Forums > General Industry > Portland to charge for using photos of public sign

Photographer

C s p i n e

Posts: 3969

Portland, Oregon, US

If I were to use a photo of that sign commercially, I wouldn't mind dropping a nickel in the bucket.

Jan 30 13 09:06 am Link

Model

Caitin Bre

Posts: 2248

Naperville, Illinois, US

C s p i n e wrote:
If I were to use a photo of that sign commercially, I wouldn't mind dropping a nickel in the bucket.

after further thoughts. When you think about it, if you have a photo that you gave usages for lets say march of dimes. Then you started seeing it being used to make other companies money!
Or your photo you gave limited usages to the city of Portland to lets say promote a city fund raiser or something and companies thought then they could use it without even asking?

At 1st thought I thought, WTH. But then you really think it through there is nothing wrong with what they are doing. I think the words "public domain" are very misunderstood and abused.
If it helps the city of Portland who funds allot of very helpful programs then good for them!
My second home is in Oregon. One very important thing I like about Oregon is no taxation without representation. Anyone can walk into there office and they will show you there books every penny.
Plus they Don't have sales tax. and there DMV 
Is pretty inexpensive. My plates (because of My husband's Veterans stat) are only 18.00 a life time. And they get us into all state parks free as well as half price in the state campgrounds (which are beautiful). Oregon is a state that treats there Vets with respect.

Jan 30 13 10:41 am Link

Photographer

THE IMAGE EDGE

Posts: 73

Portland, Oregon, US

A GREAT place to live and we have some INCREDIBLE MM MODELS here!!

Jan 30 13 11:40 am Link

Photographer

Ecklipse

Posts: 89

Los Angeles, California, US

I have several photos taken from Burnside Bridge with that sign as background and I´m not paying anything, that´s ridiculous! At least if Portland is getting money from that, they should use it to clean up the first two blocks of Downtown where the sign stands, smell there is terrible.

Feb 01 13 10:39 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Time to come visit the other Portland. wink

Feb 01 13 10:43 am Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 39106

Portland, Oregon, US

THE IMAGE EDGE wrote:
A GREAT place to live and we have some INCREDIBLE MM MODELS here!!

We do?


tongue

Feb 01 13 10:52 am Link

Photographer

Looknsee Photography

Posts: 22841

Portland, Oregon, US

How does Google Earth or Google Maps Street View (or whatever it's called) get away with it?

Feb 01 13 11:57 am Link

Photographer

J Allen Photographic

Posts: 209

Vancouver, Washington, US

Ecklipse wrote:
I have several photos taken from Burnside Bridge with that sign as background and I´m not paying anything, that´s ridiculous! At least if Portland is getting money from that, they should use it to clean up the first two blocks of Downtown where the sign stands, smell there is terrible.

That's because there is a homeless shelter right next to it.

Feb 01 13 02:18 pm Link