23 Sep 2010
While charging the battery for my new FlipVideo SlideHD camera I was invited to accept the cameras license agreement. Of course I actually READ it and looking for the USER RIGHTS. Please note that FlipVideo is now owned by Cisco. Here is what I found-
From SlideHD Software End User License Agreement:
“License to Cisco and Third Parties. You hereby grant to Cisco a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform all of your Content, with the right of Cisco to grant sublicenses, as necessary to effectuate the Services provided to You. You also hereby grant each user of the Services using Cisco’s web sites a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the web sites, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such Content as may be permitted through the web sites’ functionality.”
In other words, you own your videos that you upload to FlipShare. AND Cisco also owns them. But Cisco’s rights to own your videos are restricted to within the context of the system called FLIPSHARE.
6. C. “For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting Content to YouTube, you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and YouTube’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service.”