Help the world economy…give the Guardian your pics for free:

This is a generous offer from the Guardian….if you have any pics of the global Occupy Together movement, they will gladly publish them for you, without paying a fee:

“We’ll feature some of our favourite portfolios and pictures from the group on guardian.co.uk and maybe in other formats, e.g. our newspapers. By posting your pictures here you a) acknowledge that you have created the pictures or have permission to do so; and b) grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, free licence to publish your pictures as described. Copyright resides with you and you may reuse your pictures however you wish. You will be credited and paid if we make other uses of your pictures.”

I’m not sure what ‘other uses’ a newspaper might find for your images…but not to worry…at least you get a credit. Not the sort of credit you can spend though. Viva la revolucion!

Discussion (6 Comments)

  1. Ian Mckenzie says:

    Look on the bright side, at least they didn’t want us to pay them to publish our pictures.

    I’ve had that from a small newspaper before. “Oh we usually charge the photographer $30 to publish one of their pictures.” It wasn’t that they charged that upset me, but the fact that photographers were actually paying the fee…..

  2. Rob Godden says:

    Seems like no one wants to pay (or even credit you) for photos any more. Just now I stumbled across two of my photos sitting pretty on the Internationla Organisation for Migration (IOM) Nepal website. No credit, no copyright, no email to ask me whether they can use them or not. And that is a UN agency! Cheeky.

  3. Its common to ask you to pay to have your pictures NOT published. They’re called Photography Competitions.

    In paying the entry fee you hand over all rights and they may use as they wish, usually without further credit, nor permission required, nor payment.

    One notable competition stipulation I spotted stated that you also agreed

    “to absolve the organizer from any legal action arising from our usage of your work, and(our) sub-licensing your images to any third party, and agree to accept all legal liability arising from any uses of your material, either by us or by third party users to whom we may sub-licence your work, however arising. This will include, but is not limted to, any legal expenses we might incur.” Or words exactly to that effect.

  4. mike says:

    hey be a photographer work for free, everybody is doing it

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