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The licensee pays to use the licensed material. Done that way nobody can complain. Much like a movie studio paying the author to license their book for x years, paid up front, and possibly pay royalties on income above z.
When you license a piece of art, do you pay an up-front licensing fee or just royalties?
Up-front payments (actually advances on royalties) are only when the artist has a proven history. Most deals are made for royalties paid quarterly based on the selling price of the print.
joined:Apr 13, 2002
Ergo, artists (or at least the ones the OP has been trying to contact) must not be rational.