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Tough times for all - Annie Leibovitz pawn life work for loan

 
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Sep 06, 2009 19:51 |  #136

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Hmm. If she hired him to do some scout shooting, I suspect their contract bears close scrutiny. There might have been some fine print that made him her temporary employee...thus she would own the copyright on the "for hire" basis.

Or... the contract didn't quite say that, and she merely presumed she owned the copyright because she paid him to shoot a job for her.

I've spoken to a lot of studio photographers who hire "second shooters" for weddings and think they own the copyrights because they arranged the bookings. In fact, almost all of them think they own the copyright. Au contraire!. In the US, unless there is specific language in the contract saying otherwise, a "second shooter" hired for the day will always own the copyright.

And yet, it's hard for me to imagine that she made such a presumption--I suspect she makes sure she owns the copyrights to the work she produces on commission.

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The news article I read said the photographer had sent the photos to her and they had been rejected. The reason for their submission wasn't mentioned. He may have been trying to drum up work, or he may have been working with her and was submitting his part? One of those stories that probably has more to it than is noted in the news articles. More notable just because it features AL and losing even more money.


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Sep 06, 2009 21:22 |  #137

Reading the news today, it really made her sound like someone who might not be real scrupulous, she does owe money to a lot of people and from the way it was written, she's a bit of a loose Canon as a friend of mine used to say. That said, it's still neat a photographer can get the kind of fees she does for her work.


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Sep 07, 2009 07:59 as a reply to  @ Jannie's post |  #138

It's one thing to make mistakes in one's life and mismanage things. It's another thing altogether to be unethical and rip off other photographers and if true, it would put Annie in a whole, new light.


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Sep 07, 2009 08:13 |  #139

Something just doesn't add up here.

I think she may be sick.


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Sep 07, 2009 08:52 |  #140

New story with updates:

http://www.huffingtonp​ost.com …nnie-leibov_n_278275.html (external link)


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Sep 08, 2009 11:11 |  #141

Annie Leibovitz being sued? Please, no!!


Annie Leibovitz risks losing copyright to images??

This is just in!
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Sep 08, 2009 11:16 as a reply to  @ jackies35's post |  #142

not sued, but repaying a mountain of debt that she got herself in. this is old news.


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Sep 08, 2009 11:28 as a reply to  @ jackies35's post |  #143

If you live WAY beyond your means then you have to pay the piper eventually.

OK her choice of lifestyle created some tax problems for her but for some reason I find it hard to feel sorry for her - anyone that has the means to secure a $24M loan shouldn't miss loosing copyright in her images - hell I'd give up my copyright for that amount :D


  
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Sep 08, 2009 11:35 as a reply to  @ jackies35's post |  #144
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she was bad with her money... thats that.....


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Sep 08, 2009 11:51 as a reply to  @ jackies35's post |  #145

did she really need 3 townhomes AND new york property?!? yea i dont feel sorry for her one bit...


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Sep 08, 2009 13:41 as a reply to  @ Naturally Aspirated's post |  #146

Sell two of the three townhomes. Problem solved.... ;)

Ditto others...Don't feel sorry for her in the least.




  
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Sep 08, 2009 16:49 |  #147

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Sell two of the three townhomes. Problem solved.... ;)

If she were that good with her money, she wouldn't be in this predicament in the first place.


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Sep 09, 2009 07:00 |  #148

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If you live WAY beyond your means then you have to pay the piper eventually.

Unless, of course, you're the U.S. government in which case you simply print more money! ;)


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Sep 09, 2009 09:47 |  #149

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I can assure everyone that her definition of broke is significantly different than yours or mine.

I don't think she's broke, by any means. Broke means you have nothing - no cash, no assets. It sounds to me like she has plenty of assets - in fact, it's her overabundance of assets that has led to a shortage of cash. She is not broke; she is rich.


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Sep 09, 2009 11:04 |  #150

Tom Reichner wrote in post #8611514 (external link)
I don't think she's broke, by any means. Broke means you have nothing - no cash, no assets. It sounds to me like she has plenty of assets - in fact, it's her overabundance of assets that has led to a shortage of cash. She is not broke; she is rich.

We'll know she's broke when she starts posting in the For Sale threads.


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