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Defense Recorder is excited that you are interested in sharing your audio recordings with us. Please read carefully the terms and conditions that follow. This Unexpected Recordings Content Submission Agreement (the “Agreement”) is a binding agreement between you (“You”) and Defense Recorder LLC. (“Defense Recorder”).




You represent and warrant that You own or have the right to license to Defense Recorder pursuant to the terms herein all the contextual and audio content, written in the email, captured and/or recorded with Defense Recorder’s audio recording app, products, accessories, or otherwise captured and/or recorded, including any rights to the music contained therein, including the right to exploit any master recordings and underlying musical compositions as synchronized to the user generated content and the public performance rights for such user generated content and submitted by You to Defense Recorder through any delivery means prescribed by Defense Recorder (together, the User Generated Content “UGC”).


Defense Recorder wishes to license and You desire to grant Defense Recorder a license to include, exhibit, display, reproduce or distribute the UGC for any and all purposes, including commercial purposes, and including but not limited to the marketing, promoting and advertising of the Defense Recorder brand, products and services, testing of Defense Recorder’s technologies, monetization of content through advertising, subscription, licensing and other means. Such a license further includes, among other things, the right for Defense Recorder to incorporate the UGC in video or audio visual content, text, graphics, artwork, photographs, templates, and other content or materials created by or on behalf of Defense Recorder or its licensees (the “Defense Recorder Network”) to create what is referred to herein as the “Defense Recorder Network Materials.”


This Agreement also governs Defense Recorder’s use of the name, nickname, likeness, rights of publicity, voice, live or recorded performance, autograph and biographical information of You or any third parties (“Appearances”) as included in the UGC. You represent and warrant that You have obtained the appropriate licenses, permissions, and/or releases from all people that recognizably appear in the Content, including the real names, nicknames, likenesses, voices, live or recorded performances, autographs, photographs and biographical information of such third party individuals, and the owner of any music, images, video, audio, photos, text, or other material embedded within the UGC. If your UGC contains content that depicts a child that is under the age of majority in their state of residence, You represent that You have written permission from the minor’s parent or guardian to provide the content for commercial use.


The terms of use located at (Terms Of Service “TOS”) and (“Privacy Policy”) will also govern the relationship between You and Defense Recorder. In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between the terms and conditions of the TOS or Privacy Policy and this Agreement, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall prevail.


NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:


LICENSE GRANT Submitting UGC means that You hereby grant to Defense Recorder, with a right to sublicense for commercial use, a perpetual, worldwide, unlimited, irrevocable, transferable, assignable, royalty-free, fully-paid license for Defense Recorder to use that UGC and Your Appearances or other identifying information in connection with Your UGC, and the right to record, copy, publicly perform, broadcast, exhibit, transmit, distribute create derivative works and otherwise exploit any master recordings and underlying musical compositions as synchronized to the UGC and provide the public performance rights for such UGC, for any purpose, including but not limited to any commercial advertising, in any manner or media now or later developed, including, without limitation, the rights enumerated below:

  • (a) to reproduce, modify, display and prepare derivative works, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, broadcast, transmit and otherwise use the UGC, in whole or in part, whether or not within or in connection with the Defense Recorder Network Materials, for any purpose, in any and all media now known or hereafter created, including, but not limited to, the following (collectively, the “Licensed Uses”):

    • Online / Mobile: All forms of transmission over the Internet, mobile carrier networks, satellite networks or other method of connectivity (as defined below), including, without limitation, all forms of streaming technologies and downloads accessible on or through any and all websites, applications, gaming and/or media platforms, social media services and/or other offerings made available by the Defense Recorder Network (collectively, “Online Media”);

    • PR / Industrial / Retail: All public relations, media outreach and/or industrial uses, including, without limitation, the exhibition, performance and other use of the Content and Appearances at retail establishments (e.g., “point-of-sale” and “point-of-purchase” displays), kiosks, trade shows, conventions, sales and/or marketing meetings and other industrial and/or promotional events;

    • Print Media: The display and other use of Defense Recorder Network Materials in and in connection with all forms of print media, including, without limitation, catalogs, newspaper and magazine articles, editorials, advertising and circulars, merchandise packaging and product manuals;

    • Out-Of-Home / Transit / Events: The exhibition, display, performance and other use of the Content and Appearances via all forms of out-of-home advertising (including, without limitation, on billboards, “bus wrappers” and in other public places), in public or private transportation (including, without limitation, airline flights, trains, subway cars, buses, taxis, limousines and “ride-sharing” services) and at public events (including, without limitation, on electronic billboards and video displays at those public events);

    • Television: All forms of television media, whether linear or on-demand (including, without limitation, all forms of local, regional and network broadcast, pay, cable, satellite and internet protocol television);

    • Theatrical: Theatrical exhibition (including, without limitation, as embodied in motion pictures);

    • Home Video / EST: All home video formats (i.e., DVD, Blu-Ray, VHS and other fixed, transportable audiovisual media) and the “electronic sell-through” of motion pictures and television programs embodying the Content in digital download formats;

    • Commercials: by means of Online Media, radio and Television in audiovisual works as commercial(s), produced by the Defense Recorder Network;

    • Internal Usage: internal usage for testing and system improvements by Defense Recorder and companies in the Defense Recorder Network and

    • Other Uses: Any other exhibition, display, performance, communication to the public, distribution, exploitation or other use of the Content and/or Appearances not set forth above.

