OT-Terms and Conditions
I know this is not the forum for this, but there doesn't seem to be an area for basic discussion. Since this is where I mostly hang out, I thought I'd ask you guys.
Does iVillage claim ownership of photos posted to their site, but not uploaded to it? As in, if I post the html code to display a picture (that I uploaded to another site, say Photobucket) inline with a post.
It looks like the terms and conditions are trying to say that you forfeit your copyright to your own photos once posted to the site at all, but I don't speak legalese. That seems not only silly, but displays huge ignorance of how the internet works; you can't own something just because it's linked to your page. The photo is visible on this site through a sort of "html window" to Photobucket. It doesn't leave Photobucket and come to this site.
I've found a few threads on the terms and conditions, but my question hasn't been well answered. I've even seen people ask for clarification on these matters, with no response providing further information from iVillage/GardenWeb.
Thanks for any help!