J Pollack • over 2 years ago
Exploitative "commercial" licensing clause in rules
There's not even prizes for this, yet you've made it so that you can MAKE MONEY off of people's submissions. You really should remove the "commercial" part of this clause. If you've already entered under previous rules, sorry but now they can make $$$ from your submission.
"By submitting a Submission, you grant Sponsor and the #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to use, distribute to the public, and publicly display and perform your Submission in any media, for any non-commercial or commercial purpose. "
The people running this raised $220 million for their VC fund, Slow Ventures, but couldn't be bothered to put up one red cent for prizes. They're in it to feel good about themselves.
POST HACKATHON: One of their 'winners' told me they got a whole 10 extra views from being a winner.
The people running this got to put up a big list of 'participating orgs' and link it back to their VC fund to get better PR.
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