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Watch what you wish for – wishpot wtf???

At the risk of being booted from the ranks of the B-list bloggers, I have to say that I signed up a long time ago for wishpot, in some sort of contest or promotion. I was really disturbed to find that my entire blog had been recreated on their website, with a sidebar of THEIR google ads.

Right there in the Terms of use it says

you grant Wishpot a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and assignable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such User Content throughout the world in any media. You grant Wishpot and its affiliates and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Content, if they choose. We can publish all or teaser portions of your User Content online and offline and permit others to do the same. We ask that you refer or provide links to Wishpot if you choose to republish your User Content elsewhere and that you do not publish the same items of User Content on both Wishpot and other product or service review or recommendation sites.

The hell I grant that sort of wish, what was I thinking?

Other than gaining totally free content for their website, what was the purpose of this again? I don’t remember what benefit I was suppsed to have received from this involvement. Anyhow, I’m not happy about this and if you have signed up there, i recommend you go check out that crazy contract and see if you really like seeing your work duplicated on someone else’s website without compensation. WTF????

I mean, not only does it give THEM permission to republish my stuff, but it also gives them permission to give permission. So they could totally be selling my blog posts without my knowledge OR PAY. No f’ing way..

ALWAYS read your contracts. What a dope I am. And they’re not too cool either, come to think of it. What on earth are they thinking?