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    Hey CSers,

    Channel 8's Star Search 10 is organising an exclusive shoot for photographers to get up-close and personal with the contestants of Star Seach 10. You will get the individual opportunity to work with this international group of talented goodlookers, complete with professional Elinchrom lights and technical support from Cathay Photo. The shoot will take place in one day at an outdoor location on 3 October, Sunday. The set-up is not unlike a casual weekend shoot with fellow photog kakis, except you get some individual time to pose the contestants and try out the Elinchrom strobes.

    After the shoot, submit your photos and winning images will be exhibited at the Star Search roadshow in November. You will stand to win attractive equipment and product prizes sponsored by FujiFilm and other sponsors!

    Do Feel free to pose any questions here on the competition, and check out http://xinmsn.com/starsearch2010 for how you can get an invitation to the shoot!
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    so take photos and win prizes. no renummerations, terms and condition of photos are not favorable to professionals.

    Mediacorp is a profit-making organisation. The pictures are going to be used for commercial marketing and branding purposes for these upcoming stars right?
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    Wow, like that also can... I hope all of us here will boycott the event!

    4. Each participant hereby expressly and irrevocably consents to, and grants to the Organiser, its principals, agents, representatives, successors and/or assigns the right to use the participant's particulars in any manner as the Organiser shall see fit. In particular, the Organiser shall have the right to contact and/or mail the participant (whether electronically or otherwise) at any time with information and/or mailers containing customer service, business, marketing, advertising and/or promotional information of any kind, whether or not related to the Organiser's programmes, contests, promotions and/or activities, and the Organiser shall additionally have the right to disclose, transfer, assign, licence, sell or grant to any third parties (including its affiliates), all or any portion of the participant's particulars for any purpose.

    5. Each participant irrevocably releases the Organiser from and against any and all claims, suits, liabilities, or damages which such person may have in connection with his or her particulars or information, being (i) used by the Organiser (or any third party which the Organiser has released the particulars/information to) in any manner or format; or (ii) disclosed or otherwise provided by the Organiser to any third party as provided herein.

    7. Each participant shall provide his full name as shown in NRIC, NRIC No. and contact details and each participant shall make full and honest disclosure of particulars as requested in the Contest, by the Organiser or otherwise. Any incomplete Entry (as hereinafter defined), misrepresentation of any fact or particulars (deemed material by the Organiser) shall result in disqualification and/or the forfeiture, withholding, withdrawal or reclamation of any cash and/or prize won. The participants irrevocably grant the Organiser the right to use such particulars in any manner as the Organiser may deem fit

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    1. In the event that the Contest requires, entails and/or calls for the participant to submit any entries (whether in a tangible and/or intangible form) and/or to contribute and/or record any performance by the participant (the "Entry"), the participant hereby agrees that the ownership of the Entry and any and all intellectual property rights (if applicable) in and to the Entry shall vest and belong to the Organiser solely and absolutely. In the event that the Entry is of an intangible nature, the participant shall ensure and procure that all necessary and applicable rights, clearances, licenses, waivers and/or assignments relating to, arising from and/or pursuant to the Entry are obtained for the purposes herein. The participant hereby waives any moral rights and the right to object to any derogatory treatment of the participant's Entry. For the avoidance of doubt, unless expressly permitted by the Organiser at its sole and absolute discretion, the Organiser shall not be obliged to, and the participant shall not be entitled to a, return of the Entry. Subject to the other provisions herein, the participant shall be allowed to use their Entry for their own portfolio purpose strictly on a non-commercial basis. Any and all other use of the Entry shall be subject to the prior written approval of the Organiser, such approval may be withheld by the Organiser at its sole and absolute discretion.

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    Seems like these days, anyone who wants several photographs decides to organize these competitions. Giving a few prizes is cheaper than appointing professional photographers I guess.



    Quote Originally Posted by NoiNoi View Post
    Wow, like that also can... I hope all of us here will boycott the event!

