This was brought to my attention via The Photo Attorney - Carolyn E. Wright LLC
Taken directly from their website: [link]
Intellectual Property Rights
Zivity does not claim ownership of Content transmitted by you to the Site and displayed on the Site, except as provided in separate agreements with models and photographers. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and except as provided in Zivitys separate agreements with models and photographers, you grant to Zivity a perpetual, world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive, irrevocable and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display any or all Content you submit to the Site and to incorporate such Content into other works.
To put it into English, you still retain the 'ownership' of your work, however once it is uploaded you have given Zivity the right to use your work however they see fit, for as long as they want, to manipulate or mutilate your work in any manner. So that great image you uploaded and are getting a great number of votes on can be sold to some hard core porn company and used on their website or even on the cover art of one of their productions. That is just one example, the point being you have just given someone else the right to make money of your hard work forever.
One last thing, you also agree that they can change this at anytime, without notifying you in any manner. So that whole claiming ownership thing can change at the drop of a hat, causing you to lose your work completely.
Still want to have your work on the site?
Also from The Photo Attorney website - [link]
In Memoriam - Barbara Ringer
Barbara Ringer, 83, principal architect of the 1976 Copyright Act, Register of Copyrights from 1973-1980, and Acting Register from 1993-1994, died today in Lexington, VA.
In 1995, Ms. Ringer was given the "Library of Congress' Distinguished Service Award" for her lifetime contributions to the field of copyright, both nationally and intentionally, and for her contributions to the Library of Congress over a period of 40 years. In addition to her positions held (noted above), she was instrumental in the establishment of the Rome Convention of 1961, an international treaty for the protection of performers, broadcasters, and record producers, and the 1971 revisions of the Berne Convention and the Universal Copyright Convention. Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Ringer was known for her brilliance as a drafter of legislation, her authorship of works on copyright, and her ability to harmonize divergent points of view.
...read the rest on her website [link]
Tá grá i mo chroí go deo
The love in my heart is forever