  • (b) to the extent that You or any third party recognizably appear in the Content, to use the Appearances, in or in connection with the Content or the Defense Recorder Network Materials, in any and all media now known or hereafter created, including, but not limited, for the Licensed Uses for any purpose and as necessary to exercise the rights granted in these Terms. Subject to applicable laws, You waive any moral and privacy rights that You or Your licensors may have in any UGC.


USE OF YOUR UGC Submission of Content to Defense Recorder is not a guarantee that Defense Recorder will publish or otherwise use the Content. For clarity, as part of the Licensed Uses, Defense Recorder may use Your Content, in whole or in part or as part of the Defense Recorder Materials without any further approval by You.


OWNERSHIP Defense Recorder acknowledges and agrees that You retain all right, title and interest in and to the UGC and Appearances, including all intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy and moral rights therein, other than those rights granted herein. You acknowledge and agree that Defense Recorder shall acquire all right, title and interest in the derivative works of the UGC that are contained as part of the Defense Recorder Network Materials.


ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION You may be eligible to receive additional compensation for UGC that is published on ad-supported channels on the Defense Recorder Network, provided that Defense Recorder has first been paid by such third party platform. *If citing these Terms and Conditions in a dispute against Defense Recorder, keep note of the number: “836,495” for future reference*


PAYMENT TERMS Payments made to You under this Agreement (if any) will be treated as royalty payment and payable within ninety (90) days of Defense Recorder’s receipt of Your details to send Your payment for the Content as requested by Defense Recorder or Defense Recorder’s third party vendor. Payments may be subject to withholding taxes, which will be deducted from Your payment. Any payments will be made payable to You in U.S. dollars and sent via wire transfer using the account information provided by You, or as otherwise agreed by the parties. All payments due under this Agreement are exclusive of taxes, duties, levies, tariffs and other governmental charges (including, without limitation, VAT) (collectively, “Taxes”). You will be responsible for payment of all Taxes and any related interest and penalties resulting from any payments made hereunder.


WARRANTIES You represent and warrant that: (i) You have all rights and licenses necessary to grant to Defense Recorder the rights granted in the UGC and Appearances, including but not limited to rights to synchronize any master recording and or composition used to images, video, audio, photos, text, or other material embedded within the UGC, and You will pay any and all third parties who may be entitled to a royalty or fee (including public performance organizations) arising from the Licensed Use of any composition or master recording embedded within the UGC; (ii) to the extent any Third-Parties are visible in the UGC, You have obtained express consent from the Third-Parties to submit their likeness; (iii) Defense Recorder’s use or sublicense of the UGC, Appearances, or Third-Party Materials as contemplated by this Agreement will not infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights or any applicable law or regulation; (iv) Your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Agreement will not violate or conflict with any obligations owed by You to a third party; and (v) you will comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to this Agreement.


INDEMNITY You will indemnify, defend and hold Defense Recorder harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or related to: (a) breach of any of Your representations and warranties in this Agreement; (b) any third party claim that the UGC or Appearances, or Defense Recorder’s use thereof, infringe, misappropriate or violate such third party’s intellectual property or other third party rights and (c) any third party claim that is based on any act or omission of You that results in personal injury, death, property damage or the violation of any law, ordinance or regulation.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN NO EVENT WILL DEFENSE RECORDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR Defense Recorder'S USE OF THE CONTENT AND APPEARANCES, EVEN IF Defense Recorder HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Defense Recorder’S TOTAL, CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING FROM OR IN RELATION TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY Defense Recorder TO YOU PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 8, nothing in this Agreement excludes or limits or purports to exclude or limit the liability of either party for: (a) death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) any damage or liability incurred by a party as a result of fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by the other party; or (c) for any liability which cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.


GENERAL This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, excluding that body of law known as conflict of laws. Any legal action or proceeding arising under this Agreement will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts located in the Central District of Colorado and the parties irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue therein. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement without Defense Recorder’s prior written consent, and any attempt to do so will be void. Defense Recorder may freely assign this Agreement. The failure by either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision. Any waiver, modification or amendment of this Agreement will be effective only if in writing and signed by both parties. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent possible and the other provisions will remain in full force and effect. This Agreement is the complete and exclusive understanding and agreement of the parties regarding its subject matter, and supersedes all prior understandings and agreements between the parties regarding its subject matter. The parties to this Agreement are independent contractors and this Agreement will not establish any relationship of partnership, joint venture, employment, or agency between the parties.


Severability If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement. The invalid or unenforceable provision shall be replaced with a valid and enforceable provision that most closely reflects the original intent of the parties and the economic effect of the invalid or unenforceable provision. In the event that any court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction determines that any provision of this Agreement is excessively broad or unreasonable, such provision shall be limited or narrowed to the extent necessary to render it enforceable and, as so limited or narrowed, shall be enforced. The parties hereby agree that this Agreement shall be construed as if each party jointly prepared it, and any uncertainty or ambiguity shall not be construed against any drafter. This severability clause shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.


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Revision History

  • 12/20/23

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Phone: 720-262-0616

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