A lot of the questions you have all been asking or some of the statements that have been brought up are all in our main page journal. We will how ever remind you all of this, then answer a few of your questions. *Legal Notice*
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A lot of your questions or statements about adding something like this, as you can see has already been done, and has been up for well over a year now.
This unfortunately doesn't hold up with DA.
The policy you see above, is along the same lines as what Frank has. Not the same but along the same lines.
But unless you have singed something like this
which to me seems a little fair fetched.
We realise their are a lot of young ( we are all young at heart don't worry
) members that send in secrets. so this agreement form is a little over OTT ..
We are however trying to work something out with DA that will be something a long the same lines, but a lot easier to understand.
According to DA our journal means nothing at all if someone decides they want to report us. We need something signed.
This also means even though your emails you send us saying you give DAS permission to use your art. This is also not enough.
This disappoints us as much as it disappoints you as secret tellers..
We hope this is worked out very soon, this is a DA rule though, there is nothing we can do about it at all.
To those of you who have mentioned making their own secrets account where members can send their own images in.
Good luck to you. This rule isn't a DAS rule though it is a DA rule so you will have the same problem. FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?