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« on: July 05, 2018, 17:02 »
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Has anybody heard about ALAMY/BE & W AGENCY?

I've found one of my images on a website watermarked with "ALAMY LIMITED/ BE & W AGENCY" but I have no download reported for the image on Alamy.

I contacted support and they confirmed that BE & W AGENCY is their distributor and they seam to have a yet unreported sale for the image but I should write back to Alamy if I don't see the sale in my account  by 16/09/2018.

The webpage with my image (and others) was published on May  16 and Google search already shows 5 pages of which 4 pages are verbatim copies of the first site (with different URL-s), all in Russian. Pinterest also shows my image as pinned from a Russian site.

So, anyone can use and misuse our images on Alamy and in six month, when the website is history, they will just refund the buyer.

Wait, they don't have to refund him, he never payed for it.


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 18:36 »
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Six months is pretty standard on Alamy, especially with distributors.

And yeah, lots of pics which I have had published, particularly on news articles, get almost immediately copied (with the article) onto many (dozens at least) of websites with East European or East Asian orthographies, as well as a few English Language 'trawl' sites.

« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 02:15 »
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Six months is pretty standard on Alamy, especially with distributors.

Thanks ShadySue, I know that but the download still shows up with an X (unpaid) on the balance (or how they call it)

As I said before, I have no download showing for this image in my account, that is what I find strange.
If I haven't found it, how do I know that they will ever pay for it, at all ?

ShadySue

« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 03:36 »
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Six months is pretty standard on Alamy, especially with distributors.

Thanks ShadySue, I know that but the download still shows up with an X (unpaid) on the balance (or how they call it)

As I said before, I have no download showing for this image in my account, that is what I find strange.
If I haven't found it, how do I know that they will ever pay for it, at all ?

Indeed, it's disturbing how many in-uses have to be found and notified to Alamy (that's exactly why the "Have you found ..." threads sarted on the forum). Often I've found that 'nudging' Alamy brings the report in quite soon afterwards.  ::)

« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2018, 05:43 »
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Indeed, it's disturbing how many in-uses have to be found and notified to Alamy (that's exactly why the "Have you found ..." threads sarted on the forum). Often I've found that 'nudging' Alamy brings the report in quite soon afterwards.  ::)
Well, I was too naive thinking that this is an honest game. If I have to police and nudge Alamy to do the job for what they and distributors take the lions share for, than this place is not for me.
Even the tools stealing from SS are easier to find and report than stolen images from Alamy.


 

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