I'm not a hobby photographer. I'd like to feel there's a smidgen of art in what I do, but if I'm being honest with myself, it's largely craft. I don't do this for the sheer love of making photographs, I do this to get paid. Making something amazingly beautiful is a by-product.
The parks and rec department of my city government is doing a contest. This is one of the clauses in their set of rules:
Entering the contest constitutes an agreement by the contestant to give a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to the City, and anyone it authorizes, to display, distribute, modify, crop reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed including the Internet, for any City purpose including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion. Such license is provided without any fee or other form of compensation, or any requirement for additional approvals, photo credit will be given where possible.
So just by entering the contest with my submission, they want me to grant them a royalty-free license, not for any actual compensation, but for the slim chance of winning a shitty little toy camera.