Are you Permissive with your Work?

For the A – Z Blogging Challenge… P is for Permission.

Someone emailed me today to ask if they could use one of my photos for commercial art they are going to sell. I have given permission for some of my photos to be used for art, for personal use. I really don’t think it is fair to use the work of someone else to make money which you keep for yourself. In that case you are just selling someone’s work and claiming it as your own. Basically. I think that’s asking too much. Some people do allow full use, give their permission for people to make use of their art, software, etc in any way. I’m not fully open source/ open content in that way. How do you feel about the issue of permission, commercial selling and open source content?

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2 thoughts on “Are you Permissive with your Work?”

  1. Well, it was lovely that she asked but I absolutely agree with you sentiment. If she’s making money, so should the original artist. I have a problem with people reusing my photos in that I worry that they might use it to promote something I disagree with, so I doubt I’d give permission.

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