[Information page for the attention
of all photographers, picture libraries and agencies.]
Publishers agreements often reside under the guise
of 'Permission to Reproduce'.
Although most of them are quite fair; there
are a small number which are simply designed to strip away your
Terms & Conditions regarding the Reproduction of
One persistant form has appeared
[below] in which the photographer or supplier of images is given
no choice whatever!
IF YOU SIGN
- YOU ACCEPT THEIR TERMS!
IF YOU DO NOT
SIGN - YOU ACCEPT THEIR TERMS!
The above ringed phrase means that publishers using
this form are trying to force their Terms & Conditions upon
Whether you sign or do not sign the Publisher think
you have no option but to accept whatever Terms they dictate!
DO NOT SIGN
RETURN IT TO THE PUBLISHER WITH THE
CROSSED OUT AND MARKED "UNACCEPTABLE"!
THEN WRITE -
PHOTOGRAPHS ARE USED
ON [YOUR NAME] TERMS AND CONDITIONS ONLY WHICH MAY
NOT BE SUPERSEDED AND SHALL
HAVE CONTINUING PRECEDENCE OVER ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS ABSOLUTELY HOWSOEVER AND WHENSOEVER REFERRED TO.
SIGN AND DATE IT AND
RETURN THE FORM WITH
YOUR INVOICE AND YOUR
OWN TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
If the publisher refuses to pay until
you have signed, simply inform them that use of your
photographs without payment for usage
on the Terms & Conditions that YOU trade
under is a
BREACH OF COPYRIGHT!
and that you are not prepared
to let the matter rest there.
THEY ARE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS!
YOU MAKE THE RULES GOVERNING
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