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« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2011, 10:01 »
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If you look at the individual image pages, line at bottom left of the image page says Copyright 2003-2011 EPICTURA/123RF/STOCKLIB - Royalty Free Stock Photos.  I've updated the list

It doesn't bother any of you that these partner programs are replacing YOUR copyright info with THEIR own names?

The copyright info I quoted is the copyright for the page as in "We created this page".  There is a separate copyright on each page crediting the artist for the stock photo on that page.

I also could not find any of MY images on the site, so even if they were not crediting the artist, it would not bother ME if they were not crediting MY images.  It would bother ME that they were not crediting OTHERS copyright if they were doing that, but since they are crediting OTHERS, I'M OK with it.   ;D


« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2011, 11:51 »
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If you look at the individual image pages, line at bottom left of the image page says Copyright 2003-2011 EPICTURA/123RF/STOCKLIB - Royalty Free Stock Photos.  I've updated the list

It doesn't bother any of you that these partner programs are replacing YOUR copyright info with THEIR own names?

The copyright info I quoted is the copyright for the page as in "We created this page".  There is a separate copyright on each page crediting the artist for the stock photo on that page.

I also could not find any of MY images on the site, so even if they were not crediting the artist, it would not bother ME if they were not crediting MY images.  It would bother ME that they were not crediting OTHERS copyright if they were doing that, but since they are crediting OTHERS, I'M OK with it.   ;D

LOL, you're funny. But thanks for pointing out my stupidity! I appreciate that.  ;)
« Last Edit: June 18, 2011, 11:57 by cclapper »

« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2011, 20:57 »
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Who . are these guys? WebStockPro


Looks like its from Bigstock to me as WebStockPro's images of mine match best to what I've uploaded on Bigstock, but the file numbers are different.  I'm also not attributed as the photographer, instead it lists "Value Stock Images" as the "Publisher".  


Funny, "Value Stock Images" is the same credit line for Reflexstock.

This is getting weird now...

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Webstockpro is nutty and pretty scary they have a list of sources for their files here http://www.webstockpro.com/Content/content-license.aspx but it does not contain any micros.  

If you try and license a micro file from them, the licensing agreement https://www.webstockpro.com/Content/LicenseFiles/Value%20Stock%20Images.pdf indicates This is a legal agreement (Agreement) between Licensee (as defined below) and Unlisted Images, Inc. (Licensor). It also notes that Any dispute, controversy, or claim between the parties arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be settled before the Circuit Court of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

If you go to http://www.unlistedimages.com/ it is a stock company but seems to be no longer in operation.  The page is copyrighted in 2008 and I could not find a way to actually see any content.  Their phone number is 408-215-1530 which is a Sunnyvale, California number.  I could not find a street address.  

Bizarrely Reflexstock has the same license agreement as Webstockpro does if you try to license a micro image from them, indicating that you are licensing from Unlisted Images, Inc. and any disputes must be resolved in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.  

Reflexstock however is part of Ingram as its mailing address is Ingram Publishing, 26 - 28 Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 7BA, UK.

My content on both Webstockpro and Reflexstock appear to be identical and the image numbers are the same, but don't match the bigstock numbers for those files.  

YIKES!!!- Anyone want to email or call them both to find out who provides them with micro content?


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Updated to add that this thread http://www.microstockgroup.com/canstockphoto-com/reflexstock-with-canstock-photos/ 123RF confirms that they partner with Reflexstock.  Still no explanation of why the sample license indicates the license is from  Unlisted Images, Inc

Canstockphoto also contributes but they don't confirm in the above thread. 

« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2011, 12:34 »
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Hi Sadstock,

 Just wanted to show my appreciation for your efforts. Well done and thank you for sharing.

Best,
Jonathan

« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2011, 18:50 »
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Hi Sadstock,

 Just wanted to show my appreciation for your efforts. Well done and thank you for sharing.

Best,
Jonathan

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Thanks!  MSG has been a great help to me moving from an Istock exclusive to an independent, and I'm happy to be able to give something back.

« Reply #55 on: July 10, 2011, 07:08 »
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One more Fotolia partner: http://www.purebudget.com

TheSmilingAssassin

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« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2011, 09:59 »
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Thanks for putting this together Sadstock, awesome effort.

I don't know if you're already aware of this but I just emailed Stockfresh asking if they had a third party program and they said "no".  Don't know if you're interested, but you might want to add that info on the first post for other contributors to read.

Cheers.

« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2011, 12:24 »
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One more Fotolia partner: http://www.purebudget.com


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Updated - Thanks!

« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2011, 12:25 »
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Thanks for putting this together Sadstock, awesome effort.

I don't know if you're already aware of this but I just emailed Stockfresh asking if they had a third party program and they said "no".  Don't know if you're interested, but you might want to add that info on the first post for other contributors to read.

Cheers.

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Thanks for the comment.

Updated Stockfresh with your info

« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2011, 16:46 »
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Thanks for this very useful list, Sadstock -- awesome work! With Google Chome's image search, I'm finding my vectors all over the net, but what I found on Webstockpro.com is worth noting here.

newbielink:http://www.webstockpro.com/Value+Stock+Images/40431073.Uninvited-Picnic-Guests-Photo/ [nonactive]

I'm upset because:
1. the image has no copyright to me, it just says: Publisher: Value Stock Images, and
2. There's no watermark!

I contacted webstockpro.com and quickly got this reply:

Dear Lisa,
We are affiliate of Value Stock (Fotosearch.com).
If we get photographer credit/copyright from them we will show it.
Best
Noam


So, going down your list, Sadstock, I see that Fotosearch owns Canstockphoto, but you added Value Stock Images to Fotolia. My port is on both Canstockphoto and Fotolia. I have contacted Fotolia first and I'm waiting for an answer.

