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    Yahoo! Voices (formerly Associated Content Media)

    Does anyone know anything about the above website?

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    There used to be about a dozen threads about AC on this forum. If you will do a search, I'll bet you can still find them.

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    Take a look at their terms of service:

    "A. User Content. By submitting any User Content through or to the AC Network, including on any User Tools or User Pages, but excluding any User Content you submit on AC Blogs, you hereby irrevocably grant to AC, its affiliates and distributors, a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and fully sub-licensable license, to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, create derivative works from, transfer, transmit and distribute on the AC Network, in connection with promotion or elsewhere, such User Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate the User Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, when you submit a text, video, images , AC may modify the format, content and display of such User Content. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such User Content, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. With respect to User Content you Post for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of AC Blogs, You grant AC the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such User Content on the AC Network or on any media. You agree that the foregoing grant of rights by you to AC and its affiliates is provided without any the entitlement of payment of fees or consideration. In addition to the foregoing, any content you submit to AC for publication shall be subject to licenses granted pursuant to the Independent Contractor Licensing Agreement located at http://www.associatedcontent.com/con...agreement.html that you agree to upon submission of the content."

    In normal English that means they can use your content without paying you.
    That's not a good deal. Move on.

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    Is now Yahoo! Voices: http://voices.yahoo.com/
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    Questions about content sites are better addressed in the proper forum:

    http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=200

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    As mentioned elsewhere, shut down effective 7/31/14.
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