Here is a request i got about 3 months ago for a picture of mine, needless to say I willingly gave permission...
""I was wondering if you would mind if I used some of your cockpit photos I pulled
off of the airliners.net webpage in a cockpit photo reference database. This
reference is to be used by researchers who design cockpits, and is not going to
be used for any type of profit or revenue gathering activities. This database is
to be freely distributed to those who qualify for access. Please let me know if
you have any problems with me utilizing your work in the database. Thanks for
your time and effort, and thanks for the great photos!
I said of course but requested to see, if possible, whether i could see the work.. this was the reply...:
"Thank you very much Chris, I will of course keep your copyright info on
there so that you receive credit for your work. Unfortunately this is going
to be a limited access database, as it is not primarily a commercial or
private aircraft database. This is a military database to be used by Navy
and Air Force Human Factors researchers, designers, and engineers. There has
been so many requests for access to the database however, that I'm trying to
secure funding to remove sensitive material from the database for a public
version. It is an interesting database. Not web-based, but a self-executing
file with the photos encrypted inside of it. IT has a built in search
engine, and can export the photos. Neat software. I'll let you know if I
have any luck getting a public version approved. Thanks again for your
permission, and of course for your work and dedication to the aviation
He seems like an honest, nice person; i recently wrote back (3 mo. later) and asked if a public version had been made, the answer was still no, but still a slim possibility...
All im curious is what should i make of all this?? im new, this was my first request of any kind (somewhat proud of it
Anyhew, any input would be great... Sorry this post was so very long!!!!