Alert: Unpaid Reuse

Posted on 9/28/1999 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)



September 28, 1999

Photographers and stock agencies should check their records to determine if

they had a usage in Glencoe/McGraw-Hill's 1995 edition of Biology: The Dynamics of Life. .

This was published by the Westerville, Ohio division and Mark Steinmetz was the

original editor.

Photographers have discovered that most of the images were re-used in a 1998 revision

and none of the contributors were paid for this second usage. Glencoe's has argued

that only 7.5% of the book was changed and thus it does not qualify as a

revision. PACA has argued that anything over 5% change should be considered a

revision and an additional 75% of the first use fee should be paid for revisions.

While Glencoe is not admitting that they did anything wrong, some contributors who have

complained have received payment recently. It is believed Glencoe is preparing to

issue checks to all contributors.

Glencoe also produced a CD with the original edition and it is not clear if that was

revised for the 1998 edition.

Depending on the rights you licensed with the first edition, it may be appropriate to

check with your editor to determine if there were other uses of your images and how

Glencoe plans to compensate you for those uses.

Copyright © 1999 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-251-0720, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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