Copy of my response in Free Chat:
Depends on who the "someone" is. School-kid? Blogger? Charity? Business? You need to search for suitable licence agreements, e.g. Limited Copyright License Agreement
. Some thoughts:
* You should always stipulate that the licence is non-transferable and non-exclusive.
* You may want to stipulate that the image may not be modified (except by cropping).
* You may also want to stipulate that you are credited for your work.
If the applicant is a business, you might consider licensing your work through a stock photo agency. They will look after all the legal details in return for a commission. Your work will also be visible to a wider audience and may earn you more money.
I wouldn't just e-mail them back saying "Yeah, OK. You can use it," especially if it is a photograph that you are proud of.
'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
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