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« on: January 14, 2013, 05:02 »
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I thought we could keep a little list of how many images we have collectively deactivated on iStock photo. 

When you deactivate some files, add to the tally here.

I just did my first one.
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Total 1


« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 05:04 »
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.. now I'm figuring out how to install Sean's greasemonkey script to easily deactivate files.

edit: .. that was easier than I thought.
Just install the greasemonkey plug in for firefox, then click Sean's link.  Done.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 05:14 by leaf »

« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 05:14 »
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Deactivated 7 flames.

Also uploaded one of the hot flames to shutter.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 05:25 by JPSDK »

« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 05:15 »
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100 more files deactivated from my port.

-edit: and just to be transparent here, I'm deactivating my poor sellers first.  I'm willing to give iStock a chance to explain themselves and try to change my mind.  So, they can do so while I chop off the bottom of my portfolio.  I'll keep moving up to the top while I wait for their answer and delete the entire port if they don't come up with something persuading in time.  I am not interested in having my images given away for free and iStock said themselves that there are more 'deals' to come.
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Google is an important partner for us and we have many innovative licensing arrangements with them in place and in negotiations. Our goal is to continue to expand and improve this partnership over time


http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=350491&messageid=6817897

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Total = 108
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 05:27 by leaf »

« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 05:47 »
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deleted post.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 02:18 by ClaridgeJ »

« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 05:51 »
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I don't have any files at istock but I do have files on Thinkstock (from Stockxpert) anybody knows If I can still  and how delete there?

« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 05:54 »
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Ja, its easy enough to delete from stockexpert. I did it yesterday.

« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013, 06:03 »
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okay will have a look into it and delete some model-released one as I do care about them.

« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013, 06:13 »
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170 this weekend. Not my bestsellers. Mostly new and better images that I put into E+ but would like to sell somewhere else soon.

« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013, 07:16 »
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I have very few files at Istock and will hold off deactivating those for a few days, to give a chance for this mess to be amicably sorted.

Today, I have deactivated all my files from the old StockXpert site.

ShadySue

« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2013, 07:20 »
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A measly 2 so far, maybe more to come. But I'm not uploading.

« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2013, 07:42 »
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make sure you update the total when you make a post that you have deactivated some files.

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Running Overall Total 280

« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2013, 07:48 »
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Hello? Hello?

Did I miss something? Did IS do something over the weekend that I missed?

Did they screw up again in a much bigger way than the last 5 years?

Please fill me in.

« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2013, 07:57 »
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Hello? Hello?

Did I miss something? Did IS do something over the weekend that I missed?

Did they screw up again in a much bigger way than the last 5 years?

Please fill me in.

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=350439&page=1

Microbius

« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2013, 08:00 »
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Hello? Hello?

Did I miss something? Did IS do something over the weekend that I missed?

Did they screw up again in a much bigger way than the last 5 years?

Please fill me in.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/google-giving-photos-away-free-for-commercial-use-and-istock-agrees/
Here's a truncated copy of one of my posts on that thread:

"Yeah I'm getting into tin foil hat territory, but if you told me a few months ago that Getty would be offering unlimited numbers of commercial licenses for our images for $12....... I would have thought you were paranoid too!"


Getty has a deal with Google for a custom license whereby they can give away our images an unlimited number of times free for commercial or personal use. Result: millions of downloads and 5000 dead images.

Now add in every way they could make that worse (no link backs, stripped copyright data)

That is what they did.

Am I missing anything?

« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 08:02 by Microbius »

« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2013, 08:10 »
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WOW, thanks for the links. I must have been living under a rock.

This blows.  >:(

« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2013, 08:15 »
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Hello? Hello?

Did I miss something? Did IS do something over the weekend that I missed?

Did they screw up again in a much bigger way than the last 5 years?

Please fill me in.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/google-giving-photos-away-free-for-commercial-use-and-istock-agrees/
Here's a truncated copy of one of my posts on that thread:

"Yeah I'm getting into tin foil hat territory, but if you told me a few months ago that Getty would be offering unlimited numbers of commercial licenses for our images for $12....... I would have thought you were paranoid too!"


Getty has a deal with Google for a custom license whereby they can give away our images an unlimited number of times free for commercial or personal use. Result: millions of downloads and 5000 dead images.

Now add in every way they could make that worse (no link backs, stripped copyright data)

That is what they did.

Am I missing anything?


In addition, they said they have other similar deals on the way. It is just like we don't exist.  The iStock RF agreement is no longer valid as we are at the mercy of what ever Getty wants Getty gets

lisafx

« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2013, 08:28 »
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Okay, I went ahead and started.  I deactivated 203 so far with Sean's script (thank you Sean!).  It gets kind of addictive! 

Total tally at 483 now. 

lisafx

« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013, 08:34 »
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I'm gonna try and hold off until Feb 2 for more deleting, or at least the main earners in my port.  I still think having a day where we all start deleting together would send a strong message. 

« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2013, 08:47 »
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My "deactivation finger" is getting itchy, but I'll wait until February 2nd.

« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2013, 08:48 »
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Haven't deleted yet but have stopped new uploads to allow an opportunity for clarification/ corrections to take place.  If that does not happen > really like the idea of 'delete day' when we all take down some of our files.

« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2013, 08:48 »
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I'm gonna try and hold off until Feb 2 for more deleting, or at least the main earners in my port.  I still think having a day where we all start deleting together would send a strong message.

I've deleted 7 so far, the site is painfully slow for me.

Where did this date of Feb 2nd as 'Deactivate Day' come from? I haven't seen any other references to it.

Total tally now at 490.

« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2013, 08:48 »
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I agree with a set date and Feb 2nd is fine with me. We need to get as many members as possible that are willing to deactivate else this will not mean anything. I think we really need something like, at least, a million deactivated images to make a dent. Which means we need at least ten times the traffic of what we have now. Anyway, just to see how deactivating works I got one taken out.

Total tally at 491 now. 

vlad_the_imp

« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2013, 08:49 »
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I still think having a day where we all start deleting together would send a strong message. 

Do you honestly believe that? I doubt it very much. I think personally the only person you will harm will be yourself, by dropping your income. If you're really p*** off, why not leave completely, surely that would be more positive. They must get thousands of uploads a day, many many thousands, a couple of thousand being deactivated, what will that do? I don't want to sound negative, but this is doomed to failure.

« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2013, 08:49 »
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I'm gonna try and hold off until Feb 2 for more deleting, or at least the main earners in my port.  I still think having a day where we all start deleting together would send a strong message.

I've deleted 7 so far, the site is painfully slow for me.

Where did this date of Feb 2nd as 'Deactivate Day' come from? I haven't seen any other references to it.

Total tally now at 490.

It's Grounhogs Day:)


 

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