It also alleviates the concern that you may come back later, say if it is used in a major publication, and claiming they owe you something.
Essentially it lets them do what they want without any strings attached.
-- Dave K, Speakeasy Moderatorclick here to email [email protected] believe the issue circles around the idea that if Cnet has the right to use it, but you still are the proper 'owner,' then you would have ultimate control over how, when, and where it's used.
Topics and quotes are frequently used in weekly newsletters, polls, etc, and they want to have complete discretion when it comes to using it without the need to contact you for permission.
It really is a standard legal statement, particularly when dealing with larger companies, and isn't something I expect to be changed.--"Note that the same clause is not given in regard to these forums.
It's you're decision, but if you read the fine print you'll find many of the places you visit make similar statements so your hotspots may dwindle quite a bit.