I thought I would share this (redacted) email with the forum. An example of the endless battle with blissfully ignorant sub-contractors about copyright & licencing and also the importance of the client understanding the T&Cs because as this correspondence illustrates, they are on the front line of protecting the photographers rights.
"I met with --------- last week, and had a final look around their fabulous building. It does look very good.
------ agreed that we could make reference to the project on our website. She suggested that I contact you to ask for some interesting photos. (She mentioned, that she allowed ——--- to take a number, and that rather than her request them from you, and then pass some on, it would be best I ask you directly).
Therefore, if it’s OK, I would be very grateful if you could provide a selection of some interesting shots, i.e. The ---------, a couple of the main branding areas and couple of cross open plan areas, would be ideal, as would shots up/down the atrium, and restaurant/breakout areas.
If you prefer to burn them to a disk, I could pop by to pick them up.
I hope that’s OK with you."
My client replied:
"Hi – glad you like the outcome.
You will need to purchase the licence from the Photographer.
I have copied Paul Grundy who will be able to help you."
Early days but, no, they haven’t contacted me.