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« on: April 26, 2012, 21:53 »
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The photo here:

http://www.azcaptured.com/temp/IMG_1139ed_watermarked.jpg

Was rejected (twice!) by DT for:

" - The image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark (logos, brands, specific buildings etc.), can identify a property/product (letters, numbers), or could raise usage problems, therefore it doesn't qualify as a RF stock image. Analyze the photo closely and remove these elements if possible or try to obtain a property release. Read more: http://www.dreamstime.com/thread_148"

But for the life of me I can't figure out why.  All the other sites I upload to took it.

Can you spot the copyright/trademark?


« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 22:04 »
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It's for the 3 stripes on the pants- Adidas. I've actually had cartoon characters rejected because I had drawn in details on clothing using 3 stripes. I had to e-mail support to get this particular answer and it was a couple of years ago. Looks like that policy is still in place.

« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 22:12 »
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So one stripe: OK.  Two stripes: OK.  Three stripes and you're out!

Ridiculous.

Anyway thanks for the info -- had me stumped.

« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 23:41 »
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Also the yellow bits on the soles of the shoes identify them as Vibram brand. And that spot of red on the back of the batting glove probably identifies it too.

Uncle Pete

  • Evidence please...

« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 23:44 »
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It's for the 3 stripes on the pants- Adidas. I've actually had cartoon characters rejected because I had drawn in details on clothing using 3 stripes. I had to e-mail support to get this particular answer and it was a couple of years ago. Looks like that policy is still in place.

Amazing! Thanks for the education.

XPTO

« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012, 02:23 »
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It was the stripes. Adidas copyrighted it.

« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 02:50 »
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It was the stripes. Adidas copyrighted it.

yep, I've had that one before too ;)

« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 04:07 »
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I think I'll copyright a circle, a square and a straight line and sue anybody who uses one of those.

Ed

« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 07:06 »
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I've had that one too.

DT is reasonable...I found an agency this week that is rejecting images like crazy for nonsene.  I had an image with military props in studio rejected for not having a property release (the reviewer thought the image was shot in a museum).  I had images rejected that were shot in a public park because I had no property release.  I have images shot on a public sidewalk of a model in a doorway (no specific architectural details) rejected because I had no property release.  It's extremely ridiculous.

This is a traditional agency not a micro.  No, the grass is not always greener at the other agencies LOL.

« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2012, 07:55 »
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I just looked it up and Adidas have been using the 3 stripes since 1967.  The brand is obvious in this photo.

« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 08:26 »
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That these stripes are forbbiden is in the ABC of the stock royalty free industry. Everybody should know these kind of things before beggining to send photos.

« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 09:16 »
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That these stripes are forbbiden is in the ABC of the stock royalty free industry. Everybody should know these kind of things before beggining to send photos.

Yep.  I'd also suggest better costuming.  What looks like hiking/walking shoes do not seem particularly appropriate to the theme.

grp_photo

« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012, 11:23 »
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That these stripes are forbbiden is in the ABC of the stock royalty free industry. Everybody should know these kind of things before beggining to send photos.
+1

« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2012, 16:01 »
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That these stripes are forbbiden is in the ABC of the stock royalty free industry. Everybody should know these kind of things before beggining to send photos.
The OP has said that only DT rejected this, all the other sites accepted it.  That's a bit worrying.  I bet they would reject the Nike logo and I would put that on a par with this.

« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2012, 16:05 »
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That these stripes are forbbiden is in the ABC of the stock royalty free industry. Everybody should know these kind of things before beggining to send photos.
The OP has said that only DT rejected this, all the other sites accepted it.  That's a bit worrying.  I bet they would reject the Nike logo and I would put that on a par with this.

"All the other sites I upload to took it."

IS wouldn't take it.  Maybe he just ULs to Envato.

« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2012, 18:43 »
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I think I'll copyright a circle, a square and a straight line and sue anybody who uses one of those.

hahahahhahahah exactly!!

« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2012, 21:12 »
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That these stripes are forbbiden is in the ABC of the stock royalty free industry. Everybody should know these kind of things before beggining to send photos.

Thnk you for the slap in the face perfect know it all, and grp_photo to. I'm sure future questions from you two will be answered the same that you should both know everything since that's how you act now. Loop you forget your own wise words.

Nothing that I already didn't know (although sometimes I forget something in the heat of the sessions). I don't say that to sound arrogant, but to show how much can be learned in a handful of years of microstock, coming from almost zero in what concerns to stock photography. I would add something:

"Reading professional advice is good and helps, but what you won't never forget is what you learn by trial an error".


 

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