A license is kept on user-generated content even after you close your account

The service may still use your content and display it after you stopped using it by closing your account. The case applies to terms requiring users to grant them a perpetual license over that content.

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Service Title Rating Status Author
Hacker News "irrevocable license" APPROVED Vincent
Reddit "<p>When Your Content is created with or submitted to the Services, you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable," DECLINED Dr_Jeff Staff
Discogs "<p>If You cease using the Service, You confirm that We are entitled to continue using Your user-generated content and may continue to display Your username along with Your content pursuant to the rights granted above.</p>" APPROVED Michael Curator
Listia "royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Reddit "<p>When Your Content is created with or submitted to the Services, you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable, and sublicensable license" APPROVED LoreMazza004
eBay "<p>When you provide content using the Services (directly or indirectly), you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all Intellectual Property Rights you have in that content in connection with our provision, expansion, and promotion of the Services," APPROVED Peepo Staff
Tumblr "All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability." DECLINED import script Bot
Malwarebytes "This license continues even if you stop using our Services. " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Khan Academy "Such license is perpetual and irrevocable, except to the extent required to comply with Applicable Privacy Law relating to ownership and control of your personal information, including education records." APPROVED Peepo Staff
Flickr "perpetual" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Turnitin "The licenses shall survive the termination of the User Agreement." APPROVED cherryblossom
Cengage This service keeps a license on user-generated content even after users close their accounts. DECLINED user 843 Curator
Kahoot! "You hereby grant to Kahoot! a perpetual (or, for as long as permitted under applicable law)," APPROVED Peepo Staff
Burger King " By providing us User Content, you grant us a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Отзовик Сервис получает права на отзывы и комментарии на весь срок действия исключительного права APPROVED unshippedozone Curator
Crain's Chicago Business "perpetual, irrevocable license " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Blizzard "You hereby grant Blizzard a perpetual," APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
SourceForge "assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Duolingo "acknowledge that this license cannot be terminated by you once your Content is submitted to the Services. " DECLINED (deactivated)
Discord "By uploading, distributing, transmitting or otherwise using Your Content with the Service, you grant to us a perpetual," APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Nexon "The license grant to Nexon, and the above waiver of any applicable moral rights, survives any termination or expiration of the Terms." DECLINED (deactivated)
Brainly This service keeps a license on user-generated content even after users close their accounts. APPROVED (deactivated)
TikTok "unconditional irrevocable" DECLINED (deactivated)
Keybase "perpetual" DECLINED jurius
Gfycat "perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, upload, perform, distribute, store, modify and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the operation of the Service " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
eBay "perpetual, irrevocable" APPROVED private prawn Curator
HideMyAss! "You grant to each member of the Vendor Group, a non-exclusive, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, and royalty-free right and license" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Crowdmark "By making Content available to Crowdmark or to others through the Services, you hereby grant Crowdmark and its licensors and third party service providers, without any additional consideration, a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid up license " APPROVED user 843 Curator
Artspace "royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
CouchSurfing "Sections 3.5 (Release), 4 (Member Conduct and Content), 5 (Submissions), 9 (Trademarks), 11 (Third-Party Content), 14 (Member’s Representations and Warranties), 15 (Disclaimer of Warranties), 16 (Limits on Liability), 17 (Indemnity), 19 (Disputes), and this Section 20 (Miscellaneous) shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms.</p>" APPROVED import script Bot
Apple Services "You hereby grant Apple a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, nonexclusive license to use the materials you submit within the Services and related marketing, and Apple internal purposes." APPROVED M1N0RM1N3R
Patreon "By posting creations on Patreon you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable," APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Urban Dictionary "<p>When you publish Content on the Website, you grant the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free," APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Alzforum "perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license" APPROVED 281587887a Curator
Medscape "When you submit User Content through the Services you automatically grant to us a perpetual," APPROVED 281587887a Curator
Amazon AWS "perpetual" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Waze "However, by submitting Content to Waze, you hereby grant Waze and the users of the Service an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
BBC "<li>For as long as we want – even if you stop using our services.</li>" APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Royal Society of Chemistry "We will have the right to freely use, copy, edit, alter, modify, display, reproduce, publish, distribute, archive and/or store the material contained in your Contribution.&nbsp. This licence will be free of charge, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Merriam-Webster "By sending UGC, you automatically grant to Merriam-Webster a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
ThisNew "perpetual" APPROVED reikousami Curator
iFunny "irrevocable, worldwide, and perpetual license" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
XE.com "By uploading, posting, transmitting, sharing, or otherwise making available to the Services any information or content, or submitting any materials for use on the Services, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) XE or its designee a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, fully-paid" APPROVED 281587887a Curator
ShortcutWorld.com "If User provides Content, User is granting the ShortcutWorld a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable," APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Encyclopedia Britannica "By sending UGC, you automatically grant to Britannica, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Wish This service keeps a license on user-generated content even after users close their accounts. APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Discovery " perpetual," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Letterboxd "perpetual" APPROVED donno Curator
SmartThings " <p>Subject to our Privacy Policy (where applicable), for all User Submissions and Device Data, you hereby do and shall grant SmartThings a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid," APPROVED welda Curator
Meredith "perpetual," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
webmail "The above licenses granted by you in User Comments are perpetual and irrevocable.</p>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
SourceHut " indefinite license to use and display your content" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Washington Post "Specifically, you provide us with a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Starbase 118 "Moreover, members of the group give SPECIAL PERMISSION, above-and-beyond the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license to utilize their works for the purposes mentioned. This permission extends only to the entity of this group, and is non-revokable. " DECLINED whitechocmocha
Guilded "You agree that the licenses you grant are royalty-free, perpetual," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
YouGov "With respect to all User Content you elect to transmit to us (including User Content you post on the Websites or Apps), you grant YouGov a royalty-free, perpetual," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Open Source Initiative "However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the publicly available OSI Service, you irrevocably grant OSI the perpetual" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
SC Johnson " <strong>IF YOU SUBMIT MATERIAL TO US:</strong> </p> <p>(1) You hereby provide us with a nonexclusive, worldwide, fully paid-up and royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and unlimited license" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Speedtest by Ookla "irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide" APPROVED private prawn Curator
Remind "perpetual," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Getty Images " If you post User Content to the Site, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Getty Images and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Booking.com " perpetual right and license" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Gettr "irrevocable, perpetual" APPROVED private prawn Curator
Audacity "perpetual (meaning that no termination of this Agreement will affect the license granted by you)," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Brilliant "perpetual" APPROVED private prawn Curator
National Geographic "<p>By uploading Your Content, however, you grant the Society (which includes its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, joint venturers, and licensees) the following rights: a worldwide, perpetual license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivatives of" APPROVED Peepo Staff
Roadtrip Nation "you grant to RTN a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide" PENDING serph Curator


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