Another email from freshgoat:
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Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:50:01 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Re: [rt.endpoint.com #6084] endpoint.com website email: Reproduction
On Tue, 10 Mar 2009, firstname.lastname@example.org via RT wrote:
Allow me to introduce myself that I am [name], Rights Controller of Maruzen Planet Co., Ltd., a publisher of Japan. It is a great pleasure to work with you on this occasion.
In this winter we will publish a titleâ€œ Nara of Times Now Past from 710 to 2010â€
In this title, under your permission, we would like to reproduce your picture â€œNY Stock Exchange â€
Please show your terms of reproduction by return.
Hello. Thanks for your email.
The terms for distribution of photos at http://www.epnewyork.com/ are as follows (in Japanese):
If you agree with those terms, you have our approval to distribute the photo.
If you would like to arrange any different agreement, please let us know what you’d like to do and we can discuss an appropriate fee.
Anyway. The photo they’re referencing is one I took of the New York Stock Exchange:
I kind of like the photo, at least from the standpoint that it’s very much what it is. ‘Course, I’m guessing I’ll never see what they do with it.
More impressive, I guess, is that this is the second time that some publisher has (a) found the EPNewYork websiteÂ and (b) found thereon a photo of mine that they wanted to use in a book. What are the odds, right? It really is a pretty well SEO’d website I guess, so that’s cool. Inasmuch as I like having people find and want to use photos I took, I should probably be grateful to Endpoint for paying me to develop this little site way back when. (And to the ‘goat for responding to the inquiries and letting me know about ‘em.) It does make me wonder whether I should start putting together *other* city-themed websites in an effort to get *other* publishers to want to use my photos.
Anyway. Good times.