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Apple Will Pay ‘Shot on iPhone’ Contest Winners to License Photos

Apple updated their “Shot on iPhone” contest announcement with the following:

Apple believes strongly that artists should be compensated for their work. Photographers who shoot the final 10 winning photos will receive a licensing fee for use of such photos on billboards and other Apple marketing channels.

There we go.

Update: Om Malik:

From what I am hearing from within Apple, the plan was to pay a licensing fee and not call it a prize. That is an argument I buy!

They’ve been paying licensing fees for “Shot on iPhone” photos all along, so this passes the sniff test.

Thursday, 24 January 2019