Cbutterworth wrote in post #18230868
OK, so got a good photo of a Christmas decoration . . . . . and the BBC used it as one of their reader's photos. That latter was a one-time usage right.
So, I am thinking of emailing the manufacturer a low-res, watermarked version to see if they want to purchased full, exclusive rights.
It doesn't seem like you can offer exclusive rights, because first rights are no longer in tact. Why? Because the image was already used by the BBC. The only exclusivity you can offer is from this time going forward. If you enter an agreement with the manufacturer that says, "exclusive rights", and then they find out it has already been used elsewhere, you could be in alot of trouble for breach of contract.
Scott Spellman wrote in post #18230921
Since it has already been posted online by the BBC, exclusive use is long past a meaningful option.
Yup! Exactly right, Scott.
D'oh! I didn't see this (quoted below) when I wrote my post. That's what I get for posting before I read the other responses.
Cbutterworth wrote in post #18230932
Duh..... of course "exclusive rights" would not be possible now - Thanks for pointing that out.
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