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« Reply #100 on: July 09, 2018, 23:34 »
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They just launched alpha version
https://www.wemark.com/


« Reply #101 on: July 10, 2018, 01:51 »
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They just launched alpha version
https://www.wemark.com/
I thought they said they had a million images......probably 870,000 waiting for review :o  https://coinidol.com/wemark-announces-curated-stock-photography-marketplace-using-blockchain-technology/

« Reply #102 on: July 10, 2018, 15:36 »
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If I do a search for Germany, the first image that comes up is the Holocaust  memorial in Berlin which is a protected under art/copyright and cannot be sold as RF.

Looks like their editors need some training.

ShadySue

« Reply #103 on: July 10, 2018, 16:33 »
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If I do a search for Germany, the first image that comes up is the Holocaust  memorial in Berlin which is a protected under art/copyright and cannot be sold as RF.

Looks like their editors need some training.

I think you mean can't be sold except editorially.
However, they also have several images keyworded 'Olympic Games' (not sure they were really taken there, though) with no editorial restriction. Even if not taken at real Olympics, I'm sure the IOU will be onto them.
I see also the pics I clicked on have no photographer credit, but that was a very small sample.
Some very odd keywording in that bunch I clicked on too.

Very peculiar search result for my fave test: Blue Whale! Mostly swimmers in the default return, with a tennis player, a racing driver an Orca and a Humpback ...
Wouldn't be interested, even if they used conventional money.

« Reply #104 on: July 10, 2018, 17:30 »
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If I do a search for Germany, the first image that comes up is the Holocaust  memorial in Berlin which is a protected under art/copyright and cannot be sold as RF.

Looks like their editors need some training.

Why would they have editors they are not an agency offering thousands of dollars worth of indemnity to buyers, they are just transaction facilitators, that's just one of the sellers problems.

« Reply #105 on: July 10, 2018, 18:09 »
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Right.  I thought the whole point was to cut out the middleman ( even though theyre still the middleman, lol).

« Reply #106 on: July 10, 2018, 18:53 »
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Sorry, I meant commercial RF. Of course it could be sold for editorial, but I didnt see a restriction or notice that it is editorial only.

The main reason customers pay money at a marketplace is to avoid legal pitfalls.

Otherwise stealing from the internet is always cheaper...or downloading from the free sites that have tons of copyrighted or stolen material uploaded. Or using a file with a CC license, but most photographers dont understand the legal stuff for commercial, so you have no guarantee that the releases are valid etc...

Anyway, I wish them luck, but so far I see no advantage for the buyer and it seems they have to buy with much higher legal risk than anywhere else.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2018, 18:57 by cobalt »

ShadySue

« Reply #107 on: July 11, 2018, 06:10 »
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If I do a search for Germany, the first image that comes up is the Holocaust  memorial in Berlin which is a protected under art/copyright and cannot be sold as RF.

Looks like their editors need some training.

Why would they have editors they are not an agency offering thousands of dollars worth of indemnity to buyers, they are just transaction facilitators, that's just one of the sellers problems.

With not checking the legality of files together with all the top-secrecy about payment, it's at best a can of worms and could very easily be a train wreck
Abandon Hope all ye who enter here.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2018, 16:42 by ShadySue »

« Reply #108 on: July 12, 2018, 07:20 »
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If I do a search for Germany, the first image that comes up is the Holocaust  memorial in Berlin which is a protected under art/copyright and cannot be sold as RF.

Looks like their editors need some training.

Why would they have editors they are not an agency offering thousands of dollars worth of indemnity to buyers, they are just transaction facilitators, that's just one of the sellers problems.
Though pictures are available under the "Wemark Royalty Free licence" what that actually says I can't find and am not planning to buy any of their magic beans to find out.

« Reply #109 on: July 12, 2018, 07:23 »
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If I do a search for Germany, the first image that comes up is the Holocaust  memorial in Berlin which is a protected under art/copyright and cannot be sold as RF.

Looks like their editors need some training.

Why would they have editors they are not an agency offering thousands of dollars worth of indemnity to buyers, they are just transaction facilitators, that's just one of the sellers problems.

With not checking the legality of files together with all the top-secrecy about payment, it's at best a can of worms and could very easily be a train wreck
Abandon Hope all ye who enter here.
You won't find any "Train Wrecks" on Wemark just achingly on trend pics of business people on trains zzzzzzz

« Reply #110 on: July 12, 2018, 11:04 »
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If I do a search for Germany, the first image that comes up is the Holocaust  memorial in Berlin which is a protected under art/copyright and cannot be sold as RF.

Looks like their editors need some training.

Why would they have editors they are not an agency offering thousands of dollars worth of indemnity to buyers, they are just transaction facilitators, that's just one of the sellers problems.
Though pictures are available under the "Wemark Royalty Free licence" what that actually says I can't find and am not planning to buy any of their magic beans to find out.

As you are the seller not a contributor the details should be in the Terms and Conditions you agreed to when you signed up.

« Reply #111 on: July 13, 2018, 02:04 »
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https://medium.com/wemark-stories/after-an-overwhelming-demand-were-closing-the-first-round-of-deposits-6497ddd63eb8  all pretty meaningless gobbledegook  for me but I guess some people believe in their plans...or is it just hype?

« Reply #112 on: August 03, 2018, 15:21 »
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Anyone sold any photos on Wemark ? I see they list 130,000 images.

« Reply #113 on: August 04, 2018, 01:03 »
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Anyone sold any photos on Wemark ? I see they list 130,000 images.
They've not even approved/rejected mine yet  :(. Not putting my deposit on a Ferrari anytime soon.


 

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