Another observation: When an agency subs your images to another agency, and that one subs to another, and so on and so on, how the heck does the original creator ever get paid our few pennies? The whole thing is very disconcerting to me.

My best to all my fellow stockers, Lisa

« Reply #60 on: July 29, 2011, 17:09 »
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Sadstock: Here's a site that seems to be affiliated with Shutterstock, but couldn't find it on your list:

newbielink:http://www.freepik.com/ [nonactive]

When I search, I see my images come up in the Shutterstock results and link properly goes to Shutterstock.

But, then there's that free section below and clicking on a few there's no copyrights on the images. Someone had to create these images!

« Reply #61 on: August 01, 2011, 07:39 »
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Another observation: When an agency subs your images to another agency, and that one subs to another, and so on and so on, how the heck does the original creator ever get paid our few pennies? The whole thing is very disconcerting to me.

Hi Lisa. We do partnerships like that. I guess in all cases the contracts don't allow resellers to further resell the content. It would make the original site as unhappy as you.

Batman

« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2011, 09:17 »
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Glad people like it.  I found the process of assembling the list to be very useful.  Thanks all for the updates which I've added in.  Please let me know if I missed anything.  

For some reason I though you could opt out of Fotosearch, but seems not to be the case.

Nice work.

« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2011, 16:15 »
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Sadstock: Here's a site that seems to be affiliated with Shutterstock, but couldn't find it on your list:

http://www.freepik.com/

When I search, I see my images come up in the Shutterstock results and link properly goes to Shutterstock.

But, then there's that free section below and clicking on a few there's no copyrights on the images. Someone had to create these images!


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A search at Freepik.com turned up sponsored results for Shutterstock as you noted and if you click on an image, it takes you directly to SS.  If you click on the free download link, you end up at Stock.xchng.com where you can download the content and there are links to similar images at Istock.  Basically the free images are a way to draw in people looking for stock images and upsell them.  My understanding based on this thread http://www.microstockgroup.com/stockxpert-com/if-sxc-hu-were-to-close/ is that Stock.xchng was part of StockXpert and is now part of Getty, which is why the similar images takes you to Istock.  A search in Stock.xchng turned up my images for sale at Istock.  So Ill add Stock.xchng to the list of Istock partners.  Im not going to add this to SS as since it is a sponsored placement and next week the sponsor could be DT or FT

« Reply #64 on: August 12, 2011, 16:44 »
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« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 16:48 by Sadstock »

« Reply #65 on: August 23, 2011, 11:17 »
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I came across another one.

This website:

http://www.nunukphotos.com/

has all of my files for sale, and they are coming from Featurepics.

Never heard anything about that before.

« Reply #66 on: September 01, 2011, 10:33 »
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Apparently 123rf list should be extended with

http://stockphoto.feebdesign.com
http://hemistock.com


« Reply #67 on: September 07, 2011, 21:03 »
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I came across another one.

This website:

http://www.nunukphotos.com/

has all of my files for sale, and they are coming from Featurepics.

Never heard anything about that before.

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Thanks! I've updated the list to reflect this.

« Reply #68 on: September 07, 2011, 21:29 »
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Apparently 123rf list should be extended with

http://stockphoto.feebdesign.com
http://hemistock.com


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Thanks!

Very timely post as I was able to figure out that 123RF content was also included on another unknown site that I reviewed at the same time.

Updated the master list.

RacePhoto

« Reply #69 on: September 07, 2011, 23:20 »
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Good grief! I had no idea there were so many ways to slice a pie. You'd think our businesses would be booming with all that exposure.

When I look at  FT, DT and 123RF, I'm happy I dropped them. These places are shooting out everything all over and I wouldn't know who or what the heck is going on. Does all this shotgun distribution actually make more sales. It doesn't seem to mean much? Anyone getting sales or reports from all these places? Out of control comes to mind. Booming is just what someone would expect with all these sites?

IS is in the middle of this because while it used to be opt out, they just changed to "we'll do what we want, no choice" but they only sell to them self, so hopefully that means someone is watching the henhouse, besides the fox?

Then we look at SS and BigStock combination, the best selling site and, hmm, no mysterious partners who we can't track.

« Reply #70 on: September 12, 2011, 22:32 »
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Hi Sadstock,

 Just wanted to show my appreciation for your efforts. Well done and thank you for sharing.

Best,
Jonathan

+1


« Reply #72 on: September 26, 2011, 15:52 »
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Just to confirm reply #18 below by luissantos84 re: Pond5 / 123RF.  The team at Pond5 is working together with 123RF, but as artists of 123RF, certainly let us know if there are any qualms if any of your content is additionally sold through our site.  As some of you already know, we are working to build out our own photo/images collection by welcoming all artists to upload to our marketplace.  We are currently working on this so we certainly appreciate the patience of those who have been diligently asking questions throughout the past months.

Any other questions/suggestions can be directed to me.  Shoot me a personal message, and I will be happy to take the conversation offline.  Or email them to pond5@pond5.com or tweet us @pond5.  Thanks again. 


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Thanks for confirming Pond 5.  Hope your new initiative to get images directly is successful.   

Are there currently any other Pond5 partner programs?


Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"

« Reply #74 on: October 12, 2011, 15:09 »
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It's possible that i miss something earlier...

Although I opt-in PP on all agencies, something is bothering me regarding Pixmac:

a) There is some kind of criteria choosing which photos are available for partners? I ask it, because even without a "Dream Portfolio" ( so far... ) I have the worst images possible on sale at pixmac.

b) After a look at 1 post, it seems that most agencies cut off relations with Pixmac. The few images that I've on Pixmac, I am sure that some are only available on an ex-partner... If the partnership ended, the photos should not be removed?


 

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