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« Reply #525 on: March 25, 2014, 17:16 »
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   I see my whole portfolio is on http://dekorowalnia.pl and http://www.blog.artivia.pl. (same ID numbers) As a test, I deactivated one of my files on DP and now when I click on the same file at dekorowalnia and artivia, I get an error message. I sent DP another email about these two sites but no response yet.


« Reply #526 on: March 25, 2014, 20:24 »
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   I see my whole portfolio is on http://dekorowalnia.pl and http://www.blog.artivia.pl. (same ID numbers) As a test, I deactivated one of my files on DP and now when I click on the same file at dekorowalnia and artivia, I get an error message. I sent DP another email about these two sites but no response yet.


I checked both sites and my images aren't there. My portfolio was on ShotShop, but they removed it (around March 8, had to wait) after I sent DP a message insisting that my images be taken down.

« Reply #527 on: March 25, 2014, 21:38 »
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   I see my whole portfolio is on http://dekorowalnia.pl and http://www.blog.artivia.pl. (same ID numbers) As a test, I deactivated one of my files on DP and now when I click on the same file at dekorowalnia and artivia, I get an error message. I sent DP another email about these two sites but no response yet.


I checked both sites and my images aren't there. My portfolio was on ShotShop, but they removed it (around March 8, had to wait) after I sent DP a message insisting that my images be taken down.


Same here. I haven't checked the full list of (known) partners/resellers, though. If DP doesn't sneak my images back into their partner/reseller program again (I'll check that regularly!) I'll keep my images on their site active. But I am still too p!ssed over this to continue uploading  >:(.

« Reply #528 on: March 26, 2014, 03:39 »
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   I see my whole portfolio is on http://dekorowalnia.pl and http://www.blog.artivia.pl. (same ID numbers) As a test, I deactivated one of my files on DP and now when I click on the same file at dekorowalnia and artivia, I get an error message. I sent DP another email about these two sites but no response yet.


Let me know if they changed their mind lately :)

DP what are you doing?!!  :o
I just got telephone from owner of dekorowalnia... He's asking me what to do, beacause he has problems with DP. He is their API seller, they forget that, they want some codes to prove it!  :o  DP API seller has to prove it to DP?!  :o He's honest man that want's to work clear and fair. He can't understand what's going on just like we can't...
Amazing! Congrats DP! Who has the control over images?  :-\

« Reply #529 on: March 26, 2014, 06:42 »
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NEWEST INFO about this agency:

Check if Your deactivated files are online again on well known API, PP, sites...

My files are online again.  ALL !
I am waiting reply from DP support dpt.

After I receive their reply, I will contact all DP api, PP...agencies !

Maybe is time for some law business.


« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 06:49 by enstoker »

« Reply #530 on: March 26, 2014, 07:29 »
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Thank you enstoker for the ifo:
I got all my images removed from their API re-sellers and pattern sites about a couple of weeks ago and right now have just discovered that they are back again on those sites!!!!

« Reply #531 on: March 26, 2014, 07:44 »
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so far mine are off the partners, the ones listed here anyway.

« Reply #532 on: March 26, 2014, 07:45 »
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From the email sent from DP:

"Your files are no longer available for sale at dekorowalnia.pl. If you click "Buy", you will be redirected to their home page. As soon as they clear cache, your files will not be shown on their website."

Still investigating artivia.pl.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 07:48 by rimglow »

« Reply #533 on: March 26, 2014, 08:03 »
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enstoker, did you deactivate images from DP?
I did and I don't see my images anywhere now. What a blissfully feeling!

« Reply #534 on: March 26, 2014, 08:10 »
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Not that I care but I have seen a drastic reduction in my DP sub sales.  I wonder how much money this is costing them? If my images are bringing in $30-$99 each sales and I am getting 30 cents, and I went from 125 subs a month to 25 subs a month, that is a loss of somewhere between $3600 to $9900 a month. This of course assuming that the sales prices are what I stated but even if some sales were less you're still talking significant losses. Over a year, just taking the low end of $3600, you're talking $43,200 a year for one stinking portfolio. Multiply that by, say, 10 other similar portfolios and your are talking some serious losses.  My guess is that its still more beneficial for them to screw other photographers who remain in partner sites that to simply play all of us a fair commission.

« Reply #535 on: March 26, 2014, 08:17 »
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enstoker, did you deactivate images from DP?
I did and I don't see my images anywhere now. What a blissfully feeling!


Hi, Ariene,
I asked DP to deactivate only API and PP site.
As Mantis wrote, I have seen a reduction (not drastic) in my DP sub sales as well.
For me is DP low earner, so no problem at all.
But for DP is problem (Mantis calculation is maybe too drastic, but is close to reality).
Is this a reason, that this fraud agency reactivated our files?


« Reply #536 on: March 26, 2014, 08:37 »
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I don't know what is their reason and I'm not sure if they know that... ;)

I had problem with reaching last $3 for few weeks after this all situation... So I quite believe Mantis calculations to be correct :(

Batman

« Reply #537 on: March 26, 2014, 08:41 »
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Found another selling DP images: http://www.blog.artivia.pl/


this site shows number of downloads, a thing that DP doesn't, great stuff!


Nice....none of my images there. Thank Neptune.


