Today, we talk about SkyPixel and content ownership. Do you own the videos that you post on SkyPixel?
Well, no. According to the Terms and Conditions listed on their website:
By submitting, posting, or publishing User Content on or through the Service, you grant DJI a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, sub-licensable and transferable right and license to use, copy, host, store, transfer, display, publish, broadcast, transmit, perform, reproduce, modify, prepare derivative works from, distribute, or otherwise exploit your User Content, in whole or in part, in any media formats and through any media channels now known or hereafter developed, in connection with the Service and DJI’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof). In addition, you waive any so-called “moral rights” in your User Content.
Essentially, DJI is saying that, by posting your videos on SkyPixel, you are waiving all rights to control what happens to the videos you post there. However, there is a termination clause listed in the Terms and Conditions as well. The clause states:
The above licenses granted by you in User Content you submit, post, or publish on or through the Service terminate within a commercially reasonable period of time after you remove or delete User Content from the Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the license for legal archival/preservation purposes will continue indefinitely. Please note that removed User Content may be cached in search engine indices after removal and that DJI has no control over such caching.
Basically, the termination states that you may have the ability to regain control over your content if you delete your membership within a “commercially reasonable time period”. While we’re not exactly sure what constitutes a “commercially reasonable time period” (days, weeks?), you do have a chance at reclaiming full copyright over your content.
In short, SkyPixel can be a great tool for drone pilots. However, you should consider the ramifications before posting any content. Fly safe!
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- [02:07] Today, we talk about SkyPixel and content ownership
- [03:11] What do the terms and conditions stated on the Skypixel website state with regards to content ownership?
- [04:34] Is there any chance that Skypixel will forgo ownership with passage of time?