Can Anyone Use An Extra $15k

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  1. pixmedic

    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didnt mean an exact same photo. Just some other photo. I mean Damn....if you don't like the terms don't play the game.
    In just saying giving up one photo for $15k that isnt likely to do much except sit around your hard drive anyway isn't really a bad deal even with them getting copyrights.

    How many of us are going to have one photo that earns $15k?
    Few I suspect.
    Its a pretty good deal says I.

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  2. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think the only thing you can't do is use an image formerly submitted to a competition with a prize over $300. Which is quite fair as that allows you to use a forum/local club winning photo.
     
  3. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    They can still sue you if you take a similar image and sell exclusive rights to it.
     
  4. smoke665

    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Of course they could if you sold an EXCLUSIVE use to someone else it would void their NON-EXCLUSIVE, I said that earlier. It wouldn't prevent you from selling additional NON-EXCLUSIVE rights to anyone though, for as many times as you wanted, and at the end of the year, there wouldn't be a restriction on an Exclusive sale.

    I guess I'm not following your concern, unless it's the fact that non-winning entries are subject to the same Non-exclusive restriction as the winner, but even then the 1 year time limit seems to me, a trivial inconvenience. Even if you're in the business of regularly selling your images, there would be substantial publicity value from the use (contest rules say they will give credit). So regardless of if you won any money, every time they used your image, you'd be getting a free plug.

    I have nothing to do with this contest, and not sure I have anything worthy of entry, but I know there are several on here that most likely do. I'm sorry just not following your concerns???
     
  5. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Then I'll lay it out for you, plain and simple.

    It's a rights grab, and plays heavily on the naiveté of entrants for profit.
     
  6. smoke665

    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Again, only the right to sell an Exclusive license and only for a period of 1 year. How many "naive" photographers do you believe might have the need or opportunity to sell an "Exclusive" license on a given photo during a 1 year term. I would agree that a professional photographer with a following and regular sales of his images might have to think hard about such a contest, but then again don't most professionals try to avoid Exclusive use license anyhow?

    Guess this is one of those "have to agree to disagree" things.
     
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    Timppa No longer a newbie, moving up!

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