500px is launching a photography-licensing side-business (no link, it’s all private docs so far). Which is very interesting, since they’re already had canvas and digital prints for sale for ages. So of course they’ve asked me to contribute my one-hit-wonder photo (above).
So I’m trying to translate their licensing agreements. It’s very interesting, and I’m so glad to have this opportunity to deal firsthand with what artists do in the copyright world all the time. Specifically the licensing is, of course, for purchases without attribution requirements, which is cool, and with the right to change my metadata without consultation. Which is also cool. I think.
What’s weird is that it’s a Canadian company and I’m a Canadian. So why is everything about registering with LOC and filling out W9s and doing all the copyright stuff the American way?
(Anybody else have experience with this that they want to share?)