Re: [messengers] I fell down yesterday

Date: 25 Apr 2010 21:00:57 +0200
From: Corey Hilliard <coreythecourier@xxxxxxxxx>

I am aware that in public spaces one may get photographed. The issue is a
third party apart from the unsuspecting "model" and photographer at a much
later time using the photo for commercial purposes.

I am calm about this because it regards another messenger. I hope the
company does the right thing by him before tempers flare. I hope the parties
involved settle this agreeably without name calling or lawyers.

I am also aware that many of the photographers I personally know on this
list are in contact with the messengers who get photographed. The picture
usage is discussed with riders before they are distributed. My issue is with
Shutterstock, a third party aside from the "model" and photographer, selling
photographs to a fourth party for commercial advertising purposes.

Corey the Courier

On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 9:01 AM, Corey Hilliard

> Anyway, do you know that Shutterstock is selling photos of bicycle
> messengers that may be used in magazines of less than 250,000 circulation
> for advertising purposes? Funny fucking thing because while they make money
> from selling the photo, the rider in the photo doesn't get paid. I'm no
> lawyer but third party commercial usage seems pretty fucking shady to me.
> The back story on this is still cooking. I'll let you know when the details
> are done. Then, I will fully vent and share.
> Corey the Courier
> "I am not an Extreme rider, I am an underpaid blue collar worker"