Terms and Conditions
This contributor agreement is between you and Morning Moot LLC (“Morning Moot” or “we” “us”
“our”). By proceeding to submit your essay to us, you consent and agree to the terms and conditions
below and confirm that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age. Please do not submit any essay to us if
you do not agree.
Submission Guidelines. Guidelines are few: make an argument, make it interesting, and make it in less
than 500 words of your original writing. See what we have already published PAST MOOT. We publish
a fraction of the essays that we receive, so do not be discouraged if your essay is not published and please
do try again.
We love your writing! If we select your essay, we expect to include it in our newsletter and publish it on
our website(s) for our registered fans and to promote the content to fans and new audiences on social
media. At our discretion, we will combine all or portions of your essay with other artistic elements, mixed
media, or other creative works to create derivative content for publication and display and/or performance
on our website and social media accounts (currently Instagram, TikTok and Twitter). We will endeavor to
present all or portions of your essay verbatim, but we reserve the right to edit your essay as we deem
appropriate, for instance to comply with the content rules of social media platforms.
Your Commitment to Us. You represent to us that your essay is wholly original to you and not copied in
whole or in part from any other’s work of authorship, and it has not been published or performed
previously. You represent further it’s not defamatory, libelous or unlawful; and your essay and our uses of
it shall not violate, infringe or misappropriate any third-party’s rights. You agree to indemnify Morning
Moot and its licensees and assignees from any and all claims (including reasonable counsel fees) arising
out of the breach or alleged breach of these representations, and you agree to assist and cooperate with us
in our defense of any claims against Morning Moot pertaining to your essay.
Your License to Us. You grant Morning Moot an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual,
worldwide, sub-licensable right and license to: (a) display and distribute your essay on the Morning Moot
newsletter, website(s), and our social media accounts; (b) adapt, add to, and modify, your essay, in whole
or in part, and combine or incorporate it or portions of it with other works or artistic elements to create
derivative works of content, and to display, perform, and distribute such derivative works on the Morning
Moot newsletter, website(s), and our social media accounts; and (c) use your name, likeness and/or other
information provided by you in connection with our use and promotion of your essay and any derivative
Payment- At this point, Morning Moot is not paying you for your essay, any derivative content or the
licenses you have granted us.
Entire Agreement; Social Media Site Policies. This is the entire agreement between Morning Moot and
you with respect to your submission of an essay and our rights to use the essay and this supersede all
previous and contemporaneous agreements and communications, written or oral. You understand and
those social media platforms will apply and govern any content submission on their platforms.
Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH ABOVE, ALL CONTENT, WEB SITES, NEWSLETTERS
AND PERFORMANCE BY THE PARTIES HERETO ARE PROVIDED ON AN “ASIS” BASIS
AND EACH PARTY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
Limitation of liability. EXCEPT FOR INDEMNIFICATION, IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER
PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT
FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR RELIANCE
DAMAGES (OR ANY LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS), HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER
FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY,
WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER OR NOT THE OTHER PARTY HAS
BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Modifications. Morning Moot reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove
portions of this contributor agreement at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes.
Governing law. This contributor agreement shall be construed and governed by the laws of the state of
California applicable to contracts wholly entered into and