7. By submitting your video to this contest you affirm and agree to grant the contest sponsors
and organizers an unconditional license to publish, reproduce, distribute, and otherwise utilize
your submission without restriction, in entirety or in part, in print, on the internet, in exhibitions,
advertising, media or wherever may be deemed necessary for promotional purposes.
Usually only the larger conventions include this legal mumbo jumbo in their rules but as I see it, it is pretty much an understood, unwritten agreement when you submit a video to a competition. I understand that many would prefer to have proper credits included in their videos but don't see why anyone would "freak out" about sharing a link to a video that has already premiered publicly.
Can only think of a few reasons why someone would dislike their public video being linked:
- Focused on promotion (themselves, studio, other affiliations)
- Worried about someone 'stealing' video (has anyone ever had a real problem with that issue?)
- Being a small(er) convention, using it as a test run for a video to be used at a later, larger convention (varying degrees of douchebagery exist in the community and any who followed last year's D*con amv contest will know that people do stupid stuff just to be proclaimed a winner at something)
Either way. I HAVE REMOVED NON-CATALOGED LINKS.