Is it okay for me to let them have a copy of the pictures?

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bunhill
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Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013 1:54PM
If someone kindly lets me photograph something as RF stock for me to upload to iStock and I let them have a copy of the pictures - what would I need to ask them not to do with the pictures ? They would not be using them commercially but can they post them on Facebook or Flickr for example ? If they want. Do I need to be asking them not to post the full size print versions only smaller versions.

I know that nobody can give me all of the answers but what sort of thing should I be looking out for ? I am only concerned here with what iStock expects of me in this respect.
RobMattingley
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Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013 2:43PM
Posted By bunhill:
If someone kindly lets me photograph something as RF stock for me to upload to iStock and I let them have a copy of the pictures - what would I need to ask them not to do with the pictures ? They would not be using them commercially but can they post them on Facebook or Flickr for example ? If they want. Do I need to be asking them not to post the full size print versions only smaller versions.

I know that nobody can give me all of the answers but what sort of thing should I be looking out for ? I am only concerned here with what iStock expects of me in this respect.

I know for a lot of the Lypses there is a requirement to provide the models with copies of the photos (for payment purposes).  For the Texa'Lypse that I just attended we are providing them with two copies - one being an unwatermarked version for printing (2720 px on the long side) and a watermarked version for the web (600 px on the long side).  I think as long as they don't give the photo away themselves, you shold be okay...but Contributor Relations should be able to give you a 100% official answer.
Whiteway
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Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013 3:11PM
You own the copyright to your images, whether they appear on the site or not. Just don't sell on-site images in a royalty-free fashion.
JasonDoiy
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Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013 3:15PM

I'd encourage them to post only watermarked, web-sized versions on social media. You could help facilitate that by providing them with a low-res and high resolution version. 
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Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013 4:22PM
They are allowed to use your image for person promotion, they are not allow to give the image away or sell it. Most peolpe only want images for FaceBook, give them an 800pixel watermarked image, I only give out print sized files upon request, generally they are for mdels need to turn in a print of themself for a gig
bunhill
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Posted Tue Oct 1, 2013 5:19PM
Thanks for the helpful answers everyone.
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