In order to serve my clients, I have to pay significant amounts of money to have more than one picture on Realtor.com. In order to publish my listing content on Realtor.com, which is supposed to be for the benefit of both Realtors and Move.com’s shareholders (both of whom have divergent and opposed interests) – I have to agree to Move’s Terms and Conditions, which include this nifty
The professional photographs which I commission, to which I own the copyright, I am forced to relinquish the rights to:
8. Proprietary Rights. As between the parties hereto, Move exclusively owns and retains all right, title and interest in and to the Product in perpetuity throughout the Universe. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, and subject to Move’s receipt of payments specified in the Order, the Product is licensed (not sold) to You by Move. Move does not transfer title to the Product to You. This non-exclusive license only gives You the right to use and display the units of the Product that are licensed to You hereunder in accordance with the terms hereof. You hereby agree that to the maximum extent permitted by law, You will not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Product to a human-perceivable form, in whole or in part, and, except as provided for in this license, You will not copy, modify, network, rent, lease, sublicense, or otherwise distribute the Product in whole or in part. All rights in and to the Product not expressly granted to You in this Agreement are reserved by Move.
Am I overreacting?
Update 09/18/2007: I changed the title from “hate” to “dislike.” Hate is too strong a word.