This is the legal text about sending ideas to me. In short, it means that when you send me an idea, I (and my company) can use that idea.

This legal section exists because “intellectual property” is a terrifying bit of law. Many people and companies have faced litigation in the past because they came up with, or were already working on, an idea that was accidentally similar to one sent in by a member of the public.

So, for safety, here’s my policy on that!

4th February, 2021

Factual ideas and information for videos

Tom Scott, on behalf of Pad 26 Limited, welcomes ideas for factual videos within the current formats being produced. While efforts will be made to give credit for ideas where appropriate, the following terms apply:

  1. your submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of Pad 26 Limited, without any compensation to you
  2. Pad 26 Limited may use or redistribute the submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way
  3. there is no obligation for Pad 26 Limited to review the submission
  4. there is no obligation to keep any submissions confidential

Ideas for show formats, fiction ideas, full scripts, etc

Pad 26 Limited does not accept or consider unsolicited creative ideas, including but not limited to: quiz, game and show formats; fiction ideas or outlines; and full scripts (collectively, “works”). Please do not submit any unsolicited works in any form: they will not be read and you will not receive a reply. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when the company’s productions might seem similar to works submitted.

If, despite the request that you not send your ideas, you still submit works, then regardless of the contents of your submission or any accompanying text, the same terms shall apply as for factual ideas.

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