    4. Each participant hereby expressly and irrevocably consents to, and grants to the Organiser, its principals, agents, representatives, successors and/or assigns the right to use the participant's particulars in any manner as the Organiser shall see fit. In particular, the Organiser shall have the right to contact and/or mail the participant (whether electronically or otherwise) at any time with information and/or mailers containing customer service, business, marketing, advertising and/or promotional information of any kind, whether or not related to the Organiser's programmes, contests, promotions and/or activities, and the Organiser shall additionally have the right to disclose, transfer, assign, licence, sell or grant to any third parties (including its affiliates), all or any portion of the participant's particulars for any purpose.

    5. Each participant irrevocably releases the Organiser from and against any and all claims, suits, liabilities, or damages which such person may have in connection with his or her particulars or information, being (i) used by the Organiser (or any third party which the Organiser has released the particulars/information to) in any manner or format; or (ii) disclosed or otherwise provided by the Organiser to any third party as provided herein.

    7. Each participant shall provide his full name as shown in NRIC, NRIC No. and contact details and each participant shall make full and honest disclosure of particulars as requested in the Contest, by the Organiser or otherwise. Any incomplete Entry (as hereinafter defined), misrepresentation of any fact or particulars (deemed material by the Organiser) shall result in disqualification and/or the forfeiture, withholding, withdrawal or reclamation of any cash and/or prize won. The participants irrevocably grant the Organiser the right to use such particulars in any manner as the Organiser may deem fit

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    1. In the event that the Contest requires, entails and/or calls for the participant to submit any entries (whether in a tangible and/or intangible form) and/or to contribute and/or record any performance by the participant (the "Entry"), the participant hereby agrees that the ownership of the Entry and any and all intellectual property rights (if applicable) in and to the Entry shall vest and belong to the Organiser solely and absolutely. In the event that the Entry is of an intangible nature, the participant shall ensure and procure that all necessary and applicable rights, clearances, licenses, waivers and/or assignments relating to, arising from and/or pursuant to the Entry are obtained for the purposes herein. The participant hereby waives any moral rights and the right to object to any derogatory treatment of the participant's Entry. For the avoidance of doubt, unless expressly permitted by the Organiser at its sole and absolute discretion, the Organiser shall not be obliged to, and the participant shall not be entitled to a, return of the Entry. Subject to the other provisions herein, the participant shall be allowed to use their Entry for their own portfolio purpose strictly on a non-commercial basis. Any and all other use of the Entry shall be subject to the prior written approval of the Organiser, such approval may be withheld by the Organiser at its sole and absolute discretion.
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    Completely understand why photography competitions are under heat for copyright issues, so do go in with your eyes open!

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    i have signed up.

    although not agreeable with the terms, but looking at myself, i am just a nobody haha... and you dun get to shoot were to be future actors/actress everytime do you (unless you are a famous photographer)? So think on the bright side.

    so heck! as long as they allow me to display the photos on my portfolio, i will just accept it.

    i think this contest is more suitable for newbies like me who is not famous in the photography industry since we are nobodies and this copyright issue is not yet that important to us at this point.

    we should be flattered if they decided to use our photos for other future campaigns although we cannot claim rights to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    i have signed up.

    although not agreeable with the terms, but looking at myself, i am just a nobody haha... and you dun get to shoot were to be future actors/actress everytime do you (unless you are a famous photographer)? So think on the bright side.

    so heck! as long as they allow me to display the photos on my portfolio, i will just accept it.

    i think this contest is more suitable for newbies like me who is not famous in the photography industry since we are nobodies and this copyright issue is not yet that important to us at this point.

