John C. La Rue, Jr. <MOFWCABOOSE@...>
Loss of control is exactly right. Quite some years ago now I published two articles on the Railroad.net website about railroad work equipment. The pictures I used to illustrate the articles have since been reproduced on other sites as far away as the Netherlands, sometimes with my permission and sometimes without, and have also appeared on the cover of a CD made for charity.
Normally I will grant permission when asked. The one exception was when I was asked for permission by a notorious cult to use a picture in one of their "study guides". I simply did not respond to the request. I have little doubt they used the picture anyway.
John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL
From: David Bott dbott@... [STMFC]
Sent: Tue, Nov 25, 2014 9:43 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Articles
True, although historical societies can (and have in my case) found additional photos originally unknown to the author. It works both ways. What is important is trying and asking with open minds. I got more permissions to use photos for an article in an historical publication than I did for my web site. More people fear loss of control with info on the web versus in a formally published medium like a magazine.
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