Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] My copyright!
From: "Bryan Caldwell" <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 17:40:47 -0700
References: <>


When you sold this photo to the parents for a minimal fee, did you attach
any conditions to the sale? Was the photo marked with your copyright?


- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Dykstra" <>
To: "leica-users" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2000 5:18 PM
Subject: [Leica] My copyright!

> Hi Luggers,
> Yesterday, up at the soccer fields, one of the under 6's ran up to me
> and said, "Thanks Mister, the photo you took of me was in the
> newspaper!"  Meaning an action photo of him.
> Well, that's interesting, since I didn't put it in there!
> I saw his dad a few minutes later and mentioned the boy's excitement.
> The name of the paper was mentioned.
> So, a local newspaper has reproduced one of my photos, without
> permission.  It could be that the parents passed the print I sold to
> them for a minimal fee to the editor.  I'm going to have a little fun
> and explore this.
> Who should I sue?  The paper, the parents or the six year old?
> The action photos I take end up on coffee cups, T shirts, posters,
> calendars, etc, all without my permission, and I'm not that fussed if
> its for personal use, but reproducing a photo in a newspaper is another
> thing, to my mind.
> How's about I ask them for a fee equalling my reprint price x the
> paper's circulation?
> Yippee!
> Rick Dykstra

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