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« on: May 05, 2012, 01:01:31 PM »
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I've been contacted by a small publisher about using 5 of my images for a book (5000 copies) on a state park but they're also considering a smart-phone app. I'm curious what folks here would think about that. Would you expect a separate agreement for print and apps or would you happily bundle these two very different media? I'm afraid I have  no experience with licensing, just selling prints to private buyers. Thanks in advance for any advice you may have for me.
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 01:15:23 PM »
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You can do either bundled or separate, but be certain there is a fee stipulated for both uses.  I hate to think the worst of photo buyers, but I have seen enough of this that I am careful.  A colleague of mine licensed photos for use in a printed piece for a large trade show and then came to find that the licensee had also blown them up quite large for display in their show booth.  The licensee was a magazine publisher and certainly should have known better than to assume the print license covered the booth display as well.  Be sure that your license agreement is very specific about what is included, but also that every other use not specifically included is excluded.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 01:18:09 PM »
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I should also mention that if the buyer presents a contract, read it carefully and don't be afraid to strike items that are in conflict with your license.  A lot of times these contracts will try to grab rights for technologies not yet invented and the like.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 02:12:17 PM »
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You can do either bundled or separate, but be certain there is a fee stipulated for both uses.  I hate to think the worst of photo buyers, but I have seen enough of this that I am careful.  A colleague of mine licensed photos for use in a printed piece for a large trade show and then came to find that the licensee had also blown them up quite large for display in their show booth.  The licensee was a magazine publisher and certainly should have known better than to assume the print license covered the booth display as well.  Be sure that your license agreement is very specific about what is included, but also that every other use not specifically included is excluded.

Thank you David! That's most helpful.

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 04:09:11 AM »
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Yes, something similar happened to musicians from seventies for example - as that time nobody could imagine that we will have digital media in the future they did not included them to their contracts and obviously, they are loosing their money now ...

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