Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Dude's Flickr photo used in the Iron Man movie

Jeremy Keith tells us how a photo he took at Kennedy Space Center in 2006 and later posted to his Flickr, was used in the movie Iron Man. Impressive story. Too bad he didn't get paid for it. Curse that Creative Commons license. From Adactico:
After a long trip across the Atlantic, I awoke in my hotel on the first morning of the conference, eager to hear the opening keynote. But before I could head downstairs, my mobile phone rang. I answered it and the woman on the other end said, “Hi. I sent you two emails about using a picture of yours…”

“Ah, right!”, I said. I then launched into my usual spiel about Creative Commons licencing. I explained that she was free to use my picture. All she had to do was include a credit somewhere in her little movie.

“Well”, she said, “the thing is, getting your name in the credits usually costs at least $1,500. That’s why we need you sign the license release form I sent.”

“Wait a minute”, I said. “What is this for?”

“It’s for a movie that’s currently in production called Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jnr.”

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