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Old 02-10-2006, 02:57 PM
danby1 danby1 is offline
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please help me on this one, this morning i recieved an email... this is it

I see your works …you can regard me as fan . I am
member in TE site and I'm from Saudi Arabia .it's
spectacular what I notice .the diversity in
artistic work from all the world .

I'm concerned to publish your works and another
artist in my country .
Because I touch in them love to arts like me
especially photography .

So we will opening photos gallery. I hope and wish
you be part of this gallery which collect works
from all the world . and be a member in this group
by send some of your works to us. We will preserve
your special property by addition your name and
country in every picture and you can do that .you
will receiving ratio from the earning for every
picture sale from your originality .include with
your works agreement contain acceptance from you
and authority to purchase . also your signature,
name and country at every picture.
I'm really interested and wary about the way that
I will introduction you and your works to Saudi
people.

Lastly…if you interesting reply and give bake
message with your questions and inquiry .



what would you do in this situation, i think it all sounds genuine, maybe some of you have had similar contact, please let me know what you think i should do i have never been in this position before. thanks

ste
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Old 02-10-2006, 07:45 PM
danby1 danby1 is offline
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34 views and no replies! does anyone have any input, or thoughts as to wether it is genuine or not, and if it is, what sort of cut should i want from sales of pictures?
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:30 PM
mlopes mlopes is offline
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Default Re: Copyright owership and selling pictures

Hi Steven,
Well... how can you trace the number of photos/prints sold?
Personaly i think this is a bate... imo... a ilegitim way to access free photos... i don't know... i may be terrible mistaken though!

I would negociate in this terms:
- Sell the photos to them, they could then keep all revenue from post-sales.

Mαrio
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:17 AM
KevRyan KevRyan is offline
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Default Re: Copyright owership and selling pictures

My feeling about this is really to build relationships here with people first and see where you go from there - I produce books but from a charity perspective and have organised two exhibitions of work from participants here but without selling anything - it didn't feel right to rush into this without getting to know people first - this site isn't really about commerce but if people access it for these reasons and participants feel they want to take a risk then I guess it's Ok if it's Ok with them. Take the risk lightly and see where it goes and what comes of it - or if you are more cautious ask for reference to someone who has done this before so you can check it out and talk to them - if they give you one reference remain suspicious - if they give you a list or web sites of photographers to check with they could be legit!

good luck

let me know how you get on.

best wishes kev
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