I read in some IEEE copyright and consent form for a conference the following section:
In connection with the permission granted in Section 1, the author hereby grants IEEE the unlimited, worldwide,
irrevocable right to use his/her name, picture, likeness, voice and biographical information as part of the advertisement,
distribution and sale of products incorporating the Work or Presentation, and releases IEEE from any claim based on
right of privacy or publicity.
Does it mean that some IEEE employee is legally allow to snap a picture of the author anywhere, at any time, and use it in some ad that incorporates the work/presentation (since “incorporate” is very vague from my understanding, I don’t see it much as a legal constraint)?
Since conferences tend to abandon their websites quite quickly, here is a copy of the entire IEEE copyright and consent form: