Photographer Thrilled That Apple Using His Photo As Default iPad Background, Despite No Official Agreement
from the see,-it's-not-so-bad... dept
Given all that, I found this story about the photographer, Richard Misrach, whose photograph was chosen by Apple to be the default wallpaper for the iPad, quite interesting. That's because, while he's been talking to Apple for a while, the company only came to him days before the launch to ask to use the image, and no agreement had been worked out by the time the product launched with the photo there. But unlike some, Misrach didn't freak out. He still thinks it's cool, and knows that it'll work out:
"The funny thing is that I don't even have a contract with them yet, so they must have decided on it at the eleventh hour," Misrach says. "I'm sure they'll send me one quickly now. But I'm very happy, I'm sure it's fine, and the terms are good."Now, yes, this is a bit different, since there is a contract on the way, but he doesn't know what the terms are, and he doesn't seem to care that much, recognizing that this is good no matter what. And the same thing is true of blogs, like the one we discussed above, whose sole purpose was to promote stock images and direct people back to the site to purchase the rights to those images.