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« on: December 08, 2007, 07:27 »
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I am pretty new to macro sites so  I'd like raise  some basic questions on  licensing  on Alamy.
1-Are RM images supposed to be exclusive(I guess not?)

2 - L (licensed) option as far as I am concerned this is the license for editorial images,correct? and no  exclusivity is required? Because  I have some editorial images uploaded to SS but I am thinking of removing them and uploading to Alamy do you think it 'd be ok.

3-is it ok to choose RM for editorial  photos?

Thank you very much for your help in advance.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2007, 07:37 by stokfoto »


« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2007, 08:07 »
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1.  No, you can have exclusive Rights Protected images though.

2.  No, the license is not for editorial, it just restricts usage, unlike RF.  You shouldn't sell as licensed if an image has sold as RF.  This could cause problems.  Don't sell licensed images on Alamy if they have previously sold on SS.

3.  Yes, I think editorial photos have to be RM with alamy.

All the answers are on this page but it is a bit complicated.

http://www.alamy.com/licensing.asp

« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2007, 10:44 »
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Thank you very much sharpshot your reply has been great help.
I will also read their terms carefully.as for the photos on SS I shall only remove the ones that has not been sold yet.thanks for warning.
 

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007, 11:38 »
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1.  No, you can have exclusive Rights Protected images though.

2.  No, the license is not for editorial, it just restricts usage, unlike RF.  You shouldn't sell as licensed if an image has sold as RF.  This could cause problems.  Don't sell licensed images on Alamy if they have previously sold on SS.

3.  Yes, I think editorial photos have to be RM with alamy.

All the answers are on this page but it is a bit complicated.

http://www.alamy.com/licensing.asp


This is not quite correct.  I had the same question regarding editorial images that had been previously sold on SS.  Since Alamy's new system required them to be RM (they were pictures of Barak Obama), I asked member services what to do since they had previously been sold as RF editorial on SS.  They replied the images should be listed as Licensed and the restrictions set such that they could only be sold as editorial.  The fact that they had been sold previously as RF was not a problem.  Since the pictures were already on their site and I could not change the image type, they had me send them the I.D, numbers of the images and they changed them from RF to Licensed.  They then had me go in and set the restrictions to editorial only.

Edit to add following :

Here's the reply I received from Alamy on this topic:
We can change the license type of your images from RF to Licensed provided they have not yet been downloaded or sold before. Will you please get back to us with the Alamy references of the images for which you would like to effect this change? Once the license type is changed you may set the appropriate restrictions so that the image will be available only for editorial purposes.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2007, 11:42 by w7lwi »

« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2007, 13:46 »
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"We can change the license type of your images from RF to Licensed provided they have not yet been downloaded or sold before."

If they have been sold on SS as RF, how can you then sell them on Alamy as licensed?

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2007, 19:35 »
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"We can change the license type of your images from RF to Licensed provided they have not yet been downloaded or sold before."

If they have been sold on SS as RF, how can you then sell them on Alamy as licensed?

That's downloaded or sold on Alamy, not SS.

« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2007, 19:48 »
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thank you both for your inputs.
this licensing thinghy can be really confusing I'd better produce new photos  specifically to upload for macros and not mix things up.
cheers


 

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