This evening an interesting Flickr mail dropped into my inbox:
Dear Flickr Member:
We saw this photo of yours and really love it!
We selected your photo based on its quality and subject matter, which we believe is ideal for our project, “Picture a Healthy World.”
On February 14, 2006, GE Healthcare will launch a worldwide initiative to encourage people to share photos and stories of how they stay healthy.
Go to www.ge.com/health and add your photo by February 10, 2006 so your image can be displayed in Times Square in celebration of World Health Day.
Thanks for your help!
The GE Healthcare Team
P.S. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to your questions individually at this time. If you miss the deadline for early submission, you can still participate in Picture a Healthy World on February 14th.
I uploaded the photograph they linked to, although I had to agree to some draconian terms and conditions granting them and their vendors the right to do anything with the image.. (yes, I do read the terms and conditions when my photographs are involved)
You hereby grant GE and any of its third party vendors engaged to provide services to GE in connection with the Program, the unqualified, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual and royalty free right, license, authorization and permission, to publicly display …[snip]… take advantage of and exploit any and all of the rights set forth herein in connection with the marketing, advertising and promotion of the Program and any products, goods, features, functions, capabilities and/or services associated with us.
It’s only 700 pixels at it’s widest so they’re limited in what they can do anyway. If anyone sees the flying skateboarder in Times Square, drop me a mail, I’d love to hear about it!
Later… There’s more on Flickrnation – apparently the account was deactivated shortly afterwards because it was regarded as spamming.
5 replies on “GE wants your picture in Times Square”
Pretty outrageous that they don’t even send you a freebie for your trouble!
I replied to the mail, and they replied too. They said they’d send me an email when it went live on their website and when it will be displayed in Times Square!
My sister is going to be in New York in April. I tell her to look for it and take lots of pictures if she sees it!
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