Posted 16 November 2006 - 09:02 AM
I hasten to add that this appears to be about Dive Magazine, and NOT Diver Magazine. (There is often some confusion).
Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:46 AM
We have a history of supporting up-and-coming photographers as well as publishing the work of established snappers, and there is no question of building up a 'free library'. I understand all the legalspeak can occasion a degree of paranoia, but here at DIVE we're just a bunch of people who love diving and simply want to publish the best stories and pictures in return for a fair payment. Every now and then a payment can be a while coming, but we truly look after our contributors and I am happy to stand on my record in this regard.
Editor, DIVE magazine
Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:07 AM
You cannot waive your statutory rights in the UK anymore than I could give you permission to kill me and eat me, so that you could use it in a successful defence of a subsequent murder charge!
I have a long string of proven litigation successes with entities that were badly advised including Conde Naste, Express Newspapers, and even the BSAC. Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch will tell you that the most money he got for repro of a photo was after I advised him to go after a national newspaper for using it without a license - and a license cannot be given in perpetuity (not under English Law).
Posted 17 November 2006 - 08:53 AM
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 03:32 PM
I love these jovial exchanges...
Even though I'm 'law illiterate' at the moment..It's nice to see our cannabalistic buddies getting on over a pint of the black stuff.
Thanks for making a dullish friday night more enjoyable..
NOW ON SKYPE !!! ... deanb69