Discuss Communism? at the College Wrestling within the Wrestling Talk Forums; Yeah, the ownership thing is very contentious in Illinois high school sports right now. The ...
Yeah, the ownership thing is very contentious in Illinois high school sports right now. The Illinois High School Association will not grant credentials for state championships to any photographer who will take pictures at an event with intent to resell them-which is pretty much all photographers. So all of the newspapers in Illinois are limiting their coverage in retaliation. Of course, the only people losing out are the athletes and the fans. The very popular blogger Perez Hilton has also been sued for not crediting his use of pictures. I always try to credit the photography I use on my site, but sometimes the credit can be hard to find.
That's not entirely accurate WRT the wrestling photography community. The majority of wrestling photographers I know do not do this to resell the shots, they do it, like most of us, because they love the sport and want to give back. Occasionally a parent or college team will come to me for shots and want to pay for them, but I can't tell you how many t-shirts and sweat shirts I've gotten as payment. The only intent I (and most wrestling photographers) have is to further the sport though better photography. Plus all that fame and glory! =)
Originally Posted by bluestater
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And we'll even pay for it if it were marketed right.
Originally Posted by Gripsnhips
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