[thelist] copyrights and linking

Robert Goodyear rob_goodyear at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 5 00:25:00 CST 2002

Hey Amy:

Do you know if your friend was a payroll employee or a working on a
contract/freelance/stringer arrangement? Not to beat a dead horse, but I love
ferreting out and exposing stories where corporations take advantage of
individuals through bullying tactics. I'm especially interested since I was a
photojournalist a few years ago, and spent a lot of time enforcing my copyright
protection against companies who didn't even understand the law.

Also, are they levying this special (!) $30/day syndication charge against just
her, or does any interested reader who wants to go read an old article on
politicswatch.com get to pony up for doing so too?

-Robert Goodyear

--- Amy Gilliland <agilliland at geosolutions.com> wrote:
> =================================================
> "Amy, can you tell us what ends up happening with your friend and her
> links?"
> She emailed her former employer telling him that she was only linking to the
> images on their site and that she clearly indicated that they were taken
> while she was working for politicswatch.com.
> =======================================================
> my friend has since heard from her former employer at politicswatch.com
> He told her that he was fine with her linking to the photos, thanked her for
> agreeing that copying the photos would be a copyright infringement and then
> proceeded to tell her that they plan to move the photos to a secure server
> and that if she wants to syndicate their content she can do so for as little
> as $30 per day.
> (what a deal!)

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