What If I asked you to agree to give me a photograph that you created?
Would you agree to give it to me if I put restrictions on how you could use It?
What if part of our agreement was that I could use your photograph to make money but I did not have to give you a penny of any money that I made, would you still agree?
What If I could let anyone use the picture for anything that they wanted, do we have a deal yet?
What If I could charge whatever I wanted for the photograph, effectively undercutting you on price, could I have it now?
What If by giving me your picture you agreed that your photograph would no longer be yours and you would have to get my written permission to use it for any reason, are we in agreement?
If you’re a professional photographer, you could clearly see how this is damaging to your ability to generate income with your work. Yet many photographers are agreeing to give away their work under such terms.
How could this happen?
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