TV station agrees to pay blogger $300 after using his video without permission

I did a post yesterday about Tucson bicycling blogger Michael McKisson billing KOLD-TV $300 for using his video without permission. “I figured a decent rate was $100 per hour and I worked at least 3 hours shooting, editing and posting the video,” McKisson told Romenesko readers.

He now tells us that the station has agreed to pay the bill.

I spoke with the station’s news director, Michelle Germano, who said the story was produced by a new reporter. The station has a policy of not using YouTube videos and because the reporter did not cite the video as a YouTube video, the editors looking over the script missed it and didn’t take it out.

She said the reporter is being reprimanded and their corporate office is sending me a $300 check.

* Earlier: Blogger bills TV station after seeing his video in a news report (JimRomenesko)

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