Johndm1957 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
Had a few emails from a Mr Meng Queming in China,
"I am a Chinese aviation fan who editing a book of airplanes, it is the publication with my own personal name. Due to it is a professional book, so issue amount will be little. I need some airplane photographs in my book. I beg for some free photos (they are Photo ID: 0693322¡¢0638039¡¢0700244¡¢0913384¡¢0638040) from you under your permission. I will gift my new book to you with my best thanks. I am looking forward to hear from you.
With a population of some 1,306,313,812, might he not sell just a few copies...?
PipoA380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1594 times:
I think it's a little bit easy to make a book under his own name with pictures everywhere that he got for free. What are we, sponsors?
I think I would decline the offer, or at least ask for compensation. Our work isn't free for people who make money be selling our pictures! Let's hope all who got a mail from him will decline, otherwise he'll just take the ones that were offered to him for free...
Norfolkjohn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1529 times:
I figured it was probably only a matter of time before I heard from this guy and the e-mail has just come in. I will be saying no, not least because he is looking for either a 10MB+ TIFF or a 2MB+ JPG which would allow him to make rather large size copies !
I'm not sure what he is up to but I'm not convinced it is just a book he is publishing.
DerekF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1501 times:
I got a request in my inbox this morning for a couple of pictures but I think I might decline this one. I did a google search for his name and came up with one link which didn't work. It appeared to be a reference to a book though.
Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 2): Our work isn't free for people who make money be selling our pictures! Let's hope all who got a mail from him will decline, otherwise he'll just take the ones that were offered to him for free...
If I want to give away my pictures for free that is my choice and not for others to tell me what to do. So there!
PipoA380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1418 times:
Quoting DerekF (Reply 4): If I want to give away my pictures for free that is my choice and not for others to tell me what to do. So there!
Absolutely but I'm sure a lot of people do not want to give away the pics for free... If you want to give your pictures, it is your choice. But in this case, the guy will sell a book and I personnaly wouldn't agree that the guy makes money on my back.
Quoting Viv (Reply 6): I speak for myself. Unlike you, I do not try to speak for others.
This kind of comments is what makes these forums kind of scary sometimes. I didn't insult you or anything like that.... so please try to stay polite mate.
Malandan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 day ago) and read 1380 times:
Now, now children let's not fall out .... again!
I too received the second email requesting large size files and my view is that he ought to include the cost acquiring the photos he needs in his production costs.
Rather than "loosing" his email I have replied, politely refusing his request for freebies but pointing out that he ought to be prepared to pay a reasonable but negotiable amount.
Ptrjong From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1232 times:
Sorry, I didn't see Dusty's reply before posting my last.
I now got the same reply from Mr. Meng.
I'd be happy if the contacted a.net photographers could agree on a price.
Assuming Mr Meng is publishing in the PRC, the potential turnover of his book is rather large of course. On the other hand, copyright laws seem to be held in such low regard in China that expecting large sums is probably not realistic. My first thoughts are I'd be happy to settle for something between 50 and 100 euros, per picture, for use for this book title.
For some people here that might add op to a nice total amount.
What do you all think?
And would the site be willing to notify all the contacted photographers of this thread?
Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 1): I'm not sure what he is up to but I'm not convinced it is just a book he is publishing.
IL76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
I just got this mail aswell, asking... no... begging for free pictures of NW DC10's, a F86 Sabre and an IL96.
I just don't understand this sentence: Due to it is a professional book, so issue amount will be little.
Huh? If it's a professional book, I expect it to printed in a considerable amount. Right? Why else would you have it done professionally?
Anyway, since he asked so politely, I will decline his request politely too.
PS, re-reading his mail again, I assume that with 'professional' he means it's a book for people in the aviation industry? And therefor the issue amount will be limited? I'll ask him for the issue amount first...