Jamborees/Release Form

From 2011.igem.org

Some of the products of the previous iGEM Jamborees are the iGEM from Above photographs, the presentation videos, posters, and other materials. The use of these materials was made possible due to the existence of a filled-out release form from every person attending the Jamboree. We must do the same for this year's Jamboree. In order to comply with the law, every person attending the Jamboree must fill out a release form. There is a copy of the form (see below) on the iGEM wiki that you should print, fill out, and bring with you to the Jamboree. Note: Team leaders, you must have a filled-out release form for each member of your team that is on the official roster before you can pick up your team member badges and team box. There will also be blank copies available at registration for you to fill out if you need another copy. If you have any questions or need further clarification, feel free to ask an iGEM staff member.

All participants should sign an agreement licensing our recordings and other content generated from the Jamboree as Creative Commons 3.

Release Form

I (We), the undersigned individual(s), grant the iGEM Foundation (“iGEM”), located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to:

  • Record my participation and appearance on digital or film photography, video tape, audio tape, or any other medium (collectively, the “Recordings”).
  • Use my name (or any fictional name), likeness, voice and biographical material in connection with these Recording, to be used only in or for iGEM written, electronic, and web publications (Purpose).
  • Reproduce, distribute, publicly display and/or publicly perform, in print, electronic or any other medium, copies of the Recordings and/or presentations, in whole or in part, and to authorize others to do so under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license (available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/). Grantor represents that he or she possesses all rights necessary to grant this permission for and in connection with the Purpose.

This grant of rights is made voluntarily by me. I further agree to release and forever discharge iGEM, its agents, employees, and designated representatives, from any and all claims in law or equity that I, my heirs or personal representatives, have or shall have, arising out of Recordings. In the event that any materials used in my presentation contain the work of other individuals or organizations, I understand that it is my responsibility to secure any necessary permissions and/or licenses* and will provide them in writing to iGEM.

This release is governed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


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Signature Date


I am the parent or guardian of the minor named above and have the legal authority to execute the above release. I approve and waive any rights in this release.

Parent/Guardian Signature (if under 18)

Pdf file of the Release Form.

Prior to the Jamboree you should print out a copy of the release form (download the pdf file), fill it out, and bring it with you when you register. You will need to hand in release forms for all of the members of your team before you can obtain your team registration box. Visit the Jamboree Handbook for more information.

Note that if you do not wish to sign a release form you must hand in a written statement declaring so. Please speak with someone at the iGEM registration desk or a member of the iGEM staff if you have any questions.