where a contest automatically displays entrants images on the contest website as they arrive you can use the free image to test the competition and determine if it is stripping metadata. The test results can be submitted to a survey by the Controlled Vocabulary Group.

The Bill of Rights campaign depends on your active support, your help will make a difference.

Updated on 1 Jan 2009

Canon New Baby Photo Contest; closing date 31 May 2008

 

Canon New Baby Photo Contest

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

5. For all Photos: All Photos will become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor shall have the right, but not the obligation, to edit, adapt and publish any or all of the Photos, and may use them in any media whatsoever, including, but not limited to the Internet, without attribution or compensation to the entrant, the Baby, either of their successors or assigns, or any other entity. ENTERING A PHOTO IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ENTRANT’S IRREVOCABLE ASSIGNMENT, CONVEYANCE AND TRANSFERENCE TO SPONSOR OF ANY AND ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN THE PHOTO INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL COPYRIGHTS."

"7. Requirements for Winners: Potential winners will be notified by mail, email or phone on or about August 7, 2008. Each potential Grand and First Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if potential winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to execute and return to Administrator, within ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to execute and return the Affidavit within the required time period (if applicable), he/she forfeits the prize."

HOW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT YOU

The following notes explain how the above terms and conditions affect your rights in respect of any works you submit to the above competition or appeal.        

  1. The terms and conditions are claiming your copyright.  You will no longer be the owner of your work, legal ownership will be transferred to the organisation. You will not be permitted to use or reproduce your work again without permission from the new owner.

  2. The terms and conditions do not state you will always be credited when your work is reproduced. One of your most important moral rights is that you should be credited as the author of a work whenever it is reproduced.

  3. The terms and conditions state that if you win, or are a potential winner, you are required to complete various additional forms, but the terms and conditions of these additional forms are not displayed on the competition or appeal website. This is like being asked to sign a blank cheque. It is not an acceptable business practice to require you to accept all the terms and conditions when submitting a work but fail to display all the terms and conditions that will ultimately apply.

  4. The terms and conditions are granting the organiser unlimited use of your work for ever. For non-winning works a usage time limit of 5 years or less should be set with usage limited solely to promoting the competition or appeal. It is permissable to use winning works for ever but only in a permanent winners gallery with the sole purpose of promoting a recurring competition or appeal.

  5. The terms and conditions grant the organiser the right to use your work beyond that needed to promote the competition or appeal. Your work will be used for other purposes. Usage of your work should be restricted solely to promoting the competition or appeal.  If the organisation wishes to use your work for any other purpose they should negotiate with you independently of the competition. You should have the right to negotiate an appropriate fee for the specific use they want to make of your work and to set a time limit on such use. You should also have the right to refuse use of your work. For further information on fees and licensing refer to the Introduction to Rights and Licensing.

The above may help you to decide not to submit any works to this competition or appeal. For further guidance please read the Bill of Rights for Artists.

SPONSORS

None listed

CONTACT

To complain to the organiser use this contact form

To visit the competition website click the competition title above to submit the free image we have created. Note that the competition link may cease to work at some point after the competition results are announced.

You can help the Bill of Rights campaign by complaining to the organiser urging them to change their terms and conditions.  If time is at a premium for you we have prepared a complaint email which you can copy and send to the organiser. Alternatively, or as well as, you can submit the free image we have prepared to register your complaint simply by entering the free image to the contest.

Where a contest automatically displays entrants images on the contest website as they arrive you can use the free image to test the competition and determine if it is stripping metadata. The test results can be submitted to a survey by the Controlled Vocabulary Group.

The Bill of Rights campaign depends on your active support, your help will make a difference.

Updated on 11 Jun 2008

 

Failing the Bill of Rights

 

The Bill of Rights Standards for Creative Competitions

Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -

  • claim copyright
  • claim exclusive use
  • seek waiving of moral rights
  • fail to give a credit for all free usage
  • add, alter, or remove metadata from submissions
  • seek usage rights other than for promoting the contest and no other purpose. Note that a book, posters, cards, or a calendar are seen as legitimate ways of promoting the contest and defraying costs
  • seek free usage rights in excess of 5 years
  • use the submissions commercially without the entrant's agreement, and such commercial usage is to be subject to a freely negotiated license independently of the competition.
  • make it a condition of winning that an entrant must sign a commercial usage agreement
  • fail to publish all documents on the competition website that an entrant may have to sign
  • fail to name the judges for this or last year's competition
  • fail to explicitly state all the organisations who will acquire rights to the submissions
  • set a closing date more than 18 months after the contest launch date
  • fail to make clear statements of rights claimed and how submissions are used.

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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