Old 06-07-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
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I recently started posting pictures here and now I've been contacted twice for permission to use my pictures. One was for a company newsletter and the other is for use on a commercial web site.

I've never been in this position before, so I'm not sure if there is anything I should be doing or asking for to protect my interests or copyrights? Or do I even have any rights to protect?

I'm interested in hearing what some of you have done. Any horror stories of what not to do?

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Old 06-07-2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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Are you really asking or just bragging?

I don't know a photographer on the face of the earth that doesn't know their photo is automatically their copyrighted property and anyone that uses the picture without permission can pay a big fine and/or spend some time in prison.

You have to talk to whoever's asking and set your standards. How much they pay to use it, for how long, how many times, etc..
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Bragging? No. Thats not the intent of the thread.

Thanks for the comments though.

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Old 06-08-2005, 07:16 PM   #4
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http://www.copyright.gov/

anything you need to know on copyright

photos are automatic copyright.
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yea i think so that the pix are copyright as u can see also the copy right statement in the end of yur pic
im just using just the good pix in this great site just for to be the desktop background in my personal computer
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Old 06-11-2005, 02:49 PM   #6
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I have been contacted numerous times about my photos being used. Who ever wants to use the pics usually says that photo credit will be given, which is all I really would ask if they do not say this. Being paid for use isn't important I am just glad my photos are being put to use.

Do you have the name of the website your photo will be on?

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Old 06-11-2005, 05:46 PM   #7
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and anyone that uses the picture without permission can pay a big fine and/or spend some time in prison.
I don't know much about the copyright process, but if someone did infringe upon your copyright, how would you even know?

In the danger of incriminating myself here, I would think that with the internet as big as it is, there really wouldn't be anyway to check these sort of things out.

I feel that all of my pictures are for all to enjoy, and that the only way I would ever want a royalty of any kind (not likely to happen) is if the company was making a bundle off of it.


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