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« on: April 26, 2019, 04:45 »
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This is really scary... good thing I do not offer photos yet on this site. They give me very good sales with vectors but...:
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Important Update to the Canva Contributor Agreement

Dear contributor,

Were making some changes to the Canva Contributor Agreement, to reflect the new image subscription product that we'll be launching soon.

For contributors, this new product offers the following benefits:
   A second revenue stream, in addition to regular sales made within Canva
   Access to a massive customer base
   Potential for more revenue per customer thanks to the recurring subscription model
While users will be able to use all the images they like just like a Spotify or Netflix subscription (and at a similar price point), we will be actively monitoring and blocking any abuse of the service. Please note that at this stage the subscription will only include photos (not vectors).

Feel free to contact us with any further questions: contributors@canva.com.

Cheers,

The Canva Content Team

Basically they seem to become a ''Free site'' wtih a 10$ paid subscription... I wonder what the contributors will get out of that...


swisschocolate

  • A girl from the Alps
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 05:43 »
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Oh my... :-\

Why do they all compare themselves to entertainment websites?
Who is that stupid there to think that watching a movie and licensing a movie are the same?
 
Netflix pays miilions to its "contributors" to buy their content to add to their collection!
They pay literally millions of dollars to comedians, filmmakers etc. to be able to stream their products on their platform!

And you can't download and use a movie from Netflix!

Either they are idiots, or they think we are :D
« Last Edit: April 26, 2019, 06:16 by swisschocolate »

« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 06:14 »
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Got the same email, asked them for more details and for an opt-out...
Though likely the only opt-out will be to delete the account with them.

« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 06:22 »
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How can they send this out and not give details on what the royalty is?

« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 08:05 »
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How can they send this out and not give details on what the royalty is?
Yea, id like to know that too!


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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 08:06 »
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Oh my... :-\

Why do they all compare themselves to entertainment websites?
Who is that stupid there to think that watching a movie and licensing a movie are the same?
 
Netflix pays miilions to its "contributors" to buy their content to add to their collection!
They pay literally millions of dollars to comedians, filmmakers etc. to be able to stream their products on their platform!

And you can't download and use a movie from Netflix!

Either they are idiots, or they think we are :D
YES! I agree!!


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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 08:08 »
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Im now glad I dont have much up there as it got difficult to figure out what they wanted   ;)


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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 08:09 »
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I'll delete my portfolio!

« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 08:39 »
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cava who?

luckily i uploaded just a few hundred files ...

« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 09:13 »
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I really hope they remember their sales pitch when they were getting us to sign up.

They clearly said the low return per sale was acceptable because unlike a subscription package on SS their customers would only be able to use the image in the one design they were making on the site.

We have to assume they will be paying a decent amount for a subscription downloads, a lot more than the standard sales, or else they were BS-ing us, and they wouldn't do that right?...right?

« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 09:21 »
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Canva is on the roll lately with "exciting news". I don't know if we can handle all that excitement.

« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2019, 09:29 »
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Yeah I'm really worried. One of the few new models and they hired some good people. The IS deal makes me think this subs thing may not go well.

The WORST news would be that they will be offering it as a partner site to IStock, and IStock contributors will be getting a cent or two per download through them.

« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 09:58 »
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Sigh

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swisschocolate

  • A girl from the Alps
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 10:16 »
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The WORST news would be that they will be offering it as a partner site to IStock, and IStock contributors will be getting a cent or two per download through them.

This was the first thing that came to my mind, I tried to imagine that 0,0000000001c royalty on IS :D

Mir

« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 10:27 »
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Did they have some license change recently, because for a few months the Multi-use license sales are almost non existent for me and now I make less with more downloads.
I wonder what has changed that people no longer buy those.

« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2019, 10:48 »
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Et tu, Canva?

« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2019, 11:14 »
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EO

« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2019, 11:26 »
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The biggest draw for Canva customers was that it was free and you paid only for what you used. That was the selling point of everyone who recommended it, especially casual users like bloggers, and social media users. I feel like a subscription model will likely drive them away.

« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2019, 13:06 »
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The details are what really matters - and they haven't told us any of them. I replied that 0.35 every time someone uses my image is fine, or some percentage of the sub price every time a user looks at an image (like spotify or Netflix).

They had a new model and were actually somewhat exciting (in the real meaning of the word). Since the Getty deal and now this they are more "exciting" in the microstock meaning.

I fear I'll be deleting my port there.

« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2019, 11:28 »
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Strangely, the portfolio page is down: it is not possible to remove my images.

I sent a mail to canva telling them I do no agree with the update and asking how to remove my images. I

« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2019, 11:39 »
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A common "404" message, no "Sorry" here...  :-\

EO

« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2019, 23:47 »
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Strangely, the portfolio page is down: it is not possible to remove my images.



Posted this in another thread:
News from Canva on the problem with the portfolio page (contributor email):

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Our engineers are working hard to fix the issue, however in the meantime you can use this alternative URL to see your images: www.canva.com/h1-content/portfolio. Use this for the next week and after that the usual page should be working just fine


« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2019, 17:18 »
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mmy sales on canva have tanked, not sure why, but the website down and the announcement might have something to do with it

used to have daily sales, now have 5 day gaps, and overall only sold on 50% of the days in april.,

« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2019, 06:44 »
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Here's what I got back:
"To answer your question about royalties, revenue will be calculated based on the subscriber share model, which means that we distribute 50% of revenue to contributors shared based on the number of sales made by each photographer.

In regards to opting out, you just have to give me the word and I'll take your name off the list. That said, opting out of the subscription unfortunately automatically means your images won't appear anywhere in Canva :(

Can I suggest that you give it a month or so and see if you're happy with it, and you may opt out at any stage thereafter?"

« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2019, 06:47 »
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Same as you Sean  ???
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How much will we be paid per download for this free buffet subscription?
The subscription will be $12.95/month, and we'll be sharing revenue 50-50 with contributors. We'll be monitoring usage to ensure no one is abusing this subscription.

Can we opt-out of that?

Of course you may. Opting-out of the subscription will also unfortunately opt you out of the regular library too, which is why I would suggest hanging in there until you see how the first month or so goes. You can opt-out at any stage Patrick.

I hope this helps!

Cheers,

Elle

P.S. We've launched a new blog to share the latest ideas and case studies from our team. Check it out here: product.canva.com.


 

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