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« on: April 09, 2015, 15:25 »
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i konw DP is a bad agency ( a still upload there because the allow me download all my images )

but the have a really bad contributor relation policy, i just ask a simple question via chat "Please can you tell me the list of all your partners"

the tell me "I will need to check this. Can I get back to you via email within 48 hours?"   

today finally i received my email

"Unfortunately, I cannot give you the list of the partner sites that we work with though, if you wish, your images can be excluded from all the partner sales."


why all this secret ? why i can't know where my photos was ? ( of course i opt-out the partner program )


« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 15:39 »
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I gave you the answer in other threads on this forum - they don't have that list and can't control it (at least they admit it in email). I told here in 2014 about my experiences with them (no control at all, no answers, lies, ...), really interesting to read and learn. Welcome to read the threads below. What should be said, was said already, nothing new will come.

No Free Lunch

« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 15:41 »
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Don't waste your valuable time worrying about a wimpy company like DP. Spend your time on the top tier...

« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 16:13 »
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i konw DP is a bad agency ( a still upload there because the allow me download all my images )

but the have a really bad contributor relation policy, i just ask a simple question via chat "Please can you tell me the list of all your partners"

the tell me "I will need to check this. Can I get back to you via email within 48 hours?"   

today finally i received my email

"Unfortunately, I cannot give you the list of the partner sites that we work with though, if you wish, your images can be excluded from all the partner sales."


why all this secret ? why i can't know where my photos was ? ( of course i opt-out the partner program )
Where do you opt out at I can't find where that is on my account?

« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 16:14 »
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i konw DP is a bad agency ( a still upload there because the allow me download all my images )

but the have a really bad contributor relation policy, i just ask a simple question via chat "Please can you tell me the list of all your partners"

the tell me "I will need to check this. Can I get back to you via email within 48 hours?"   

today finally i received my email

"Unfortunately, I cannot give you the list of the partner sites that we work with though, if you wish, your images can be excluded from all the partner sales."


why all this secret ? why i can't know where my photos was ? ( of course i opt-out the partner program )
Where do you opt out at I can't find where that is on my account?


sending them an email :D

« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 19:50 »
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DP is not alone in refusing to give contributors a list of their partner sites. Veer wouldn't do that either, and wouldn't let contributors opt out of partner sales. That's why I left them last year.

In all cases, contributors should be entitled to a complete list of partners - how else are we to tell thieves from partners? None of the agencies will go after the rogue sites, so it's left to us to try and figure out who's a partner and who is not legit.

I think it is ideal if an agency allows contributors to opt out of partner deals one by one and at any time.

Next best is if there is an opt out and it's immediate (like Dreamstime's is; the thumbs stay in searches for a little bit but nothing can be purchased as the sales are all via their API)

Next best is if there's an opt out of any kind, even like Alamy's where it's only once a year.

Backup solutions are cheap - staying with a lousy agency because they let you download your own images is a terrible bargain, IMO.

This fantasy that the agencies are increasing our exposure is often peddled to persuade us to allow multiple predatory companies to take a share of the earnings - a share that should be going to the creator of the work.

In the age of the internet, the role of distributors should be going away or gone.  As with other bad-for-contributor terms and conditions, too many people continue to supply the partner deals, so the terms don't get any better. If you want to be treated any better you have to be prepared to walk away...


 

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