Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/04

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Subject: respect your work - a success story (was:Re: [Leica] it's not PAW... )
From: Doug Herr <>
Date: 4 Dec 2001 09:17:05 -0800

On Tue, 04 December 2001, "Eric" wrote:

> You've built up a good reputation.  Don't be 
> embarrassed.  Be proud.
First, a big THANK YOU to all who commented about my "not PAW", on- and off-list, for your constructive suggestions and humor.  Today's story is related to Eric's remark above.
Yesterday the editor of a major on-line news service e-mailed asking for permission to use one of my photos in an on-line wildlife story in return for a link to my website, but no $$$. 
I'm pleased that the editor repected copyright law enough to ask permission, but just because my photo is on-line doesn't mean it's free.  I e-mailed back suggesting a modest fee, but the editor responded that he wasn't authorized to spend money, and he thanked me for my time.
This was sounding like a game of "chicken".  Do I give in and be happy for the link to my website, or do I repect my work enough to expect payment for its use?
This morning the editor e-mailed back saying his boss had authorized my suggested fee :)

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento
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