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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2018, 13:39 »
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There are 2,115 images, 22 pages shown as being for sale at this moment.
Now slightly off topic, I recently posted a shot of a wall in Verona that was covered in lovers messages and it was rejected as Non-Licensable Content (they do have many shots of the same subject for sale however). So how can you have shots of the items on this page, when it would be fair to say they are registered designs without any doubt. Any answers???


This has come up many times over the years. One theory is that people who do the reviewing are also photographers with portfolios and an image that is similar, so they reject it so theirs doesnt have competition. Or, as you said, they already have many shots of the same thing. Maybe the images just dont sell, so why keep accepting them? Who knows, their game, their rules.

You are saying those bots have portfolios and they reject similar to hold down the competition?  ;D

If I leave the keys in my car, it's alright for you to steal it? The point is, SS can make things more difficult, but they can't eliminate theft. Also the problem is the person who stole the images, not the artist or SS, but you don't seem to see past what you want to believe, so you attack people instead of the ideas? And you seem to have a love hate relationship with agencies as you want them to pay you but don't like them and think they are dishonest, and you don't trust them. But you keep giving them your work?

A wall of graffiti is not allowed, and hasn't been for years. No artists rights...  you can't resll other artists works.

Back to the OP, I think you have a good case and hopefully SS is looking. We have all seen the messages here, "they closed my account and I did nothing wrong", so I hope SS is doing research and will close this, like the other image theifs we have seen here.

I still wonder if that person also uploaded your work to other places. That's scary and you'll have to chase them to get more accounts closed. Good luck!

Thank you! They responded this week and said they are still looking into it. So far I haven't found the work for sale anywhere else. Which is a good thing! I was really surprised to see my work stolen. It's pretty basic stuff. I would think they would steal something that would earn them a bit more. Perhaps mine they thought would be less noticeable. Thanks for all of the suggestions to everyone who has posted here. I will updated when I find out more.


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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2018, 15:04 »
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There are 2,115 images, 22 pages shown as being for sale at this moment.
Now slightly off topic, I recently posted a shot of a wall in Verona that was covered in lovers messages and it was rejected as Non-Licensable Content (they do have many shots of the same subject for sale however). So how can you have shots of the items on this page, when it would be fair to say they are registered designs without any doubt. Any answers???


This has come up many times over the years. One theory is that people who do the reviewing are also photographers with portfolios and an image that is similar, so they reject it so theirs doesnt have competition. Or, as you said, they already have many shots of the same thing. Maybe the images just dont sell, so why keep accepting them? Who knows, their game, their rules.

You are saying those bots have portfolios and they reject similar to hold down the competition?  ;D

If I leave the keys in my car, it's alright for you to steal it? The point is, SS can make things more difficult, but they can't eliminate theft. Also the problem is the person who stole the images, not the artist or SS, but you don't seem to see past what you want to believe, so you attack people instead of the ideas? And you seem to have a love hate relationship with agencies as you want them to pay you but don't like them and think they are dishonest, and you don't trust them. But you keep giving them your work?

A wall of graffiti is not allowed, and hasn't been for years. No artists rights...  you can't resll other artists works.

Back to the OP, I think you have a good case and hopefully SS is looking. We have all seen the messages here, "they closed my account and I did nothing wrong", so I hope SS is doing research and will close this, like the other image theifs we have seen here.

I still wonder if that person also uploaded your work to other places. That's scary and you'll have to chase them to get more accounts closed. Good luck!

Thank you! They responded this week and said they are still looking into it. So far I haven't found the work for sale anywhere else. Which is a good thing! I was really surprised to see my work stolen. It's pretty basic stuff. I would think they would steal something that would earn them a bit more. Perhaps mine they thought would be less noticeable. Thanks for all of the suggestions to everyone who has posted here. I will updated when I find out more.

