Agreement

3MF Stories, Book publishing Agreement
As of April 16, 2013
B2PUB

Agreement

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY STATES AND D.C., AGE 18 OR OVER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
This agreement is for recognition only of original stories. There is no compensation given to authors for entries. B2PUB will charge a small fee for the collective works in order to cover it's cost of producing and distributing the book 3MF Stories.

1. Book 3MF Stories. B2PUB printing (and digital ePub and other electronic distibution) of 3MF Stories ("the Book") is by BeOriginal Publishing ("B2PUB").

2. HOW TO ENTER. To enter, go to www.threeminutefiction.com and click on the link "Submit." Fill out the personal information form and upload your entry following the online instructions. Enter up to five (5) entries per person. You must provide actual email addresses, real name and contact information. There is no fee to submit an entry. By submitting an entry to be published, each entrant agrees to comply with and be bound by this Agreement and acknowledges that the decisions of the B2PUB shall be final and binding in all matters.

3. QUALIFIED ENTRIES. To be qualified for inclusion in the book 3MF Stories, an entry must have been submitted to any one of B2PUB's Contest "Three-Minute Fiction", and can NOT have been chosen for publishing by NPR.

In addition, the Story must (a) be in the English language; (b) be no longer than 600 words; (c) be wholly the original work of the entrant, written solely by the entrant; (d) not be copied from any other source; (e) not be in the public domain; (f) not be in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity; and (g) not include any language or other content that is indecent, inappropriate, morally objectionable or otherwise unfit for dissemination or broadcast, as determined by B2PUB in its sole discretion. Entries not satisfying these criteria in any respect will be disqualified. If B2PUB, in its sole discretion, has reason to believe that any entry contains any material that may infringe or violate any law or any rights of a third party, or that the use or broadcast or such entry in the manner described herein may infringe or violate any law or any rights of a third party, B2PUB may immediately disqualify such entry and take any other measures B2PUB may deem appropriate.

4. ELIGIBILITY. Publishing in the book 3MF Stories is open only to individual legal residents of the fifty United States who are age 18 and over. B2PUB reserves the right to verify and confirm entrants' ages and compliance with other eligibility requirements. Entrants may be required to submit further information to assist in verification of eligibility.

5. GRANT OF RIGHTS. By submitting a Story entry, the entrant grants to B2PUB (i) the right to edit the Story for grammar and spelling; and (ii) a non-exclusive, assignable, perpetual, license to produce, publish, distribute, transmit, exhibit, exploit, and license the Story and any portions thereof in any format (collectively "distribute" or "distribution," as applicable) by any and all means, uses and media, whether audio, print, audiovisual or otherwise, now or hereafter known, throughout the universe in all languages. Entrant further agrees that B2PUB shall have the right to distribute the Story. Entrant retains the copyright and all other rights in the work. B2PUB does not claim exclusive right to publishing. All stories may be distributed as the original copyright holder wishes as long as it does not hinder B2PUB's right to publish.

6. ENTRANT REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, INDEMNIFICATION AND RELEASE. By entering, each entrant represents and warrants to B2PUB that his/her entry is (i) completely the original work of the entrant and was written solely by the entrant, (ii) not copied from any other source, (iii) not in the public domain, and (iv) not in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity. Entrant agrees to defend and indemnify B2PUB for any breach of the above representations. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, release, discharge and hold harmless B2PUB and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional partners and agents, and all others associated with the development and execution of this book, and the officers, directors and employees of each of the foregoing, from any and all claims and liabilities arising from or in connection with participation in this book, including without limitation (a) claims for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participation in the book and (b) claims based on rights of privacy, rights of publicity, false light, defamation, copyright and/or trademark infringement relating to the submission or exploitation of the entrant's concept.

7. RELEASE OF CLAIMS. Each entrant acknowledges that the B2PUB engages and has engaged in the developing, writing, acquiring, producing, publishing, disseminating and/or broadcasting of literary, artistic, and other material, including stories, ideas, themes, plots, titles, treatments, formats, and concepts (collectively, the "Materials"). By submitting an entry in the book, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that any Materials that B2PUB may hereafter use or exploit may have originated with B2PUB or may have been acquired from B2PUB's employees or other parties, and that such Materials may duplicate, parallel or resemble the Story submitted in the book by the entrant. By submitting an entry, each entrant acknowledges that he or she understands and agrees that B2PUB's use of Materials containing features, ideas, material and/or elements similar to or identical with those contained in their entry shall not entitle the entrant to any compensation whatsoever. As an inducement to B2PUB to accept the entrant's entry into the book, each entrant hereby waives any claim or right of action against any of B2PUB or their successors in connection with B2PUB's use of any Materials (or any portions thereof) whether or not such Materials contain any features, ideas, material and/or elements similar or identical to those contained in an entrant's entry.

8. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. By entering your story, each entrant grants permission to B2PUB to use his/her name, photograph, likeness, voice, and/or biographical information for B2PUB's programming, publication, publicity, advertising and all other promotional purposes without compensation, review or approval, unless prohibited by law. B2PUB reserves the right to terminate, modify or suspend this book due to any of an act of God; unavoidable accident; epidemic; fire; blackout; act of public enemy; war, riot or civil commotion; enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality or tribunal; strike, lockout or other labor dispute; inclement weather; the recapture of any time period scheduled for the live broadcast of a program for an event of national importance or emergency; failure of technical facilities; failure of essential production, or technical personnel to appear or be available for production or broadcast; or other cause beyond its control. B2PUB is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, mutilated, misdirected, mis-delivered, or delayed entries, or for technical or human errors or failures of any kind in connection with the submission, transmission, processing of entries.

9. GOVERNING LAW. This book is governed by the internal laws of the District of Georgia without regard to principles of conflict of laws. All cases and claims pertaining to this book must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the District of Georgia.