Speaker Waiver

A licensed WikiStage organizer will be recording all the presentations at the WikiStage event where you will be participating as speaker (the “Event”). WikiStage Events are operated under the license of the WikiStage Association (“WikiStage”). Beyond the Event, the goal of WikiStage is to support independent organizers who wish to organize events with short talks and to produce video clips that are shared worldwide via our website, wikistage.org.
This release (the “Release”) will serve as our agreement concerning your participation at the Event. In consideration for the platform provided to you, and in support of the goal to celebrate curiosity, you grant WikiStage, and other entities — e.g., broadcasters — as WikiStage may designate from time to time (collectively, the “WikiStage Parties”) the right to record, stream, film and photograph your presentation at the Event (the “Presentation”) and to distribute, broadcast, edit, translate (as discussed below) or otherwise disseminate it, without any further approval from you, in whole or in part, throughout the world, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed. This grant to the WikiStage Parties includes, but is not limited to, the right to use the Presentation either alone or together with supporting information, such as your name, voice, photograph, likeness and biographical data (collectively, “Supporting Information”).
Examples of permitted uses of the Presentation and Supporting Information include displaying the Presentation on the WikiStage YouTube channel or on WikiStage’s website, wikistage.org; broadcasting the Presentation on television; and distributing the Presentation on DVDs, mobile phones, films, and other video distribution channels, such as iTunes.
WikiStage encourages intelligent public debate around each presentation. Accordingly, your Presentation may be distributed under a “Creative Commons” license, which allows each distributed presentation to be re- published in non-commercial, non-derivative works, as long as appropriate credit is given and the presentation is not edited or distorted. By agreeing to this Release, you acknowledge and agree that you do not object to the distribution of the Presentation by the WikiStage Parties under a Creative Commons license.
WikiStage places a great emphasis on reaching a global audience. To achieve this goal, your Presentation may be translated into any language. By agreeing to this release, you acknowledge and agree that you do not object to having your Presentation and Supporting Information translated in this way.
In addition, you understand and agree that: (i) WikiStage isn’t obligated to use the Presentation or Supporting Information in any way; (ii) you won’t receive any form of payment in connection with the use of the Presentation and/or Supporting Information; and (iii) you may not revoke the rights granted in this Release.
You affirm that: (i) you have the full power and authority to grant the rights and releases set forth in this Release; (ii) you are the sole author of the Presentation; (iii) you own all rights to the Presentation, including, but not limited to, all copyrights and trademark rights; (iv) you will advise WikiStage in writing of all third-party material contained in the Presentation (to which you have not secured all necessary rights); and (v) use of the Presentation as permitted by this Release will not violate the rights of any third party.
If any third party claims that the use of the Presentation violates its rights, you agree to cooperate fully with WikiStage to defend against or otherwise respond to such claim.
This Release contains the entire understanding between you and WikiStage regarding the Presentation and/or Supporting Information and may not be modified except in a writing signed by both of us.
This Release shall be exclusively governed by French law without regard to choice-of-law principles. Any dispute concerning the Presentation and/or Supporting Information, or arising out of or relating to this Release, shall be resolved in the courts of Paris, France.