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02/06/2013 02:53:50 PM · #1
Today is my sister's birthday, and I was going to send her an Amazon Gift Card through email. I saw that you can now include a personal picture as the "card." So I thought, "Oh cool, I'll use a picture of my kitty, because she likes my kitty." Then I read the agreement. Here's part of it:

3) License Grant for Materials. You hereby grant to Amazon, its Affiliates and sublicensees a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual right and license to (a) reproduce, distribute, transmit, publicly perform and publicly display the Materials, in whole or in part, in any manner and Media, (b) modify, adapt, translate and create derivative works from the Materials, in whole or in part, in any manner and Media, and (c) sublicense the foregoing rights, in whole or in part, to any third party, with or without a fee.

Needless to say, she didn't get a picture of my kitty.

Sorry if this has already been discussed.
02/06/2013 03:24:18 PM · #2
ROFL!
Surely this is one of those unfortunate cases where the lawyers got hold of the language,and the original intent was lost forever. I suspect that's the case. Of course, it makes sense that they would potentially want to use the image in marketing materials, or that they might want to re-use it. And what the heck, they are giving away something (the card customization) and in return they get to use the image.
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