Good luck, apparently this thief thinks your work is good enough to copy and steal. Which could be considered a compliment to your work. But none of us want that kind of honor.  :)

« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2018, 16:35 »
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There are 2,115 images, 22 pages shown as being for sale at this moment.
Now slightly off topic, I recently posted a shot of a wall in Verona that was covered in lovers messages and it was rejected as Non-Licensable Content (they do have many shots of the same subject for sale however). So how can you have shots of the items on this page, when it would be fair to say they are registered designs without any doubt. Any answers???


This has come up many times over the years. One theory is that people who do the reviewing are also photographers with portfolios and an image that is similar, so they reject it so theirs doesnt have competition. Or, as you said, they already have many shots of the same thing. Maybe the images just dont sell, so why keep accepting them? Who knows, their game, their rules.


https://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/en_US/kbat02/Why-was-my-content-rejected-for-Artwork-Property-Release?l=en_US&c=ContributorKB%3AContent_Rejection_Reasons

Graffiti & Murals are unacceptable.


Correct, but the OP said they have many shots of the same thing up already. So it was acceptable and now its not?

« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2018, 08:14 »
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There are 2,115 images, 22 pages shown as being for sale at this moment.
Now slightly off topic, I recently posted a shot of a wall in Verona that was covered in lovers messages and it was rejected as Non-Licensable Content (they do have many shots of the same subject for sale however). So how can you have shots of the items on this page, when it would be fair to say they are registered designs without any doubt. Any answers???


This has come up many times over the years. One theory is that people who do the reviewing are also photographers with portfolios and an image that is similar, so they reject it so theirs doesnt have competition. Or, as you said, they already have many shots of the same thing. Maybe the images just dont sell, so why keep accepting them? Who knows, their game, their rules.


https://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/en_US/kbat02/Why-was-my-content-rejected-for-Artwork-Property-Release?l=en_US&c=ContributorKB%3AContent_Rejection_Reasons

Graffiti & Murals are unacceptable.


Correct, but the OP said they have many shots of the same thing up already. So it was acceptable and now its not?

If you think and look you know the answer, and it's not reviewers who are protecting their uploads. https://www.shutterstock.com/search?search_source=base_search_form&language=en&searchterm=wall+in+Verona+lovers+messages&image_type=all most are editorial the rest are blurred or not main focus, a few might have been passed by accident or before the graffiti rule. Did you look before you came up with the conspiracy answer? Do you just like to argue and disagree when somebody tries to help?

« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2018, 10:12 »
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There are 2,115 images, 22 pages shown as being for sale at this moment.
Now slightly off topic, I recently posted a shot of a wall in Verona that was covered in lovers messages and it was rejected as Non-Licensable Content (they do have many shots of the same subject for sale however). So how can you have shots of the items on this page, when it would be fair to say they are registered designs without any doubt. Any answers???


This has come up many times over the years. One theory is that people who do the reviewing are also photographers with portfolios and an image that is similar, so they reject it so theirs doesnt have competition. Or, as you said, they already have many shots of the same thing. Maybe the images just dont sell, so why keep accepting them? Who knows, their game, their rules.


https://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/en_US/kbat02/Why-was-my-content-rejected-for-Artwork-Property-Release?l=en_US&c=ContributorKB%3AContent_Rejection_Reasons

Graffiti & Murals are unacceptable.


Correct, but the OP said they have many shots of the same thing up already. So it was acceptable and now its not?

If you think and look you know the answer, and it's not reviewers who are protecting their uploads. https://www.shutterstock.com/search?search_source=base_search_form&language=en&searchterm=wall+in+Verona+lovers+messages&image_type=all most are editorial the rest are blurred or not main focus, a few might have been passed by accident or before the graffiti rule. Did you look before you came up with the conspiracy answer? Do you just like to argue and disagree when somebody tries to help?
Actually, I was asking a simple question. But apparently you have jumped on Petes bandwagon too. Oh boy. But buried in your reply was an actual answer. Thanks for that. 😏
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 12:06 by cathyslife »


 

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