Andyhunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1311 posts, RR: 46 Posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW HEAD SCREENER
Hopefully we have a Aviation Photographer / Lawyer!
I am just wodnering whether anyone knows, if I sell a slide to a slide agency (e.g. Exavia, Avimage, F-Stop) are they then allowed to make a postcard (1000's of copies) out of it without my permission and sell this for profit.
In other words, once I sold the slide, did I sell away all rights to it or is there some recourse I can take?
Skyliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 205 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1480 times:
In a word, no, on both counts. If this is primarily a hobby organization, suggest that you request that they send you a quantity for your use (no charge to you, of course), and agree not to use your photos in the future without your permission. If it is a business/commercial entity, you could consider billing them for the usage--$100-200 would not be inappropriate--and if this is not to their liking they should consider negotiating in advance the next time.
Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
No! When selling slides to slide lists, you do not sell the copyright. The lists I deal with would never consider doing this without permission from me. Of course, this doesn't stop them (or someone buying the slide) from doing it but I've never had a problem.
Aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1446 times:
Hkgspotter1 : What has Andrew's concern got to do with shooting for fun?
Stumbling upon your own photographic works in the form of postcards and publications without proper credits and dues certainly is troubling to say the least.
Any attempts to understand the legality of the issues at stake here, and the recourse opened to the photographer does not in any way mean that the photographer has lost the element of fun.
Andrew is seeking educated advice from learned photographers . . . not flippant digs. Other photographers (myself included) are keen to read and learn from the wisdom of other photographers . . . if you don't mind.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1410 times:
I think you misunderstand HKGSpotter1. He meant that when we used to know Andy, he was not that interested in photography for money, but interested in spotting only. We used to sit in HKG just watching.
Andy, did you manage to sell all those Cambodian 727 slides?