When The Rights Are Yours…

When The Rights Are Yours

The following video is not about photography, gear or a new technique. Still I think it is super relevant to anyone who picks up a camera and shoot.

All American Blogger Duane Lester has one of his posts reprinted by a local paper. (And when I say reprinted, I mean copy-pasted, including typos and everything).

The short video after the jump shows Duane’s discussion with the editor of that particular newspaper.

I think that Duane handled this situation way better than how I would have :)

Here is what I’ve learned:

  • Come prepared
  • Be respectful
  • Don’t forgo
  • Don’t let a mention of a lawyer set you back
  • Demand reasonable compensation
  • speak with the one who has authority to pay
  • Be ready to show proof
  • Have a printed invoice

[How to Assert Copyright Over Your Work When It’s Been Plagiarized via All American Blogger