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ShadySue

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« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2021, 07:54 »
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Start bombarding them on Twitter and email I sent my email this morning.

I haven't been signed up to Chinese distributor sales in over two years yet I still got one this morning. >:(
Contact Alamy's Support; this would be against  your agreement with Alamy.
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There's no point complaining here they don't read it.
They do read here; but they only reply if they feel they can defend what's being complained about.
All they could do in this thread was point out that we agreed to this in our contract:
"6.4 Alamy has full authority to negotiate all terms of commissions, licences and reproduction rights of the Content including the fee, duration and scope of any Licence at its absolute discretion."


« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2021, 07:57 »
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Wow same ,,great,, sale here today $0.04 Thank you Alamy and happy New Year. I will opt out in April all Option

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2021, 08:58 »
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Seems to be the "new Alamy"...
My last four sales : Summary for 01 December 2021 to 31 December 2021 ( 4 item(s) totalling $0.96 )

Three sales for 0.15 and one sale 0.51

I left Shutterstock when they started the 0.10 sales and now Alamy is following them....

That's terrible and an insult, maybe time to start taking away my images. When they cut to 20% in July there's no reason to stay. Maybe there's no reason now?

Just for the record:  Amendments 9th June 2021(will come into effect on 24th July 2021 for Contributors registered before 9th June 2021)

Alamy: "In July 2022 your revenue will be reviewed based on what you have earnt between July 2021 and July 2022. "

« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2021, 08:59 »
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I just had a string of 20 distributor sales for 15 cents. So 60% to Alamy, 40% to distributor and I got .02 cents.  YAY.

« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2021, 09:08 »
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I woke up with 40 more of these $0.04 China sales. That makes about 60 in total, for the past 2 days!

Thank you so much, Alamy! Woohoo!

PS. "Just for the sake of balance"  ;D
« Last Edit: December 31, 2021, 11:48 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2021, 09:44 »
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Also notice a bunch of 0.15 sale, but how do you tell it is for China? 
And the commision is quite ridculous: 40% distributor and 60% (of net) alamy distribution commision, the net result is 76% commission


« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2021, 11:12 »
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Add me to this proud list.  I just netted 4 cents.

For a while this year I thought things were improving, as I had a few substantial sales.   But that petered out.  And now this.

The start of a new year is a good time to clean house.  Alamy was my only remaining microstock; I kept some photos there because the sale prices didn't make me feel like a chump.   But there's no way to spin 4 cents.   

Sorry to be vindictive, but it would be a good lesson to Alamy if the response to this "exciting new opportunity" was a loss of a bunch of contributors.


Level6

« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2021, 11:13 »
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Some of the Alamy believers were grasping at straws suggesting they were "Novel Use" sales... well, I'm opted out of that little gem of a system so it can't be that... and if it is, they're selling my work there without authorisation. No, this is just Alamy hitting a new low!

Check the TOS, if it's even in there but a lot these agency deals with global partners  are under the table and off the record so it's hard to say but for example with video at Pond5, if you opt out of their global partner program your content stays with the partners around the world for at least three months before they get around to requesting it be delisted and is it ever deleted from servers at companies in places like China and Russia?, our laws don't apply there......

« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2021, 11:17 »
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Is there any option to shut off this distributor channel? 

If there isn't I will probably just close the account.  I don't need to be insulted with 4 cent sales, I get enough putdowns in my daily life :-)

« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2021, 11:19 »
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I am part of this club with 5 15-cent gross (4 cents net) sales sometime yesterday (Dec 30th). And I thought 8 cents royalty on a 21-cent sale was outrageous just last month!

If Alamy keeps this up - small bursts of totally unacceptable royalties with occasional  "higher" value sales - it'll make it very easy to leave them. The last $50+ (gross) sale was in September 2021; it's just been nano-royalties since then

« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2021, 11:32 »
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Is there any option to shut off this distributor channel? 

If there isn't I will probably just close the account.  I don't need to be insulted with 4 cent sales, I get enough putdowns in my daily life :-)

Yes but they only allow you to opt out once per year in April.

Doesn't make any difference as I was opted out of Chinese distributor sales years ago and they still have my images selling through a distributor.

« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2021, 11:35 »
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Add me to this proud list.  I just netted 4 cents.

For a while this year I thought things were improving, as I had a few substantial sales.   But that petered out.  And now this.

