Terms of Service – Audioboo.fm

On a lark I decided to re-read the TOS for audioboo.fm.
You can see them here. http://audioboo.fm/terms


I am NOT a lawyer. BUT I find it funny they say “You own your User Content, not us.” and “We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Site. Your profile and the materials you upload remain yours.”


YET they say this “You grant the Company and its affiliates a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display your User Content (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate such your User Content in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. ”


Now again, I am not a lawyer. To me that sure sounds like they are nullifying your ownership if they can do anything they want in any way in perpetuity. That sure sounds like ownership to me.


This is just a reminder. There are no free rides. Be aware of what you are uploading to sites that are “free” such as audioboo, facebook etc. Even if you pay for an account you should review the terms in case even a paid account is surrendering your rights.