“By submitting Content to metaio, you hereby grant metaio a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Services and metaio’s (and its successor’s) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Services (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.”
You may ask, why this little aside into the behind-the-scenes operations of an augmented reality app? I thought that, considering we will be relying heavily on free-use apps like Jenaio and Augment, we should be aware of the rules that govern the use of these programs. Ultimately these are profit-driven operations and as such should be examined when being used, especially if we are hoping to create works of digital history. While our current project is unlikely to garner any specific monetary acclaim, future endeavors by anyone in our class, or better yet anyone engaging in digital history, should be undertaken with the understanding that material submitted to free-use apps often comes with a finely spelled-out ownership clause.
TLDR: Always read the fine print whenever getting anything for free, especially if that free thing functions on a device that holds all of your personal information.