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ShadySue

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« Reply #250 on: February 10, 2013, 09:20 »
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Of all the people to call bitter, lisafx? She has tried to remain neutral as long as humanly possible, but that just goes to show how disgusting Getty is when they can push her over the edge!
True, dat!  :(


ShadySue

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« Reply #251 on: February 10, 2013, 09:22 »
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Didn't Bruce make $50 million or something on the deal? Maybe he's using his own money for startup?
As reparation for selling us down the river?

« Reply #252 on: February 10, 2013, 09:25 »
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Didn't Bruce make $50 million or something on the deal? Maybe he's using his own money for startup?
As reparation for selling us down the river?

I doubt reparation has anything to do with it. I think it's a little old money thing. But if we assume for a minute that things that might have been promised to Bruce in the Getty deal were lies, then maybe he feels a little revenge coming on? I have no idea...I'm making this stuff up...I watch too much television.  ;D

Poncke

« Reply #253 on: February 10, 2013, 09:28 »
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Didn't Bruce make $50 million or something on the deal? Maybe he's using his own money for startup?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IStockphoto#History

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On February 9, 2006 iStockphoto was acquired by Getty Images for $50 million USD.

ShadySue

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« Reply #254 on: February 10, 2013, 09:31 »
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Didn't Bruce make $50 million or something on the deal? Maybe he's using his own money for startup?
As reparation for selling us down the river?

I doubt reparation has anything to do with it. I think it's a little old money thing. But if we assume for a minute that things that might have been promised to Bruce in the Getty deal were lies, then maybe he feels a little revenge coming on? I have no idea...I'm making this stuff up...I watch too much television.  ;D

That would be even better.  8)

vlad_the_imp

« Reply #255 on: February 10, 2013, 09:44 »
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Of all the people to call bitter, lisafx?

I have no wish to prolong the argument, but I have to respond to the quote above.
This is what someone else said about Lisafx....

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Come on you've been bad mouthing everyone that disagrees with you, calling people shills and apologists just because they are doing well and don't see things your way.  I don't see Vlad putting anyone down but I do see you calling people names.

Did you read that quote? It has 6 people agreeing ( and no, I'm not one of them) and is now a 'Great post'.
All I did initially was respond to the usual litany of posts here calling on others to give up exclusivity, drop IS etc etc, pointing out how some peoples position as exclusives at IS, whilst not perfect, were, for the time being, the right solution for them, and explaining in more detail, why.
I see no point in carrying on the argument, we have all made our respective points clear, maybe we can all move on.

« Reply #256 on: February 10, 2013, 10:03 »
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I see no point in carrying on the argument, we have all made our respective points clear, maybe we can all move on.

Agreed, thank you

EmberMike

« Reply #257 on: February 10, 2013, 10:39 »
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With no intention of reviving the discussion, I have to respectfully add my support of Lisa's comments regarding vlad. Vlad is exactly where he deserves to be today, after a long run of fighting anyone who had anything negative to say about istock exclusivity.

Ill leave it at that, just didn't want to see this pile-on continue without adding my voice to the debate. I think Lisa is right and justified in her comments.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 10:50 by EmberMike »

vlad_the_imp

« Reply #258 on: February 10, 2013, 12:14 »
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With no intention of reviving the discussion

But in fact going on to do just that.

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Vlad is exactly where he deserves to be today, after a long run of fighting anyone who had anything negative to say about istock exclusivity

And where is that exactly? Is that supposed to be a barbed comment, because it means nothing? I'm in a reasonable space professionally and financially. I am busy working on freelance work. I am making plans for the future.
I've asked Leaf to cancel my account as I'm spending too much time arguing and getting annoyed by others, and I'm sure annoying others too.
Good luck to us all!

« Reply #259 on: February 10, 2013, 12:24 »
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double post
« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 12:29 by jjneff »

« Reply #260 on: February 10, 2013, 12:34 »
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double post
That was a great post, I can relate to a lot of that. Where has it gone?
ETA Put it back please :)

EmberMike

« Reply #261 on: February 10, 2013, 12:48 »
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And where is that exactly? Is that supposed to be a barbed comment, because it means nothing? I'm in a reasonable space professionally and financially. I am busy working on freelance work. I am making plans for the future.
I've asked Leaf to cancel my account as I'm spending too much time arguing and getting annoyed by others, and I'm sure annoying others too.
Good luck to us all!

So it was your intention to watch your istock earnings decline and take up freelancing to make up the difference?

You made your choices, and never hesitated to mock the opinions and decisions of others here along the way. If it was your goal to not continue making a living at this, then good for you. Happy to hear you are on to other things that you prefer to do.

But I doubt that's true, and I find it a little funny that while you mocked me and others for our decisions in this business, people like me are still here, still making a living doing this full time, still watching our earnings increase year after year.

I think you are right where you deserve to be. You thought you knew better than everyone. Look where that got you.

« Reply #262 on: February 10, 2013, 13:20 »
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Almost wish Lobo was here to lock this thread.

« Reply #263 on: February 10, 2013, 13:24 »
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Almost wish Lobo was here to lock this thread.

Glad you said almost. Don't need Lobo, Leaf is more than capable of locking it if it gets out of hand. Vlad has said he cancelled his account. Looks like the discussion on that should be winding down.

Back to debating Bruce!  ;D

« Reply #264 on: February 10, 2013, 13:26 »
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Almost wish Lobo was here to lock this thread.

Agree. It seems that some people needs maket his point on an on (and on) even when the theme is already cancelled.

« Reply #265 on: February 10, 2013, 13:37 »
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I had no intentions of leaving exclusivity, the middle of 2012 I notice a lot more Getty business practices and control. I had an increase every year until 2012. I have notice the negative vibe out of iStock especially the last six months. The negative vibe has hurt my creativity and slowed me down. I just can't afford this direction any more. I do have ALL of my good video's loaded on ShutterStock and Pond5 waiting for me to flip the switch which I plan on doing this year. If Stocksy gives you the boost you need mentally then run with it. I remember all the doom sayers when I stepped out of the medical field as a Cat Scan Technologist to shoot stock video. Well I wouldn't trade the last 3 years for anything! There is demand for our hard work so don't listen to the nay sayers. I know people who make a decent wage selling from their own site! Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. iStock has given me tools for which I am very thankful for! They are changing in ways I don't agree so I must change as well. Stocksy deserves support because of the fair pay to the artist, I may never get the chance to shoot for Stocksy but I will support it! Lets move on people, Getty dose not own us nor do they care how you might feel. Time for some sunshine and good shoots :-)

« Reply #266 on: February 10, 2013, 13:43 »
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this thread has derailed big time... exclusivity is not the subject here.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 13:48 by Buzbuzzer »

« Reply #267 on: February 10, 2013, 13:44 »
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Didn't Bruce make $50 million or something on the deal? Maybe he's using his own money for startup?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IStockphoto#History

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On February 9, 2006 iStockphoto was acquired by Getty Images for $50 million USD.


A) Assuming he had no debt and no investors and owned the whole company, then yes he sold for $50 million and paid taxes. B) Assuming he really had debt and investors to pay off, he walked away with much less. (I assume the answer is B)

« Reply #268 on: February 10, 2013, 13:51 »
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Initial Stocksy Investments should come from interested contributors.

« Reply #269 on: February 10, 2013, 15:09 »
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Ok, well, we are no longer discussing Stocksy here.. just hashing back and forth between various things unrelated to the topic so I'll lock this thread.


 

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