Upload & Sell: Off
| p.1 #4 · Flickr request to use a photo |
I received an email from a web magazine requesting the use of a photo from my flickr stream. This is mostly a hobby for me, and have made minimal money on selling a few landscape prints here and there. I'll leave out my own opinion for now just to get some discussion started. Here's the language used in the email with summarization where appropriate:
"[We would like to use photo X and can offer you credit with a full name and/or website].
In addition to possible publication on [X Magazine], [Y Publishing] (and its affiliates and licensees) may reproduce, distribute, display and publish the images taken in and via webpages, websites and other publications, products and services that contain, exhibit, or are branded with the name or logo of the Magazine or Website, and use the Photographs for the promotion of the foregoing.
By providing the images to [X Magazine] you thereby confirm that you grant [Y Publishing] the rights to use the Photographs as described above, you have those rights to grant, you represent that such use will not violate the rights of any third party, and you agree to take full responsibility for same."
Sounds like they get to do anything they want with it. Personally... don't mind giving out some items free -- I'm just a hobbyist right now -- but not if someone is going to turn around and profit off it.