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| p.1 #11 · Published photo sharing etiuette? |
You always retain the copyright ... but the contract that you agreed to may have terms in it that preclude you from using it / licensing it elsewhere, so review the contract that you agreed to.
Given the ToA @ Facebook (other social media, Flickr, etc.) debacle @ you post it they (or others) can use it ... it could be an opportunity for some grief down the road as you would then be giving unlimited opportunity for others (per your ToA) to use it (after your agreement with the publisher), which could be counter to your agreed upon usage/licensing contract with the publisher depending on what is included in that contract.
But, if you are providing the link to the publication and sharing it in that manner, I see that as free advertising for the publisher, with you not making the image available to anyone else. I'd say "link away" till the cows come home ... but double check your contract before posting up the image in social media (which has its own debatable perils in general anyway).
Original image in social media (ToA to everyone) ... Run Forest, Run ... Danger, Will Robinson.
In the vein of an old school "tear sheet", maybe something like this:
Might be easiest just to ask in writing (email, etc.) the publisher how they would like for you to proceed with marketing your work/their publication. Then, when you get something from them in writing, you've CYA'd yourself and expressed professional concern for their interests as well.
That's my .02.
BTW ... Congrats !!!
Now, where's our link.
Not necessarily true.
There's a growing trend of forcing "Work For Hire" contracts, or those that TRANSFER copyright from the producer to the publisher, on photographers and videographers. In those cases you may well not have retained ownership whatsoever. I've seen it; I won't sign 'em. Yes, even some of the most prestigious newspapers/magazines/publishers try this from time to time.
OP: If you mean linking to the story in a forum, there's no question that you can do that. If you mean publishing the image itself to NS as a standalone image, you need to check your contract. Most such contracts-- notably for niche areas, like skiing/freeskiing-- have at minimum a clause saying you can't publish/republish for TK days in any publication (online or not) or TK2 days for a list of competing publications (online or not).
Now the part where I make gentle fun of you: Freeskiing, NS? Really? C'mon, I think you meant freeriding and TGR... JONG. Hehe.