Legacy Licence

All content uploaded before the introduction of Creative Commons licences was subject to our terms and conditions as then in effect. The licence you granted us and other users downloading your content was:


"When you upload User-Uploaded Content to our Websites, you will (assuming you are the owner of the User-Uploaded Content) continue to own all intellectual property rights in that User-Uploaded Content. You are able to modify or remove your User-Uploaded Content as you wish.

To enable us to provide the Services and host your User-Uploaded Content we require a licence to use the User-Uploaded Content that you upload to our Websites. In addition, users of our Websites require a licence from you to download and/or otherwise use your User-Uploaded Content.  When you upload any User-Uploaded Content to our Websites you grant us, and our users, a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual,  irrevocable (save as set out below) licence to use, reproduce, publish, create derivative works from, distribute and display such User-Uploaded Content (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology. [emphasis added]

In the event that you remove your User-Uploaded Content from our Websites we will, from the date of such removal, have no right to make the User-Uploaded Content available on the Websites and the licence granted to us above will be deemed to have terminated. Note, however, that those users of the Websites who have downloaded or otherwise made use of your User-Uploaded Content prior to its removal will continue to have a right to make use of such User-Uploaded Content.

With respect to all User-Uploaded Content you upload to the Websites, you hereby waive any moral rights you have in the User-Uploaded Content.

You warrant that (i) you have the right to upload the User-Uploaded Content and grant the rights set out in the licences above and (ii) use of the User-Uploaded Content by either us or our users (in accordance with the licence granted above) will not infringe the rights of any third parties."


This licence continues to apply to all content which has not had a Creative Commons lience applied to it. We encourage uploaders to relicence their content under Creative Commons.