Hi Mr. Munger-
My name is Katherine Gill and I work at the Daily News. It was brought to my attention that you posted a photo of Bill Roth's on your blog. We have a copyright fee of $100 to post photos on a website. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to proceed with paying the fee, or please remove the photo from your website.
Hi, Ms. Gill
Why do I have to remove the photo or pay the fee? I've used many photos from your paper before. This is the first time this has come up.
Was there something different about this particular image and its use, or are you going to go back through my blog posts, asking me to remove any images for which you might charge a similar fee?
I've commented here and elsewhere about your photo policy or whatever you call it in-shop, but this is the first time someone from your organization has contacted me by any means.
Until you or somebody from your company answers here, the image stays.
Oh, yeah. Bill Roth is one incredible photographer. Anyone who wants to pay tribute to the art of Bill's photography at the ADN, feel free to comment.
Update - Wednesday 8:30 a.m: The last time this came up, IIRC, was when the ADN asked Theresa at My Fairbanks Life to do the same, when, as part of a story, she posted an image by Marc Lester. There is an interesting comment to her post on the incident by Steve Aufrecht.
Update - Thursday 6:30 a.m: The image of Mr. Joo has been removed here and at last Sunday's arts post.