Provisional copyright wording? Answered
I received an instructables message from someone wanting to use some of my pictures for articles in an Italian online newspaper. I think I was not the only person who has gotten this request. This is a quote from the actual request--
"is it possible to take your images to publish for free, obviously citing the copyright and linking the website?"
Now, my inclination is to say yes BUT. I want to make certain that they are not making money on my work and just getting it from me free. I also want to make certain that the pictures remain under my control, that I am not giving up my work but rather giving permission for it to be published elsewhere while still retaining all copyrights to it. What would be a good wording for accomplishing this?
Anyone else who has received this request might want to consider provisional permission also. Ownership of your work is something you should keep the rights to.