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Author Topic: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2  (Read 61493 times)

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lisafx

« on: January 14, 2013, 09:54 »
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Hope it's okay.  I thought this deserved its own thread, apart from the tally thread and the google one.  Easier to get the word out if it is prominently displayed. 

With a firm date of Feb. 2 - Ground Hog Day, we can coordinate to send a powerful message message to Getty.

Some exclusives have mentioned in the Istock thread that it might be a good day to turn in the crown too. 

Also, with a set date, it might make for a more compelling story for the media. 

(and a note to the "I've tried nothing and I'm all out of ideas" gang, this is a thread for people who plan to participate in this initiative.  Keep your wet blankets to yourself)

ETA:  A bit ironically, a friend of mine who reads but doesn't post has gone to the trouble to make a list in google docs of the people who have said they are participating in D-Day and the number of images they will be committing to deactivate.  The numbers are a bit lower than Denis' running total because it doesn't include people on Istock threads:


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai9dhorY3ovxdHFCY2FqdkFVQUtLMGRrNUhsVzV0SFE#gid=0

« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 15:41 by lisafx »


« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 10:02 »
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Count me IN!

« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 10:05 »
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I'm ready!

« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 10:17 »
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Yep I agree, hopeffuly this is ok with Tyler. In addition in this thread, members could make a tally of the feb 2nd projected total of all deactivated files which would be different from the actual one from the other thread. This would further encouraged this initiative and could have a snowball effect. As I said earlier, we need that projected one million files to make a dent else this won't work

Count me in for 1163 files

Feb 2nd projected total 1163

« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 10:17 »
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I don't understand quite!

What should I do then, deactivate my account for permanent or what?

lisafx

« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 10:21 »
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Yep I agree, hopeffuly this is ok with Tyler. In addition in this thread, members could make a tally of the feb 2nd projected total of all deactivated files which would be different from the actual one from the other thread. This would further encouraged this initiative and could have a snowball effect. As I said earlier, we need that projected one million files to make a dent else this won't work

Count me in for 1163 files

Feb 2nd projected total 1163

Great idea!  I don't think I can or will get all 7k of my images deleted on that day, but I can commit to 500 and I will try and get up to 1k, with more to follow over that week. 

So 1663 so far (firm commitment). 

Borg, I don't plan to close my account and may leave one or two non-people images active so I can check on my account and be sure to collect any money owed me.

« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 10:24 »
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Add another solid commitment of 1303.

(Total 2966)

« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013, 10:29 »
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I'm not up to date!

What was a trigger for this rapid decision?

« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013, 10:46 »
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I'm not up to date!

What was a trigger for this rapid decision?


Few weeks ago Getty secretly made a deal with Google to redistribute over 5,000 iStock images for free. A few days ago an iStock member found out about it. Getty response is to do some more of those deals. The iStock RF agreement is no longer our protection. They are in the process of destroying the value of our images probably for a quick profit and greed.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/google-giving-photos-away-free-for-commercial-use-and-istock-agrees/msg290669/?topicseen#new
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 10:49 by cybernesco »

« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013, 10:47 »
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Only have a small portfolio but count me in, just deleted all my pending files too  :(

« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2013, 10:53 »
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Only have a small portfolio but count me in, just deleted all my pending files too  :(

Thanks, how many files? just so we can add it and make a new total?

« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2013, 11:00 »
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me in.

« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2013, 11:08 »
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I just posted in the tally thread that i am close to totally deactivated.  I am planning on completely closing my account, having already canceled exclusivity.  Maybe I'll wait until Feb 2 to officially close my account.


« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2013, 11:09 »
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I've already deactivate my best 100 and will do at least 500 in total.  Think I'll probably leave the low selling stuff there.

Total 3496

« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2013, 11:17 »
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2013, 11:22 »
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SK

« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2013, 11:24 »
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I will deactivate 10% of my portfolio which is 200 images to help communicate the message. If that doesn't lead to a change at Getty I will delete the remaining 90%. I think this is a vitally important and I urge everyone to participate in whole or part.

« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2013, 11:25 »
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I've deactivated my first 100 and 502 other.
So 602 for me.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 11:27 by Smithore »

« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013, 11:25 »
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I've nothing to add to the deactivation numbers since I already deactivated all my files when the RC system started, but still watching with a lot of interest. If enough people participate it could send a strong message for the whole industry and would possibly strengthen the position of all contributors.

« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2013, 11:27 »
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I'm an  insignificantly small player but I'll be deactivating most of my files if IS hasn't issued some satisfactory statement by then.   And I doubt they will

« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2013, 11:34 »
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Thanks guys, if you put in a number, just add it to the total and post the following line:

Feb 2nd projected total 4364

« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2013, 11:39 »
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I have a photo session that day but will try to deactivate at least 500 (+ 4364 = 4864).
Just out of principle I will NOT delete the 10 worst selling images of my port (oldest + zero sales).  You never know if Istock will (next time) ask us to donate free images for the next batch, do we?   ;)

« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2013, 11:44 »
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I am in and will give it a go Feb 2

« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2013, 11:59 »
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I see the photos of the best sellers, included ones in this thread who are always active, it won't hurt anything if they choose to keep they flames burning. Deleting the crappy ones doesn't mean nothing.

« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2013, 12:01 »
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I am in! I've already deactivated quite a few, but I am prepared to almost clean out my small portfolio and turn in my crown on that day for maximum impact.  Count me in for about 300.

Julie

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