Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


Rising art prices

Yesterday, I posted a story wherein I never got paid for creative work — but now the publisher wants to know if they can reprint it and put it behind a paywall.

Here’s a somewhat similar story, but with a big difference. The photographer in this story has just sued Getty Images for licensing out, for considerable fees, images that she had donated to the Library of Congress.  The amount she’s suing for? One billion dollars.

Had I gotten paid, in 1982, my fee would have been $25.

But, as they say, the principle remains the same.

2 Responses to “Rising art prices”

  1. Dan Says:

    This is what happens when you try to put a price on Genius.

  2. Lee Wochner Says:

    Thank you, but you are too kind by far.

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