Nethawked wrote in post #17943125
I found that one of my photographs was seriously doctored to mask it from the original and used on a website to advertise very high end services. I am in contact with a copyright attorney, and I suspect the next question is going to be what my normal fee would be. This is relatively new territory for me and I'm guessing the fee would be based on the type of business, number of anticipated website hits in a given timeframe, etc. I'm asking for guidance, without sharing a whole lot more info, on my next steps in terms of price.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can share some wisdom.
What is the 'standard fee' for an athlete?
Well, that depends. What country? what sport? how prominent is this athlete? Is the athlete the guy who's going to sell jerseys out? Or is he just another player on the bench?
Same applies to photography. An athlete who's the 12th player on the bench in a European Basketball league is going to make less than a starting 5 player on a good team in the NBA, even though they play the same sport, just in different countries. A good player on a prominent team is going to make more than a 'role' player on a less prominent team in the same country. It's all about location, visibility, distribution, and how valuable the image is to the advertiser. All of the 'professional basketball players' listed above have the same skillset of being able to make a basket with reasonable frequency, a skillset that someone's son / daughter / friend can probably replicate on a small scale, but the reason they are paid (and at different rates) is directly proportional to their value to the organization they are playing for at the time.