Correspondence with George Steinmetz

Today, Gary brought up a very valid question about this post regarding copyright issues.

I know exactly what is like and have always done my best to give credit where credit is due.

Better late than never, I researched and wrote to the photographer George Steinmetz asking for permission for using this photo. Below is the correspondence.


My mail:

Hello George,

I recently received on of your photographs via a forward, which was
extremely interesting and so posted it on my blog at
https://ajaydsouza.com/archives/2006/03/18/what-is-so-special-about-this-
photo/

It has been pointed out to me that there could be copyright issues for the
same and hence am writing to you. I was not aware of the true source of the
photo when posting it, but have now (after a good deal of searching) found
out that it was called “Larger than life” and is available as a wallpaper
on NGC (
http://seabed.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/wallpaper.tmpl?issue_id=20050201 )

I am writing to you to ask for permission of displaying that photo on your
site. I have already added a link to your site
http://www.georgesteinmetz.com/

However, if you think it is not appropriate and you would like me to remove
the photo from your site, I will do so immediately. I really hope this
won’t be the case.

Thanks and regards,
Ajay D’Souza

To this his reply:

Ajay,

It’s okay with me as long as you give me and NGS the © reference. A
link to my site is nice,

Best,

George

I have already provided a link to both George’s and NGS websites. All copyrights belong to them.

The photo was only posted to highlight the expertise of the photographer and it’s pecularity.

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