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What did you do in regards to the depositphotos/shotshop deal?

Deactivated my account
Stopped uploading
Sent them an angry e-mail, but continued uploading after they removed me from partner sites
Nothing, uploading like before
Deleted the majority of my portfolio but kept my account open.

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« on: March 16, 2014, 08:35 »
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Your vote, please :)

(If there are some options I did not cover, just write them down. Maybe the admin can add them in later)


« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 08:39 »
+1
Hi Spike,

I was waiting for someone to do this survey.  For me I stopped uploading. But that probably isn't the end for me. I intend to deactivate all but one image in the not too distant future. They are going to lose my 3,000 images, I just don't know when.

« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 08:58 »
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I have partially deactivated (over one-third of my content up to this time) and also stopped uploading new content.  Don't know where to fit this on the survey ..

« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 09:04 »
+1
Contacted them to opt me out of partnership programs. Will wait and see before resuming uploads.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2014, 09:39 by rimglow »

Ron

« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 09:10 »
+13
My action is not listed in the poll. I deactivated all images, but one. Keeping my account open as I dont trust them. Many people reported earnings and images being for sale after the closed their account. DepositPhotos is a very very shady agency and needs to be monitored closely.

« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 09:14 »
+4
Emailed them... Asked to remove my files from 3rd hand sites. Waiting to reach my $50 (yeah, still waiting with $3, from 3 weeks, weird). After that I'll deactivate all files from DP gallery and what Ron says - watching them carefully...

We can say, they lost my 1k files, and no coming back. No way!

There ARE better places (and ways) to earn money, not losing...
« Last Edit: March 16, 2014, 09:18 by Ariene »

« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 10:46 »
+5
Deactivated most of my files and will terminate my account when I reach $50.00.

« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 11:41 »
0
Contacted them to opt me out of partnership programs. Will wait and see before resuming uploads.
+1

« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2014, 11:42 »
+1
The problem is- it's impossible to deactivate an account. I wrote at least 4 messages to get my account closed, but it's still active :( And even the pictures are just deactivated, not deleted  >:(
« Last Edit: March 16, 2014, 13:50 by roede-orm »

Goofy

« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2014, 11:47 »
+1
Deactivated most of my files and will terminate my account when I reach $50.00.

If I wait till I reach the $50 limit it will be around 2025  :-\


farbled

« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2014, 13:13 »
+2
Like others, 1 image left to keep it open til I someday reach payout (only need a couple bucks). Once I get that, I'm done for good with them.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2014, 20:55 »
+2
I've sent a complaint plus the demand to remove my images from all partner sites and API resellers.

« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2014, 04:29 »
+2
My action is not listed in the poll. I deactivated all images, but one. Keeping my account open as I dont trust them. Many people reported earnings and images being for sale after the closed their account. DepositPhotos is a very very shady agency and needs to be monitored closely.

I added it now

Ron

« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2014, 06:57 »
0
Cheers

« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2014, 11:11 »
+1
have they replied properly to anyone?

Elena Flanagan is always very excited about DP, they even received the MEXPO award but this stuff needs to be sorted out, less excitement and more honesty Elena, can you do that?

« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2014, 22:52 »
-1
Contacted them to opt me out of partnership programs. Will wait and see before resuming uploads.
+1
+1

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2014, 04:56 »
+1
Sent them an angry e-mail, but continued uploading after they removed me from partner sites.

I will give them a (last) chance
Let's see how it goes for other few months

have they replied properly to anyone?

Elena Flanagan is always very excited about DP, they even received the MEXPO award but this stuff needs to be sorted out, less excitement and more honesty Elena, can you do that?

I have got very imprecise (vague) answers from them, and have to ask more times to opt out from their pp  because they turn a deaf ear to answer to the real question

Now I class them in the "very incorrect people" category, in second position after Yaymicro
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 05:03 by Beppe Grillo »

« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2014, 11:38 »
+2
My photos had still not been removed from Shotshop yesterday.  I swayed between staying and leaving for a month, but with the latest posts about DP I finally deactivated everything but a tombstone.  Don't know if they finally removed me from partners, or if my deactivation was what did it - but today I can find my thumbs at SSP, but they do not come up for purchase.

Relief.

« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2014, 10:16 »
+1
I have to give them credit when it is due.  I requested my final payment on the 26th and it was in paypal on the 27th.  I was honestly a little worried that with so many people closing their accounts there may be trouble. 

« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2014, 06:38 »
+10
Finally made payout yesterday, asked for it today and then had a deactivation clickfest. Now all but three non-sellers deactivated and good riddance!

ethan

« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2014, 07:57 »
+9
I have completely stopped uploading any new material and have also deactivated every image which is not tied in with their one year 'no-deactivate' deal they persuaded me to enter into. Under that particular Promotional Program they pay me a small dollar value commission to upload new images however I cannot deactivate them for twelve months once they're accepted in their library and I've got the cash :)

Fortunately there are less than 100 images tied up in this deal, so I'll just enjoy the payouts for a little while.

Roll on November/December 2014 and all those remaining images but one will be all gone too :)
« Last Edit: April 04, 2014, 08:12 by ethan »

« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2014, 08:55 »
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Does anyone know how much credits are on the artivia.pl site?

H2O

« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2014, 09:02 »
0
What is this deal?

Dook

« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2014, 09:17 »
0
Does anyone know how much credits are on the artivia.pl site?
100 credits deal is 33.23 dollars (100PLN)

« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2014, 09:21 »
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Does anyone know how much credits are on the artivia.pl site?
100 credits deal is 33.23 dollars (100PLN)

Thanks.

OLJensa

  • Visit me at: www.jensmolin.se

« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2014, 10:43 »
+2
Clicked deactivated account, well not yet, but when I finally manage to get the 3$ left to payout I will :)

« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2014, 14:04 »
+4
I naively thought that just stopping to upload would send enough of a message to them. Apparently, not so:

I checked today and there it is again, my whole DP portfolio on Shotshop!!!  :o :o :o What do they think? (if at all)  :o :o :o

Guess, I am forced to escalate: I am going to deactivate all my images and cash out. (At least I am over the $50 limit, now).

Gangsters!  >:( >:( >:(

« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2014, 15:18 »
+2
I naively thought that just stopping to upload would send enough of a message to them. Apparently, not so:

I checked today and there it is again, my whole DP portfolio on Shotshop!!!  :o :o :o What do they think? (if at all)  :o :o :o

Guess, I am forced to escalate: I am going to deactivate all my images and cash out. (At least I am over the $50 limit, now).

Gangsters!  >:( >:( >:(

WARNING EVERYONE.  ALL OF MY IMAGES ARE BACK ON SHOTSHOP. They were originally removed and now that are indeed back.  I can't imagine that DP has any reasonable excuse for this. 

farbled

« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2014, 15:23 »
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I need to change my answer. I've re-activated my images in order to hit payout. So my portfolio is now live there again. They told me I wouldn't be included in partner programs. But I only need a few dollars more...

« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2014, 15:57 »
+3
I naively thought that just stopping to upload would send enough of a message to them. Apparently, not so:

I checked today and there it is again, my whole DP portfolio on Shotshop!!!  :o :o :o What do they think? (if at all)  :o :o :o

Guess, I am forced to escalate: I am going to deactivate all my images and cash out. (At least I am over the $50 limit, now).

Gangsters!  >:( >:( >:(

WARNING EVERYONE.  ALL OF MY IMAGES ARE BACK ON SHOTSHOP. They were originally removed and now that are indeed back.  I can't imagine that DP has any reasonable excuse for this.

I got my answer from Vicky. No excuse at all, just denial:

"There is no way to purchase your portfolio on other websites. We have removed it from all our API partners."

But they were quick to remove my port from their API partners again. Still, this is not acceptable. I'll deactivate my port and be gone...

Ron

« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2014, 16:23 »
+1
I naively thought that just stopping to upload would send enough of a message to them. Apparently, not so:

I checked today and there it is again, my whole DP portfolio on Shotshop!!!  :o :o :o What do they think? (if at all)  :o :o :o

Guess, I am forced to escalate: I am going to deactivate all my images and cash out. (At least I am over the $50 limit, now).

Gangsters!  >:( >:( >:(

WARNING EVERYONE.  ALL OF MY IMAGES ARE BACK ON SHOTSHOP. They were originally removed and now that are indeed back.  I can't imagine that DP has any reasonable excuse for this.

