Bloggers Beware: Let BlogBurst Own You
When I first read about BlogBurst, it sounded like a great service for Kairosnews to be listed in:
BlogBurst is a syndication service that places your blog on top-tier online destinations. You get visibility, audience reach and traffic, while publishers weave the rich and diverse fabric of the blogosphere into their sites.
Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, that seemed to be the case until I got the invitation from them and went to verify Kairosnews. Their Contributor Agreement gives them substantial intellectual property rights:
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you grant to Pluck and its affiliates a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license to reproduce, distribute, make derivative works of, perform, display, disclose, and otherwise dispose of the Work (and derivative works thereof) for any purpose, whether commercial or not.
Obviously, with Kairosnews, I couldn't agree to this; I'm not the owner of all of the content here (nor would I if I was). Other bloggers beware. Make sure you read their agreement carefully before verifying your blog for them.