MrClark7 wrote in post #17028086
after each day shooting, procedure is uploading images into online server to process images into preset template for ad. I was told to keep track of images and at end, be paid. This dealer was to be invoiced by my company for my services. On this one, i was working for a employe that was on vacation. This was not the normal daily dealer I shot at. it was a favor by my company from two past indivduals that use to work together. but all that is irrelevant...
This was a year ago. I was always paid with bank deposite every two weeks. I had fall out with them about lack of work. Told to quit if not happy. Quit, then never paid last check for services.
...I'm not a lawyer, and I don't live where you live. But I don't think you need a specialist copyright lawyer. You firstly need to get your facts in order: and things that you consider to be "irrelevant" may well be more important than you think. The last shoot was outside the norm. Which could possibly mean who was supposed to pay the bill got a bit confused. And when you didn't follow up immediately after not getting paid things probably got forgotten. And now, a year later, they probably won't even remember who you are. Get together all the paperwork: emails, whatever paper trail you have that show the person who asked you to take the images, and where they agreed to compensate you. You haven't made things easy for yourself by waiting so long.
His response was, Sorry, i did not know you were not paid. please tell me amount of autos in order to have you paid.
Well obviously the first step when you haven't been paid is to ask to get paid. Over the last year, had you not done this?
Well my approach now is my images were used in advertising. Its a little deeper than shooting a client and they miss use images not for profit. My images sold those vehicles. This isnt about one image. its about 1000 images used. it is clear they profited from the use of them.
You had apparently agreed to a price to shoot these cars for a particular usage. They didn't pay the bill. Now that they are aware they have to pay a bill, they seem keen to pay the bill. Are you wanting to change the terms of usage now?