charro callado wrote in post #15906367
Some licenses work that way. Most do not. I was referring the (probably) many professional photographers who license their work for a limited duration of time.
I think Most, I think the VAST Majority of license fees are one time. VAST MAJORITY.
Think of DVD and CD sales, think of Itunes, think of Android Market, think of literally ever piece of software you've ever purchased to date,. think of DRM as we know it until now.
All of this revolves around a one time fee, paid to activate and or get in hand a product.
I really do not think there are a lot of models that "license" work for a limited time.
I think it's particularly rare in the field of photography.
The reason my first reply to your first post on this mentioned it being "Odd" was I don;t think you've got this quite right.
You implied that some of us complaining were belly aching because we would have to pay, I made a clear point that many of us belly achers have been paying happily for years. If we did not want to pay, we'd be pirating. So that is NOT the issue.
You compared this subscription service to a license fee. I've been paying license fees for my entire adult life, and never has it been recurring. Ever. Never. not once.
This subscription fee is NOT analogous to a license fee. I doubt that many of us charge a repeating subscription for our services.
Lastly, if this was offered as an OPTION, this would not be a thread this long, and all the replies would; be from those interested and praising the option.
Maybe those mystery photographers that do have a long term subscription license for work, only offer that as an option. And thus, again, there would be no comparison.