Me to. Next time I get payment I close account from these Croocks.

« Reply #538 on: March 26, 2014, 09:49 »
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Checked Shotshop and couple other DP partner/ reseller sites at random and did not find my DP content back on these sites.  Have already deactivated a good part of my DP port.  But will need to continue random checking in future also.    I understand that they even keep full res copies of deactivated files - why!!

Finding that my trust with this agency is at an all time ZERO.

« Reply #539 on: March 26, 2014, 18:43 »
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Checked Shotshop and couple other DP partner/ reseller sites at random and did not find my DP content back on these sites.  Have already deactivated a good part of my DP port.  But will need to continue random checking in future also.    I understand that they even keep full res copies of deactivated files - why!!

Finding that my trust with this agency is at an all time ZERO.

Probably because you have the option to reactivate your deactivated images.  Now, if you actually close your account, then I see absolutely no reason why they would keep your images.  If they do, it wreaks of forthcoming abuse.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #540 on: March 26, 2014, 18:59 »
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In my email to DP I said:
"However, despite you having the legal right to do so, doesn't mean it can be considered ethical if a re-seller sells an image for EUR 29,90 and I get to keep a meager USD 0,30 (< 1% royalty). This is a very bad deal for me as a contributor, no matter how many sales I'd get.
 
Therefore, I would like to be opted out out of all partnership programs and API resellers immediately."

Their answer:
"I think that it is a great idea to have now and then some additional sales. "

Yeah, that's because you aren't missing out on 99% of the sale money! Unbelievable.

« Reply #541 on: March 26, 2014, 19:20 »
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In my email to DP I said:
"However, despite you having the legal right to do so, doesn't mean it can be considered ethical if a re-seller sells an image for EUR 29,90 and I get to keep a meager USD 0,30 (< 1% royalty). This is a very bad deal for me as a contributor, no matter how many sales I'd get.
 
Therefore, I would like to be opted out out of all partnership programs and API resellers immediately."

Their answer:
"I think that it is a great idea to have now and then some additional sales. "

Yeah, that's because you aren't missing out on 99% of the sale money! Unbelievable.


LOL - Ignorant b@stards  >:( >:( >:(

On sites like http://www.ibudgetphoto.com where my images from DP would compete against same images from DT or YAY, a sale through DP would actually cost me money because the same file bought through the PP of one of the other agents would get me much more than $0.30 in royalty.

« Reply #542 on: March 26, 2014, 19:51 »
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Probably the next "new great Deal" will be something like, a big agency Buy some of these small then mirror the content and pay only micro-price.
From these nice guys I do not expect anything different.

Inviato dal mio C6903 utilizzando Tapatalk


« Reply #543 on: March 27, 2014, 03:11 »
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You just have another proof that you're wasting time on writing to DP... They just don't care what you think. How many more poeple need how many more proofs?

I think there are better ways to spend time, like making new images for normal agencies or own marketing for your work...

« Reply #544 on: March 28, 2014, 10:05 »
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Maybe we have rattled some cages. It seems that dekorowalnia.pl has moved. I can't translate, but the link now brings up:

 

« Reply #545 on: March 28, 2014, 10:22 »
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They are changing system but if client wants some image from FT, he can contact them by phone.
Owner told me he won't use DP anymore because of last issue. They make products like prints, wallpapers, stickers etc.
Something like FAA but images come from microstock sites on demand. Similar site to this one: http://www.bajeczneobrazy.pl/pl/media/46931199,garbage-in-water
http://redro.pl/fototapeta-smieci-w-wodzie,1298587

We call it API, right?
« Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 10:33 by Ariene »

« Reply #546 on: March 28, 2014, 14:35 »
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They are changing system but if client wants some image from FT, he can contact them by phone.
Owner told me he won't use DP anymore because of last issue. They make products like prints, wallpapers, stickers etc.
Something like FAA but images come from microstock sites on demand. Similar site to this one: http://www.bajeczneobrazy.pl/pl/media/46931199,garbage-in-water
http://redro.pl/fototapeta-smieci-w-wodzie,1298587

We call it API, right?



EXCELLENT!!

Batman

« Reply #547 on: April 03, 2014, 11:43 »
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Checked Shotshop and couple other DP partner/ reseller sites at random and did not find my DP content back on these sites.  Have already deactivated a good part of my DP port.  But will need to continue random checking in future also.    I understand that they even keep full res copies of deactivated files - why!!

Finding that my trust with this agency is at an all time ZERO.

No more DP they can't be trusted.

« Reply #548 on: April 14, 2014, 13:59 »
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 >:( >:( >:( Unbelievable!!!!  >:( >:( >:(

My DP portfolio had been deactivated from Shotshop and others about 3 weeks after I asked for deactivation. Today I check and here they are again, my whole DP portfolio on Shotshop!!!  :o :o :o What do they think? (if at all)  :o :o :o

Guess that leaves me only one option: deactivating all my images and cashing out for good (bad).

Gangsters!  >:( >:( >:(

« Reply #549 on: April 14, 2014, 15:15 »
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Ugggg.  They removed my portfolio from Shotshop (and all partner sites) twice and yet... there is is again.  Wrote DP support to have it removed a third time. 


 

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