By entering, except where prohibited by law, each entrant grants to the Contest Entities and their agents, successors and assigns the irrevocable, sublicensable, absolute and perpetual right and permission to use, edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, copy, reproduce, translate, separate, dub, adapt, publish, combine with other material, and exploit the content of and elements embodied in the entry, including, without limitation, the Submission, in any and all media (whether now existing or hereafter devised), including online and in digital media, in any language, throughout the world, and in any manner, including for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes, without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation. Each entrant agrees that the licensed entities may, but are not required to, attribute the entry (or any part thereof) to entrant. Each entrant waives and releases the Contest Entities from any and all claims that entrant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on “moral rights” or “droit moral” or unfair competition with respect to the Contest Entities’ exploitation of entries without further notification or compensation to entrant of any kind, and agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Contest Entities, each of their licensees, or any other person in connection with this Contest, on the grounds that any use of any entry or element thereof (including the Submission) or derivative works therefrom, infringes or violates any of entrant’s rights (including MORAL RIGHTS) therein.
Each participant acknowledges and agrees that nothing in these Official Rules will require a Contest Entity to use the entry in part or in whole or to include the entry in any Contest Entity-related property. Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the entrant and each of the Contest Entities is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the entrant’s decision to submit his/her entry for purposes of the Contest does not place any of the Contest Entities in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the entry (including all Submissions), other than as set forth in these Official Rules. Each entrant understands and acknowledges that Sponsor has wide access to ideas, essays, images, and other creative materials. Each entrant also acknowledges that many ideas or stories may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to his/her entry and/or each other in idea, components, format, or other respects. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that such entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of Sponsor’s use of any such similar or identical material that has or may come to Sponsor from other sources. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor does not now and will not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the entrant’s copyright in and to his/her entry or its constituent elements. Each entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by entrant relating to or arising out of a Contest Entity’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any entry or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition, or other exploitation of any Contest Entity property or product, and entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event are strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.