Cunobelin wrote:... that last time there was a discussion on this subject the copyright of the photo in question belonged to Trek who waived royalties.
No. That picture was shot for Ridgeback, who gave permission for it to appear on the cover of Cycle. AFAIK nobody has said it was free, cerainly not Dan Joyce.
There was also an open call for photos (with/without helmets) suitable for publication.
Cunobelin wrote:As I said MOST will be stock photos
On that point I expect you are right.