Participants in the SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! program are required to complete the ACM Rights Form as prerequisite for their participation in the event.

Once a work is accepted for presentation by the program committee, the primary or contact author of the work will be sent a link to the rights form to complete. The primary or contact author completes the form on behalf of all of the authors of the work.

This document will explain the rights form.


This section explains that you (the author) are granting ACM non-exclusive permission to distribute documentation of your work, and that you have the right to grant that permission to ACM.

As the owner or authorized agent of the copyright owner(s), I hereby grant non-exclusive permission to ACM/SIGGRAPH to distribute the documentation of my above titled work in the ACM Digital Library, and in other formats. I have the necessary rights, permissions, and/or licenses to grant this permission to ACM.

I agree to participate in the exhibition or presentation of my accepted content at the event, as prescribed by the event.

All permissions and releases granted by me are effective in perpetuity and extend to ACM contractors, distributors, successors and agents.


You will be presenting your work at the conference, and in this part of the form, you will grant or deny ACM the ability to record and distribute the presentation. Recorded presentations are distributed through the ACM Digital Library and on the "Conference Presentations" USB. A small subset of conference presentations are selected for live-streaming during the event.

There are three Yes / No questions here:

  1. Can we record your presentation?
  2. Can we live-stream your presentation during the conference?
  3. Can we distribute the recorded presentation after the conference?

If you answer "No" to the first question, the answers to questions 2 and 3 do not matter. Your presentation will not be recorded, it will not be live-streamed, and it will not be distributed after the conference.

If you answer "Yes" to the first question, the answers to questions 2 and 3 do matter.

It does not make sense to answer "Yes" to the first question and "No" to both questions 2 and 3 - granting ACM permission to record your presentation, and then denying ACM the ability to distribute that presentation does not make sense.


You will be asked if you have any auxiliary material - something in addition to the documentation of your work. Movies, still images, source code... Some programs have a lot of auxiliary material, and some (like Real-Time Live!) have none.


ACM and the conference likes to promote the work being presented at the conference. In this part of the form, you'll be asked to grant or deny the use of specific parts of your presentation for "...promotion, advertising, educational and/or media coverage...":

  1. the representative image and text provided upon submission
  2. any video content submitted prior to the event
  3. the recorded presentation during the event

Please note that if you want to answer "Yes" to the third question HERE, you also need to answer "Yes" to the first question in the Audio / Video Release section up above.


You are offered the opportunity to tell ACM how to acknowledge your work should it be used for promotion or advertising.


If you're using someone else's content in your presentation - not one of your co-authors, but someone unrelated to any of the authors - you need to demonstrate to ACM that you have permission to use that content in your work.

In this part of the form, you will be asked if you are using third-party material in your work or not. If you are, you'll be asked to identify the location of this material in your work, identify the source of the third-party material, and provide documentation of the permission you received OR the reason that permission is not necessary.

Some kinds of content do not need permission - if it's in the public domain, or if it's shared with certain kinds of Creative Commons licenses.

Failing that, you'll need to secure permission from the owner of the material, and provide documentation of that permission in this part of the form.

Please note: sometimes this takes a long time to do. Sometimes it costs money. Sometimes you cannot secure the permisison you seek, and need to use other material.

More information on using third-party material in your ACM work can be seen at this link:


This last section presents several statements to which you must agree:

  1. you are the owner or an authorized agent of the work being presented.
  2. you are authorized to complete the rights form.
  3. this is an original work and if you are using others' content, you have permission to do so and have properly acknowledged them in your work.
  4. this work has not been published before.
  5. if you have auxiliary material, it does not contain malicious code.