AA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 809 posts, RR: 11 Posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7201 times:
I just got the following email from a company and to be honest it sounds a little bit shady. Have any of you had dealings with them or know what the deal is?
I have a considerable aviation archive, is it possible to put the picture from the Bell 222 Helicopter (OY-HIG) into my helicopter picture archive. You still have the copyrights, when we use it, mainly in the internet, we will mark it with the note: “archive Robert Kuehni”. This way it’s easier to protect your copyright, when we publish your picture in the net.
If we use your picture in a print magazine or in a book we will inform you in advance and we will reimburse you within the normal, common rates.
Thank you in advance.
With my best regards
Captain Robert Kühni
World of Aviation Consulting
World of Aviation
CH 5506 Maegenwil
McG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7191 times:
I view this as being a bit of a scam. Person has a photo library that is used by web/print/media outlets. His archive library gets the credit when a photo is used. You get a small fee for effectively handing over all publishing rights to them to do with as they will.
If someone wants to use a photo like this, they should pay big bucks to buy the image rights from you to allow them use it in the way their email describes.