Source Material Interview Release Form

Thank you for your interest in being interviewed for the Source Material podcast. I look forward to our interview and producing the episode. Please review the agreement and submit the form below. I dislike these agreements as much as anyone, but for both our protection, it is recommended.

This can be a bit confusing, but the "Project" specifically refers to the recording of the interview. Nothing on this page will give me any royalties or rights to your composition, beyond the ability to edit an audio recording into the podcast.

These are the rules for participating on the SOURCE MATERIAL podcast.

This is a binding agreement between you and the SOURCE MATERIAL podcast (“we,” “our,” and, “us”) concerning the terms under which you agree to participate in our website, podcast, or other projects (collectively, the “Project”) as an interviewee, guest, contributor, or through some other form of participation in the Project (your “Participation”). You hereby acknowledge (i) the receipt and sufficiency of valuable consideration to enter into this agreement and (ii) that this agreement shall be binding upon you and your heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.

THE RELEASE. For use by the Project, you hereby grant to us the exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, and royalty-free right and permission to record, use, publish, stream, sell, promote, license, distribute, and edit any audio of your Participation, including without limitation your name, recorded voice, photograph, likeness, biographical information, any content you provide in connection with your Participation. This does not provide us any rights to compositions themselves, but allows for editing an audio recording within the Project. You further agree that, as between you and us, we are the sole owner of the Project and any derivative works.

You agree that you have no right of approval, no right or claim for compensation or credit, and no claim (including without limitation claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of or in connection with your Participation, including any use, alteration, or use in any composite form contemplated hereunder.

You hereby represent and warrant that you have the right to enter into this agreement and to grant the rights herein. You warrant that you have not violated the rights of any third parties, including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, defamation, trade secrets, and non-disclosure agreements, and that in the event of any breach of this representation and warranty, you will defend and hold us, our employees, agents, contractors, service providers, affiliates, and owners, harmless and without indemnity against any such claims.

GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM CHOICE. You and us each agree that the terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions and that any and all claims, causes of action or disputes (regardless of theory) arising out of or relating to the terms, shall be brought exclusively in the courts located in the county of DuPage or the nearest U.S. District Court. You and we agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of DuPage or the jurisdiction nearest U.S. District Court, and agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over the parties by such courts and to venue in such courts.

GENERAL. Unless otherwise stated, we may communicate with you officially by any reasonable means now known or later developed. These include without limitation email, postal mail, overnight mail, personally, and through the Project. A printed version either of these terms or of any notice sent in electronic form shall be equally as admissible in legal proceedings relating to these terms as documents generated and maintained in printed form. All parties of these terms and all related documents having been written in English.

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