The start of a new year is a good time to clean house.  Alamy was my only remaining microstock; I kept some photos there because the sale prices didn't make me feel like a chump.   But there's no way to spin 4 cents.   

Sorry to be vindictive, but it would be a good lesson to Alamy if the response to this "exciting new opportunity" was a loss of a bunch of contributors.

And if you made less than $250 gross by July 2022 they'll put you on the 20% royalty scheme instead of their generous 40% royalties. :'(

If they keep up with these penny sub micros sales we'll all struggle to make the $250 threshold.

Or perhaps thats the aim

« Reply #62 on: December 31, 2021, 12:15 »
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I didn't notice that there were three pages of sales (never happened before for a month).  So that's 83 sales for four cents each.  Wow.

« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2021, 12:56 »
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This "distributor" is just acquiring these for resale. It couldn't be more obvious.

I'm giving Alamy about a day to respond and then I'm closing the account. A sad end for a once great company.

« Reply #64 on: December 31, 2021, 13:02 »
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This "distributor" is just acquiring these for resale. It couldn't be more obvious.

I'm giving Alamy about a day to respond and then I'm closing the account. A sad end for a once great company.

office staff are off until next week, so likely will not address it in a day

« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2021, 13:13 »
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This "distributor" is just acquiring these for resale. It couldn't be more obvious.

I'm giving Alamy about a day to respond and then I'm closing the account. A sad end for a once great company.

office staff are off until next week, so likely will not address it in a day

What a perfect time, then, for them to hit us with this bucket of slime.   Maybe this fine  "partner" is deliberately making his move while the office is empty, and will buy as many as he can before Monday.

They don't need any office staff for this - just a public statement from one person, saying this isn't right and will be looked into. Or, a statement telling us to pound sand. I can live with either.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2021, 13:26 by stockastic »

« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2021, 13:29 »
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« Last Edit: December 31, 2021, 13:31 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #67 on: December 31, 2021, 13:42 »
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Very unlikely for resale. Most of my 81 were less than 1969px on the long edge and only 190KB compressed. Also, quite a few duplicates. If they're going to sell them after downloading one, why download one image 3-4 times?

Not sure what's going on... just I'm not making much out of it but I guess Alamy probably is!

« Reply #68 on: December 31, 2021, 14:48 »
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Very unlikely for resale. Most of my 81 were less than 1969px on the long edge and only 190KB compressed. Also, quite a few duplicates. If they're going to sell them after downloading one, why download one image 3-4 times?

Not sure what's going on... just I'm not making much out of it but I guess Alamy probably is!

The duplicate downloads mean it's a script just mindlessly building an inventory of images,  not a real buyer. 

« Reply #69 on: December 31, 2021, 15:35 »
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Adding my voice to the chorus. Just checked and sure enough a gaggle of downloads at .15. Looks like its site-wide. Hopefully a bug or a bot. If not Alamy is the one agency I wont accept this from.

Level6

« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2021, 16:36 »
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Some of the Alamy believers were grasping at straws suggesting they were "Novel Use" sales... well, I'm opted out of that little gem of a system so it can't be that... and if it is, they're selling my work there without authorisation. No, this is just Alamy hitting a new low!

Your work is probably still being sold even after opting out, probably wasn't deleted from the partner sites or there is a delay, same with pond5, you can opt out of the global partner program but the partners can sell your content for at least three months as per the TOS.


« Reply #71 on: January 01, 2022, 03:40 »
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Happy New Year! I opted out of all Alamy Distributor Options in May 2021 so obviously this does not make a blind bit of difference.

Traced one of these wonderful Chinese sales to its use at http://maya.go2c.info/ so it is not (at least at the moment) being resold. Ive had whole websites copied by Chinese operators and they, like this site, generally claim the copyright also.

« Reply #72 on: January 01, 2022, 04:54 »
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64 sales at 0.04 for me...  :-X. Can't opt out before April. Alamy you are as disgusting as Getty...

« Reply #73 on: January 01, 2022, 05:31 »
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Happy New Year  :D Sale to China is going on. 8 more overnight  >:(

thijsdegraaf

« Reply #74 on: January 01, 2022, 06:18 »
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Happy New Year.
Nothing for two months. Then even selling to China might be fun.  :-\
And.. 20% this year. I don't know if it makes sense for me to spend a lot of time on Alamy. In any case, it is not among my New Year's resolutions for 2022.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2022, 06:42 by thijsdegraaf »


 

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