Apple IMC, Mini, 5fm and Coca Cola have collaborated to give existing and budding South African podcasters a boost.
They’ve put up a cool site at www.getpodcasting.co.za, a clip from that site:
Got something to say? Think you’re the next big thing? Broadcast yourself or cast a vote for your favourite podcast and you could win a share of the more than R250 000 in prizes up for grabs, courtesy of Apple, 5FM, Coca-Cola and MINI.
R 250 000 will attract a lot of attention. This is good news. However, before diving head first into the competition take note of this:
Please view our TERMS AND CONDITIONS for important contest information, including the contest categories and technical specifications for your podcasts.
Those terms and conditions, as highlighted on Cherry’s post, read:
(C) Any Entry Materials which Sponsor, in its sole opinion, deems to be inappropriate for publication will not be considered and the individual submitting those materials will be disqualified. By entering, each individual warrants and represents that all of the Entry Materials (i) is/will be the sole and original creation of the individual (or group in the case of a band) and has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work; (ii) does not/will not violate or infringe any intellectual property right, such as but not limited to, copyright, trademark/trade name, or contract rights, or other proprietary right of any person (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity and are not defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray in a false light), or entity; (iii) is/will be the sole and exclusive property of the individual (or group in the case of a band); (iv) is not licensed or otherwise encumbered in any manner whatsoever; and (v) complies with (and does not violate) any law, rule or regulation. Entry Materials cannot name, describe, or depict any person or character, living or dead or fictional, except only the band members, and cannot contain any material subject to copyright of any third party or contain the trademark, trade name or logo of any third party (other than that which is displayed on an instrument and applied to that instrument by its manufacturer and then only as it had been applied by the manufacturer). By entering, the individual grants permission for the use of the Entry Materials, and/or name of the band (and the name of each individual member of the band), in connection with the advertising, promotion, and publicity of the Competition and otherwise as stated in these Official Rules (as solely determined by Sponsor).
Now what I know about the legal stuff is dangerous, but this is discouraging me from participating – Paul, could you help us understand what all this means?
Don’t want to be negative about it – this is a nice initiative from some very cool brands. However, remember the value of your own hard work and intellectual property.