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Agency Based Discussion => Alamy.com => Topic started by: uvox4 on April 29, 2021, 11:36

Title: Alamy Infringements Team Email
Post by: uvox4 on April 29, 2021, 11:36
See email text below:

New Alamy Infringements Team

We know how important it is to protect the use of your images against unauthorised use. Here at Alamy, we now have a dedicated Infringements Team in place who will shortly start working with multiple Partners to maximise our potential and secure payments for these images that are being used without a valid licence.   
 
We'll pro-actively be looking for any usages that we believe may be an infringement.
     
This work will primarily be happening for the images in our collection marked as 'exclusive to Alamy'. You're receiving this email because you have at least one image marked as such.
 
Please can you confirm your preferences below.

Preferences:
   
You give Alamy permission to chase any potential infringements that we find from this group in your collection without notifying you first.
           
or
             
You also license the use of your images outside of Alamy (from your own website for example) and Alamy need to advise you first regarding a potential infringement before we pursue it, so you can confirm that an existing valid licence is not already in place.   
Title: Re: Alamy Infringements Team Email
Post by: ShadySue on April 29, 2021, 12:07
I haven't had that email, and previously they've often been 'less than helpful' when I've reported infringements, so we'll see how this pans out. It would be great if they'd really get a grip on repeating offenders for a start.
Title: Re: Alamy Infringements Team Email
Post by: Uncle Pete on April 29, 2021, 12:09
Thanks and interesting. I had to read that a couple times, before I selected:   I am happy for Alamy to chase any potential infringements that they find from exclusive images in my collection without notifying me first.


Exclusive Images, not all images. But still I welcome the efforts if it means more return for my efforts. Now I wonder how to check what images I have marked exclusive and if I missed any that got licensed years later, somewhere else?

Title: Re: Alamy Infringements Team Email
Post by: Copidosoma on April 29, 2021, 15:04
Thanks and interesting. I had to read that a couple times, before I selected:   I am happy for Alamy to chase any potential infringements that they find from exclusive images in my collection without notifying me first.


Exclusive Images, not all images. But still I welcome the efforts if it means more return for my efforts. Now I wonder how to check what images I have marked exclusive and if I missed any that got licensed years later, somewhere else?

Pretty hard for them to track infringements if you have the same image in 12 different places.
Title: Re: Alamy Infringements Team Email
Post by: Bad Robot on April 29, 2021, 15:38
Thanks and interesting. I had to read that a couple times, before I selected:   I am happy for Alamy to chase any potential infringements that they find from exclusive images in my collection without notifying me first.


Exclusive Images, not all images. But still I welcome the efforts if it means more return for my efforts. Now I wonder how to check what images I have marked exclusive and if I missed any that got licensed years later, somewhere else?

It would have to be exclusive images only as trying to identify infringements of images held by other agencies would be impossible to police
Title: Re: Alamy Infringements Team Email
Post by: obj owl on April 30, 2021, 05:03
Thanks and interesting. I had to read that a couple times, before I selected:   I am happy for Alamy to chase any potential infringements that they find from exclusive images in my collection without notifying me first.


Exclusive Images, not all images. But still I welcome the efforts if it means more return for my efforts. Now I wonder how to check what images I have marked exclusive and if I missed any that got licensed years later, somewhere else?

It would have to be exclusive images only as trying to identify infringements of images held by other agencies would be impossible to police

There are many infringements with the watermark still on, beyond that it would be a struggle.
Title: Re: Alamy Infringements Team Email
Post by: Uncle Pete on May 05, 2021, 08:10
Thanks and interesting. I had to read that a couple times, before I selected:   I am happy for Alamy to chase any potential infringements that they find from exclusive images in my collection without notifying me first.


Exclusive Images, not all images. But still I welcome the efforts if it means more return for my efforts. Now I wonder how to check what images I have marked exclusive and if I missed any that got licensed years later, somewhere else?

It would have to be exclusive images only as trying to identify infringements of images held by other agencies would be impossible to police

It kind of says that? They could have made it clear that they will be tracking EXCLUSIVE images and wanted permission. That's why it says, unless you sell on your own website. "This work will primarily be happening for the images in our collection marked as 'exclusive to Alamy'."

I can't see them chasing non-exclusive images at all, when it's a waste of time.

Lets say "some people" are putting Exclusive on everything to make more money, like twisted players in Microstock who will always try to cheat the system for a better commissions. This will also start showing their attempts to cheat the system. Alamy can't protect them and the non-exclusive images that are all over on other sites, will be exposed.

I said yes and I have honest exclusive images on Alamy. If they find infringing uses, I'm happy. Chances are I'll see nothing change, but it's nice to imagine that Alamy is on my side, somehow?