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I just noticed that DACS lists websites as a source of a publication for Part 1 of the claims. Has anyone claimed royalties for photos published on a website? That will be quite a bit of work if I tried to dig up the photos published on any and all websites...

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Lots of extras but it is really interesting how changing the search parameters brings up a variety of different books. I know it's better now that google doesn't put the entire book online, but boy did the old way make it easier to find how your image was used - though I'm sure it also made it harder to sell books when you could read so much online, though there's nothing like owning the real thing IMHO. 

 

Anyhow, good tip. 

 

I even found my work in a book almost entirely in Russian since my name was still in English. Not good for DACS but fun to find nonetheless. 

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3 hours ago, SvetlanaSF said:

I just noticed that DACS lists websites as a source of a publication for Part 1 of the claims. Has anyone claimed royalties for photos published on a website? That will be quite a bit of work if I tried to dig up the photos published on any and all websites...

 

I thought DACS was only for print publications (not including newspapers) and for TV. Did something change?

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18 hours ago, Marianne said:

 

I thought DACS was only for print publications (not including newspapers) and for TV. Did something change?

It surprised me too but here it is in black and white.

https://www.dacs.org.uk/for-artists/payback/frequently-asked-questions#FAQ169

UK websites are mentioned. We need to know more about this.

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4 hours ago, spacecadet said:

It surprised me too but here it is in black and white.

https://www.dacs.org.uk/for-artists/payback/frequently-asked-questions#FAQ169

UK websites are mentioned. We need to know more about this.

 

Could this mean only UK websites connected with print magazines (e.g. digital version of a print article) and books, not UK websites in general?

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11 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Could this mean only UK websites connected with print magazines (e.g. digital version of a print article) and books, not UK websites in general?

Sounds logical- using the website as proof- but who knows. It's the first time it's been mentioned- in the past websites were on the list of places you specifically couldn't claim for.

I suggest one of us asks the question on Monday and puts up the answer here.

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On 18/11/2020 at 16:04, geogphotos said:

This might sound weird but it has worked. I've just found nearly 20 new books for DACS

Instead of using just 'geogphotos' throw in a random additional word - it doesn't have to have any link with your photography. I have very few images of France"

Somehow it just throws up images than simply searching for 'geogphotos' - sort of cuts through the predictable; Google search results.

Did one for 'geogphotos Italy' and it threw up a book about Andalucia with one of mine. 

Try it:

 

 

Just tried it using my various pseudonyms and it worked a treat, thanks for the tip. Do you submit your own DACS return or does Alamy do it for you?

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I tried it earlier, but I've just had a more focussed go and chased up at least one new ISBN and a couple of other tearsheets as well for interest. Thanks, geog.

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3 hours ago, Jansos said:

Just tried it using my various pseudonyms and it worked a treat, thanks for the tip. Do you submit your own DACS return or does Alamy do it for you?

 

I do my own, Alamy is not the only place I sell. I can't see any reason to hand over 50% to Alamy on my sales with them given no control or certainty over what they would claim for me or how much effort they would put in.  The 50% I would give them is likely to be greater than what they gave in return. 

 

So, the end result is that money gets unclaimed.

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On 30/12/2020 at 22:09, John Mitchell said:

 

Could this mean only UK websites connected with print magazines (e.g. digital version of a print article) and books, not UK websites in general?

 

An interesting read. I am going to have to carry out more investigation work relevant to my port with Alamy.

 

Allan

 

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