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Author Topic: Can Rights Free photos be used in printed guide books  (Read 2767 times)

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steheap

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« on: March 05, 2009, 14:59 »
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I was in Kauai recently and picked up one of the free guide books that are displayed around the island. There, on an early page, was one of the photos I had taken of the canyon on Kauai the year before (http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=8312182).

I was thrilled to see one of my photos in print, but then I wondered how much someone paid for the rights to use it in a guide book. As best I can tell, the photo has never been sold at anything other than the 33c - $1.00 level on the various stock sites.

I know I should know this, but can someone use an RF photo in a published guide book?

Steve


KB

« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 15:24 »
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Shutterstock standard license:
Except as expressly provided herein, you may not directly or indirectly use, copy or reproduce any Image (in whole or in part) more than two hundred fifty thousand (250,000) times.
http://www.shutterstock.com/licensing.mhtml

So, it depends on whether they reproduced more than 250,000 or not (unlikely).

« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 15:55 »
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I know I should know this, but can someone use an RF photo in a published guide book?

You mean "royalty free", right?

Absolutely.  They can also use it on a Times Square billboard.  Or on The Tonight Show.  You did know the rights you are selling, right?

« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 16:16 »
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I personally think it's a absurd without an EL, but yes, it is allowed as shown above, and I think all sites allow this use with a simple license.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 17:32 »
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Its a pretty typical feeling in this business, getting ripped off...   

« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009, 01:07 »
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Yep, of course its possible. Congrats to save $100-200 for the publisher. Btw. its very likely the agency earned more then twice as much as you on your picture. Welcome in micro...


 

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