ok kids when you get a job never send an email and then run out the door because now I’m waiting for my train wondering whether I just sent my boss an email with the word ‘wank’ in it rather than ‘want’. shit
The fact that an actual TV show is trying to steal ideas from clueless teenagers is the most pathetic thing I’ve ever witnessed. I’m sorry, even if this is the marketing team’s fault, they suck at their job.
Congratulations kids you all just got unpaid internships at MTV. What? No you can’t put it on your CV/resume. Yes you might work for weeks on something only to have to rejected/deleted/edited without your say so. Please take this seriously enough to make something unique, creative and special - but not so seriously that you should care about your work after you submit it. If you make something really good which boosts our ratings and income, boy will we be laughing all the way to the bank.
~ MTV PR Team (do our work, so we don’t have to)
FYI if people submit anything to the Collective site, read the fine print. MTV owns whatever you submit after it is on that site and can reproduce it without your permission. Fair warning.
3) MTV reserves the right to review any submitted User Content and to delete, remove, move, edit or reject, without notice to you
4)In connection with all User Content you submit using the User Content Submission Features, you grant to MTV, the Parent Companies and the Affiliates, the unqualified, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual and royalty free right, license, authorization and permission, in any form or format, on or through any media or medium and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed or discovered, in whole or in part, to host, cache, store, maintain, use, reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, perform, publish, broadcast, transmit, modify, prepare derivative works of, adapt, reformat, translate, and otherwise exploit all or any portion of your User Content on the Site (regardless of the Device through which the Site may be accessed) and any other channels, services, and other distribution platforms, whether currently existing or existing or developed in the future, of MTV, the Parent Companies and the Affiliates (collectively, the “Platforms”), for any purpose whatsoever (including, without limitation, for any promotional purposes) without accounting, notification, credit or other obligation to you, and the right to license and sub-license and authorize others to exercise any of the rights granted hereunder to MTV.
5) By submitting User Content, in addition to the rights, licenses and privileges referred to above, you are also granting MTV, the Parent Companies and the Affiliates, the unqualified, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual and royalty free right, license, authorization and permission to use and refer to your name, logo, marks, image, characteristic or other distinctive identification in presentations, marketing materials, customer lists and financial reports, to do, perform, take advantage of and exploit any and all of the rights set forth herein in connection with the marketing, advertising and promotion of the Platforms, and any products, goods, features, functions, capabilities and/or services associated with MTV
What this means in plain english is that anything you submit to the Teen Wolf collective can be taken, used, changed in whatever way that they wish without accounting, notification, credit or other obligation to you.
In other words. ANYTHING that put submit to it, whether it is an AU, a pairing, a setting or an OC can be stolen by Jeff Davis and MTV and used in whatever way they like. Such as changing the sexuality/race/gender/ name of your OC or a sterek pairing into a Stalia pairing. Your setting of a historical AU into them being king and queen of the prom. Without ever so much as acknowledging that you even existed let alone were the original creator of it.
They plan on using this to blatently steal your work and ideas, using the lawyerspeak in the terms and conditions, and the fact that NOBODY ever reads them to get away with their theft.
Look y’all, I’m not in Teen Wolf fandom anymore, I cop to that. BUT THIS is a total shit show.
Fandom belongs to FANS and should not EVER be on a website that the powers that be create for their own purposes or in the control of a corporate sponsor (.mtv is not cute). Placing work on the website, ADMITTING to the desire to move fandom into an area where they have more control and removing the interaction fans have with each other to a space in which 1. you don’t hold the rights to your work and standards are set not by the community but the powers that be and 2. you’re removed from the traditions of fanspace is totally gross and inappropriate on their part. They aren’t the first ones to try this bullshit either, they’re just cloaking it in different words.
Please don’t fall for this and if you DO and are curious about it please carefully read the TOS for the site you are signing up for and learn about how they can and will use your content for profit in the future. Protect yourself, protect your community. Ultimately, it’s your choice but it should always be YOUR choice and YOUR experience and YOUR fandom. Bringing it out of the realm of fans, where you didn’t create the website, you didn’t make the rules, you can’t do whatever the fuck you want, is not okay. It’s not what fandom is about. Teen Wolf PTB aren’t PART of fandom. You are.