at my university they are holding a photo comp with the following small print (seems to be common in competitions)
"Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to SOAS, University of London to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition."
the three categories for the competition are also exactly the same as the kind of pictures the university uses for its website/brochures etc (pics of the uni, pics of london, and pics of foreign countries where the uni has links). it seems really rather obvious imo ...
so i feel really certain that this 'competition' is nothing other than a cheap way (prize money totals 900 gbp) to gain the copyright to hundreds of images, which will surely be worth much more. we are thinking of running a story about it in the university newspaper, to warn students not to submit, until this clause is removed from the small print.
am i overreacting ? do you think we will get in trouble if we accuse the university of trying to scam copyright info from students' images in the newspaper ? i know that what they are doing is technically legal, but i feel its really dishonest ... i dont wanna get in trouble