has not been published or distributed previously in any media.
Each Entrant, including a duo’s or group’s Representative, represents that he/she owns all rights to his/her Entry, including, without limitation, the lyrics and the copyrights in the performance contained therein. Entrant further represents and warrants that the Entrant or a duo’s or group’s Representative, has obtained permission from each person (e.g., group members) whose name, image, likeness or voice ("Likeness") is included in the Entry, and that such person(s) have granted Entrant all necessary rights to use the person's Likeness as described in these Official Rules, and that Entrant can make written copies of such permissions available to the Sponsor upon request. If the Likeness of a minor is included, such grant of rights must include written permission from the minor's parent or legal guardian authorizing the use of the minor's Likeness on behalf of the minor. Each Entrant retains ownership of the Entry, however, by entering, Entrant and any Third Party Participants, grants the Sponsor, and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns, agents and licensees, the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, edit, store, record, distribute, merchandise, license, sublicense, adapt and/or modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), the Entrant's Entry, including, but not limited to, the recording and the performances contained therein (in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by the Sponsor or its agents, in their sole discretion), as well as to use Entrant's name, likeness, photograph, and/or statements regarding his/her participation in this Contest (with or without using the Entrant's name) in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory, and without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval from the Entrant or any other party. Entrant waives intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal or moral rights that might preclude the Sponsor's or its agents use of the Entry, and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against the Sponsor or its agents for the use of the Entry or Entrant's likeness or statements. Entries will not be acknowledged and will not be received or held “in confidence” and an Entry does not create a confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy between Entrant and Sponsor or any of its respective affiliates or subsidiaries. Furthermore, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor may receive many Entries in this Contest and that such other entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to Entrant’s Entry and Entrant waives any and all claims Entrant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future that any composition, other entries, and/or ideas accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Sponsor, the Judges and their affiliates, or their respective officers, directors, employees and agents may be similar to or the same as his/her Entry.