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Old 02-15-2009, 07:50 PM
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Default INTERNET BRANDS Please clarify Terms of Service

Hi IB and all

We the TE community know and accept that this site is governed by terms of service that can be found here:
ToS on the TE web site

However it has come to my attention that the Internet Brands web site hosts a different version of Terms of Service applicable to Trekearth at this address:
TE ToS on the Internet Brands web site

This latter version currently lists some terms that have never existed before on TE and are unacceptable for a big part of this community, especially the following sentence:
"By displaying or posting content on the Site, you hereby grant us a nonexclusive global license to publish the content submitted by you to the Site. You also grant us global nonexclusive adaptation and resale rights over any content and material submitted to the Site"

Please explain your official position on having two different versions on the ToS and let us know which one is the valid one, so that we can take the decision to stay or leave.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:38 PM
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There was an earlier thread that quoted from <a href='http://www.treklens.com/read.php?f=1&t=737300&m=887936&tt=flat'target=_bla nk>this thread on TL</a> There are a couple of replies from JuCo one of the admin staff, who seems to be one of the few who bothers to respond. She has a page <a href='http://www.trekearth.com/members/JuCo/'target=_blank>here</a> on TE. It might be worth contacting her direct. Apparently they have it on their agenda to amend the Term of Use to be more acceptable, but we need to have it spelt out. Fingers crossed!
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:06 PM
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Hi JY
You must write directly to Justine
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:24 PM
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Je suis pas très fin en Anglais
Peux tu m'expliquer de quoi il s'agit exactement cette différence de TOS ?
Merci d'avance.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:13 AM
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I was thinking about this "conflict" and I can not believe they are so naive to stipulate a clause infringing the United States and International Copyright laws. And I think maybe <a href='/members/appalcarp/' target=_blank>Gary</a> is right saying "that 'sale' pertains to their own sale of the site, for example, as Adam did some time ago" (<a href='http://www.treklens.com/read.php?f=1&t=737300&m=887936&tt=flat' target=_blank>on TL forum</a>). Because also on the very bottom of every page (where we find the link to these TOS), there is another link and it is very clear: please, read this... <a href='http://trekearth.com/copyright.php' target=_blank>Copyright © 2009 TrekEarth</a>.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:25 AM
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without personally wanting to rush around like a headless chicken, perhaps a clear explanation from the site administrator on behalf of trekearth might be an appropriate response at this juncture.
if anybody steals my big cow picture, i'll be really upset because it doesn't even have any points.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:52 AM
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I am a bit unsure why we need 1 new thread each day about the same issue - but of course it will catch more attention...

The conflicting TOS that now is presented:

1. More or less the original TE TOS

2. The "new" Internet Brand TOS

..is confusing and defining different approach to copyright and marketing rights of our work.

Of course the whole matter is quite simple. It will take Internet Brands some 15 seconds to remove their general TOS link from TE. But what do they do: In another thread this moderator JuCu of IB presents some bla bla bla worth nothing to excuse and explain how incredible complicated it is to adjust this one page (or link). BS..

Meet JuCu at my project page about the new owners and their play with TE: http://www.johanson.info/te

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Old 02-16-2009, 09:03 AM
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Je suis pas très fin en Anglais
Peux tu m'expliquer de quoi il s'agit exactement cette différence de TOS ?
Didi,
selon la nouvelle version , on leur donnerait le droit de reendre nos photos (en gros..._)
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:04 AM
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Il faut lire.....Le droit de vendre nos photos
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:11 AM
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nice research you did. have you checked the whois too?
the dvdtalk.com you mention has the same registration as internetbrands.com, trekearth.com, treklens.com, treknature.com, and www.germany-travel-guide.info which is part of the sites who are using photos from trekearth without permission as mentioned in another thread:

Registrant Name:Registration Private
Registrant Organization:Domains by Proxy, Inc.
Registrant Street1:DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street2:15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province:Arizona
Registrant Postal Code:85260
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