SILENT MANGA AUDITION®︎ Legal Submission Agreement
By submitting work to the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®, you agree to be bound by the following agreement with COAMIX Inc., herein called “COAMIX.” COAMIX, together with its affiliated companies, owners and other parties involved in the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® and their editors, officers, and other employees are collectively called the “SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee.”
If you are submitting on behalf of a team, you must designate one member with whom we will communicate. However, all contributors listed on the entry form will be bound by this agreement. If you are not legally an adult in your jurisdiction, your parent or guardian must consent. By submitting the manga you are representing that it is solely your work, that it has not yet been used or otherwise published anywhere else, and that it is not an imitation, parody, or otherwise a version of existing published work.
You acknowledge that the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee receives a large number of submissions and may separately develop a manga similar to yours. You agree that nothing you submit will be returned. All of the information in your submission (including your legal name) is correct.
If you are awarded a prize, without further compensation you grant the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee a perpetual, worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable right to:
- Edit, translate, modify, and publish your manga in magazines and other printed media, including stand-alone manga book volumes.
- Edit, translate, modify, and distribute your manga as an e-book or other electronic form.
- Edit, translate, modify, publish, distribute, copy, adapt, and otherwise use your manga, including any elements of your manga alone or in combination with other material commercially or otherwise and in video, collaborative events* or any other media, provided that the principal purpose is promoting your manga, the concept of silent manga, and/or the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®.
If you are awarded a prize, for any use of your manga other than those mentioned above, you also grant SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee, without further compensation, an exclusive option right to enter into agreement with you on business arrangement regarding such use under reasonable terms and conditions. (This includes cases where you wish to use the submission in some way. You may not publish or use in any way the manga you submit without our agreement.)
Regardless of whether you are awarded a prize, by submitting your manga, you grant the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee, without compensation, the non-exclusive right to publish, use, adapt, edit, and modify your manga, including by displaying your manga on the internet, and to use your name, age, country, and other information you provide in connection with your work or the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®. The submission will be considered as published in Japan first, and will therefore be subject to the copyright law of Japan.
Should either of the following circumstances apply to a submission, it will be disqualified:
- Your submission was already submitted to another manga contest, or was otherwise already published or used.
- Your submission belongs to, or in some way infringes on the rights/profits of or defames, a third party.
The SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee bears no liability for any loss caused from downloading any material from the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® website or from the content of third party websites that may be linked to the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® website by a hypertext link. The SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee reserves the right to cancel or modify the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® if fraud, technical failures, commercial practicability, or any other factor in the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee’s reasonable judgment makes its conduct impractical. The SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee assumes no liability whatsoever for losses incurred as a result of cancellation or modification of the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®.
By your acceptance of any prize, you agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee from any liability arising from your participation in the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®.
This is a legal agreement that will be interpreted in accordance with the law of Japan. This agreement may not be terminated, revoked, or waived without a written letter signed by you and COAMIX, and there is no other agreement, written or otherwise, between us on this subject matter. Any dispute between you and any SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee party that cannot be resolved by discussion shall be resolved in the Tokyo District Court.