Thaddeus Kosciuszko Posted October 18, 2017 Share #1 Posted October 18, 2017 And what better place to ask than a so-called cycling forum? I've been asked if I would allow use of some of my waterfalls photos by an author of several books on waterfalls. From what I understand, if one transfers the copyright one transferred ownership entirely; the photo belongs to the person holding the copyright. I don't think I want to do that because I want to retain the right(s) to use my photos as I wish. I also understand one can also grant a license to use a photo. I would imagine boundaries and restrictions could be placed on the license to limit use. I harbor no pretentions that my photos are anything other than amateur, especially when compared to the photos normally found in a waterfall book. I do admit to the vanity that I would like to see photos of mine published in a 'real' book, so the idea of letting an author use the photos has some attraction. Of course, the next question becomes 'How much?'. My thought is to grant a license to use my photo(s) in the given book, but with the use limited to that book, and have the license carry over to any subsequent re-printings of that book. That would save me and the author the trouble of going through all the rigmarole again and again. Then I would also keep ownership of the photo. As far as compensation, given the amateur quality of the photos, I am thinking about asking for a nominal fee (i.e. $1) that would provide legality to the agreement provided the author makes a donation to the charity of my choice, with the amount somewhat linked to how many photos he'd like to use. What do you recommend? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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