I got my answer from Vicky. No excuse at all, just denial:

"There is no way to purchase your portfolio on other websites. We have removed it from all our API partners."

But they were quick to remove my port from their API partners again. Still, this is not acceptable. I'll deactivate my port and be gone...
SHe is either lying or clueless, I got the same answer, yet I have a screenshot of the paypal checkout. Thugs

« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2014, 16:35 »
+2
I naively thought that just stopping to upload would send enough of a message to them. Apparently, not so:

I checked today and there it is again, my whole DP portfolio on Shotshop!!!  :o :o :o What do they think? (if at all)  :o :o :o

Guess, I am forced to escalate: I am going to deactivate all my images and cash out. (At least I am over the $50 limit, now).

Gangsters!  >:( >:( >:(

WARNING EVERYONE.  ALL OF MY IMAGES ARE BACK ON SHOTSHOP. They were originally removed and now that are indeed back.  I can't imagine that DP has any reasonable excuse for this.

I got my answer from Vicky. No excuse at all, just denial:

"There is no way to purchase your portfolio on other websites. We have removed it from all our API partners."

But they were quick to remove my port from their API partners again. Still, this is not acceptable. I'll deactivate my port and be gone...
SHe is either lying or clueless, I got the same answer, yet I have a screenshot of the paypal checkout. Thugs

I suspect Vicky is actually a computer  ;D

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2014, 16:11 »
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I naively thought that just stopping to upload would send enough of a message to them. Apparently, not so:

I checked today and there it is again, my whole DP portfolio on Shotshop!!!  :o :o :o What do they think? (if at all)  :o :o :o

Guess, I am forced to escalate: I am going to deactivate all my images and cash out. (At least I am over the $50 limit, now).

Gangsters!  >:( >:( >:(

WARNING EVERYONE.  ALL OF MY IMAGES ARE BACK ON SHOTSHOP. They were originally removed and now that are indeed back.  I can't imagine that DP has any reasonable excuse for this.

I got my answer from Vicky. No excuse at all, just denial:

"There is no way to purchase your portfolio on other websites. We have removed it from all our API partners."

But they were quick to remove my port from their API partners again. Still, this is not acceptable. I'll deactivate my port and be gone...
SHe is either lying or clueless, I got the same answer, yet I have a screenshot of the paypal checkout. Thugs

Have you actually tried buying the image? If you did, then she would indeed be lying. If not, try to see if that works. (Although that would mean you'd have to give them money, so I'd understand it if you don't want to try ;))

« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2014, 15:56 »
+9
 :( 1. Uploading no new stuff.
 8) 2. Re-activate images to reach the payout limit.
 >:( 3. After payout deactivate all images again.
 :o 4. But keep the account open to have an eye on this scammers.
 ;) 5. Do my best to make this DP scamming practice public to other contributors.


« Last Edit: April 25, 2014, 01:57 by R2D2 »

« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2014, 04:01 »
-5
Nothing. Still uploading like before. I respect people's decisions to pull out. For me, don't think shotshop gets enough sales to get in a twist over.

Ron

« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2014, 04:07 »
+12
For me its not about how much they sell, its about their intentions, and it shows they cant be trusted.

« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2015, 09:06 »
+27
I told you in another thread that we sued Shotshop.
We did!!

Last week we had our date at the court in munich.
The trial is still open and we have been requested by the judge to bring in more informations.
It seems , so our lawyer who is a specialist (the judge too) in copyright-law, that this case opens up very severe questions which might impact the whole business in at least germany regarding the business-relation between agencys and their "partners".

If we loose in this level of jurisdiction we will have two levels more (which is not much) and then we will be at the BGH - the highest level.  8)

Wish us some luck and remember David and the 5th of November ;-)

regards axel


Semmick Photo

« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2015, 09:12 »
+1
Epic. Good luck  ;)

« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2015, 14:23 »
+1
Congrats for getting this into court Axel!  Good luck, and thanks for the update!

« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2015, 17:34 »
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Why wouldn't DP be a part of this suit?

« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2015, 01:39 »
+2
Danke Axel!


Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2015, 14:54 »
+1
Great news! Keep it up!


 

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