A blogger in Tucson, Arizona sent a bill for $300 to KOLD-TV after they used his video without attribution or permission.
“Yesterday, our local station [KOLD-TV] ran a story about the track and included my footage in their piece,” he tells Romenesko readers. “I was not contacted by the station to use the footage, nor was any credit for the footage provided. They must have done a video screen capture of the YouTube version to be able to add it to their report.
“I have sent an email to the news director with an invoice attached for the use of the video footage. I billed them $300. I figured a decent rate was $100 per hour and I worked at least 3 hours shooting, editing and posting the video.”
He hasn’t heard from the station yet.
I hope he pushes this and gets paid.
Here’s his video, followed by the station’s segment:
Pretty clear cut case.