July 06, 2006



Rodney Koeneke, who I do not know from Adam, recently published a book of poetry called "Musee Mechanique." The cover of the book incorporates a photograph I took and posted on this site more than two years ago, here. Nobody obtained my permission to exploit this photo for commercial purposes.

Within the past year, a magazine and a rock band both contacted me to ask about reproducing photographs found on this site. They emailed me, asked my permission, and we worked out the (very simple) terms. I am pretty reasonable. But I don't accept someone jacking my photos. You want to reproduce a photo on your blog, for free, with a link? Go ahead. No need to even ask. But don't make me part of your commodity without asking me if I even want to be involved.

You'd think poets would have better manners than record companies.

Posted by Sasha at July 6, 2006 01:53 PM | TrackBack