    we should be flattered if they decided to use our photos for other future campaigns although we cannot claim rights to it.
    I guess you mean to say "I should be flattered if they decided to use MY photos " & not "WE should be flattered if they decided to use OUR photos "
    esp. when we, at least me, are not even sure whether they will acknowledge the original photographer, leave aside compensating him/her...
    ...and esp. when the organizers say that they can sell ur personal particulars for ANY purpose & make money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thephotontrapper View Post
    I guess you mean to say "I should be flattered if they decided to use MY photos " & not "WE should be flattered if they decided to use OUR photos "
    esp. when we, at least me, are not even sure whether they will acknowledge the original photographer, leave aside compensating him/her...
    ...and esp. when the organizers say that they can sell ur personal particulars for ANY purpose & make money!
    i will safely say, they definitely wun credit the photographer.

    so who shoots the photos, only we know ourselfs.

    but if you think on the bright side, if they have choosen your photos and it can make money.

    you will have no problem reproducing the same standards that you shot to make money for yourself next time since you know your standards is recognised by them to make themselve money using your photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    i will safely say, they definitely wun credit the photographer.

    so who shoots the photos, only we know ourselfs.

    but if you think on the bright side, if they have choosen your photos and it can make money.

    you will have no problem reproducing the same standards that you shot to make money for yourself next time since you know your standards is recognised by them to make themselve money using your photos.
    if the t&c states the copyrights belongs to mediacorp, are u allowed to use it for your portfolio?

    anyone can advise? seems like the rights is fully assigned and any usage have to get mediacorp's permission instead.

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    Solely and absolutely, it is at their best interest. They can choose to not let you use it even in your own port. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    if the t&c states the copyrights belongs to mediacorp, are u allowed to use it for your portfolio?

    anyone can advise? seems like the rights is fully assigned and any usage have to get mediacorp's permission instead.
    it does says that you can use for your portfolio but not for commerce purpose.

    so long as i dun sell those photos, i can still show these photos as my portfolio for future clients.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    it does says that you can use for your portfolio but not for commerce purpose.

    so long as i dun sell those photos, i can still show these photos as my portfolio for future clients.


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    i find it confusing honestly. if u are showing it to clients, that would be on commercial basis no? you don't need to be selling the images to be using it commercially.

    if u are a hobbyist putting it on his personal site, thats ok. but if u are a pro and u use it, i think mediacorp might object to it unless u get approval. correct me if i am wrong. the mediacorp artiste i worked with had to get clearance for her pics to be used by me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    i find it confusing honestly. if u are showing it to clients, that would be on commercial basis no? you don't need to be selling the images to be using it commercially.

    if u are a hobbyist putting it on his personal site, thats ok. but if u are a pro and u use it, i think mediacorp might object to it unless u get approval. correct me if i am wrong. the mediacorp artiste i worked with had to get clearance for her pics to be used by me.
    hmm i thought it is perfectly fine even for a pro to show his works (as long as he dun sells the photo) to his clients... cos after all they are not going to reproduce the same set of photos but just to show his works only.

    nevermind, i will clarify this if i am selected for the shoot haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thephotontrapper View Post
    I guess you mean to say "I should be flattered if they decided to use MY photos " & not "WE should be flattered if they decided to use OUR photos "
    esp. when we, at least me, are not even sure whether they will acknowledge the original photographer, leave aside compensating him/her...
    ...and esp. when the organizers say that they can sell ur personal particulars for ANY purpose & make money!
    Maybe the prize money come from selling of personal particulars,

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    hmm i thought it is perfectly fine even for a pro to show his works (as long as he dun sells the photo) to his clients... cos after all they are not going to reproduce the same set of photos but just to show his works only.

    nevermind, i will clarify this if i am selected for the shoot haha.
    best of luck to you!~

    hope u get in too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    best of luck to you!~

    hope u get in too.
    thanks!

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    Hmm may just try for the heck of it. But got exam the next day of the shoot haiz
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    You go join a lucky draw, your particulars will also be sold to some marketing firm. No one's personal data is completely safe.
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    Hey Any one know the shoot held on 3 Oct izzit in the morning or afternoon ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadefox View Post
    Hey Any one know the shoot held on 3 Oct izzit in the morning or afternoon ??
    most probably morning.

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