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« Reply #150 on: May 29, 2014, 10:37 »
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I suggest you allow us to uncheck specific partnerships (such as this new exciting offer), so we can choose. That would be the best approach and leave us feeling less taken advantage ofor forced to do something we don't want to do.  8)

The email we sent was created by our legal department and our partners'. It's still our email and I won't pass the guilt on someone else: I'm sorry if it doesn't provide the information you want. This is what we were allowed to share. We tried to say more, but this thread is the sad proof that things can't be kept confidential.

Is this deal good? Yes, if it works well, it will be very good. If it doesn't or it's unfair, then it will not be allowed to run any further. If it goes well, everyone gets paid. If it doesn't, then it means the potential was not there, end of story.

How long it will run? Probably a few weeks, maybe more, maybe less. How large it is and why we didn't support it ourselves? Look at the size of our database, envision a larger partnership. Try to put things into perspective.

As for Dreamstime and its royalties. We still award 60% royalties to our exclusives like in day one.

Again, nobody is forcing you to participate. Feel free to opt out if the deal is not for you. Be respectful and you will be respected.


« Reply #151 on: May 29, 2014, 10:58 »
+18
Again, nobody is forcing you to participate. Feel free to opt out if the deal is not for you.

Why you lie? You force all contributors who had received "secret" letters to participate it's images in this partnership by default.

Be respectful and you will be respected.

Exactly! But you should say this phrase yourself first.

Microstocks MUST respect their contributors.
If you need to include some images in beta-test of some partnership program you MUST ask it first, even if they'll get their royalty afterwards. 
You shouldn't take their images by default. Yes, you've send email notice, but: some contributors have vacation now and can't do required actions to opt-out. Also some mail services was placed your letter in Spam or Junk folders. Also some stockers don't read microstocks newsletters.
You must provide to your contributors full conditions of their works usage and royalties.
You must provide separate opt-out option for this partnership program (in current case you force people to opt-out from all partner services, not only from your beta-test PP)

It's minimal requirements. Simply be honest with people who helps earn money to you.
Only after this you can require respect to you and your microstock.

« Reply #152 on: May 29, 2014, 11:00 »
+2
Welcome to the dark side.  ;)

I do kind of wonder if it is good news or bad news sometimes when part of me thinks the whole thing could or maybe even should burn down.

I have to say, the dark side seems a little less stressful. Taking on a, "Screw it, let it burn," attitude is sort of therapeutic. :)

LOL. There is a certain peace in caring less. I guess I still care though. I feel more like a doomsday prepper hoping to survive the coming apocalypse. Not that this is it or at least it doesn't seem like it.

Shelma1

« Reply #153 on: May 29, 2014, 11:55 »
+22
Be respectful and you will be respected.

Imagine the respect you would have gotten by sending an email allowing people to opt IN for some sort of compensation. That would have brought you a round of quiet applause. People would have been happy and probably would not have made it public.

This could wind up being an awesome deal...who knows? But coming on the heels of DPC it leaves a bad taste in people's mouths.

Re-read your own advice and keep it in mind for next time.

« Reply #154 on: May 29, 2014, 12:23 »
+2
Just out of curiosity I had a look at DT's sub plans.  If my math is correct, this "partner" could purchase the biggest plan and get full use of 18,250 images for one year for a measly 21 CENTS each.  I'm sorry, but if they can't cough up a few cents up front for their beta test, then I have a hard time believing it's such a great deal for us or DT. 
Pay your 21 pennies for your "beta tests", that's what those big sub packages are for!

« Reply #155 on: May 29, 2014, 12:40 »
+4
If DT really can't afford to pay us for our images used in the beta test, then they need  to offer those whose images are included in the beta test some other incentive, such as a higher % once the beta test is complete and the actual program starts, assuming it is successful, as well as higher search placement. 

If not, why should we stay opted in and allow our images to be used for free to reel in a big fish, and then once the deal is completed, get the same deal as those who have opted out?

I'd be willing to let them use my chosen images, some of which have been very high earners for me on other sites, and some good earners on DT as well, if I knew that, should the test be successful, I would benefit from keeping my images opted in, beyond a vague promise of "hoping" to pay retroactive benefits.

I'd also like to know which images are used and be assured that any free use is a one-time use, and will not continue past the beta period, unless we are compensated for that use.

Serban, I appreciate your responses here, and hope you will be back to respond to our additional questions and requests.


« Last Edit: May 29, 2014, 13:30 by wordplanet »

« Reply #156 on: May 29, 2014, 12:47 »
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I do not feel the whole dt discussion as so bad.
If Those Who want to support DT, do that.
The one Which does not matter what is with DT, then op-out.
I am not really interested in helping DT. Sales 10th place out of 10
Therefore I give no pictures for free.

But who thinks everything better than FT .. then you should already consider something to contribute. Therefore, some weeks to waive the sales of some images.

So, support, or let it be.
I choose to let it be.  :D

Ron

« Reply #157 on: May 29, 2014, 13:02 »
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DT has a million free images, thats point one I dont understand. Why dont they use them images?

Point two, why cant they afford a sub for images used, why cant they pay for this themselves? Do they really need to beg for free images of their members to real in a big fish? LOL

It makes no sense whatsoever and just shows greed and disrespect for us. Period.

« Reply #158 on: May 29, 2014, 13:17 »
-1
A personal Note to Achilles...

My friend I've been with you since day one But...The time has come to tell you and anyone else reading and listening to whats going on lately has to Know.....

Achilles....Without us, You and your site is dead and I mean dead. You and the other sites biggest issue is , You and others still after all this time have no clue or respect for what we go through to give you our hearts and soul through our work, The time and Money we invest in supplying you with your income and vast income. We own everything...You and all the other sites own Nothing But server space and some furniture. The sooner you and all the other greedy sites realize this the better off you will be going forward. FT set off a firestorm and It's about time, I've been saying since 2006 we have to unite and we Finally are.

This is not going to stop and I prey it doesn't. This crap cannot go on and I will spend whatever time it takes to alarm everyone about the continuing injustice we have been through.


If any site cannot make a decent profit with product they don't make themselves at a 50/50 split from every dollar then maybe it's time to do something else.


The Gravy train is over my Old friend, We are starting to rise up and I Prey we don't stop....Is it to late? well ya. We were lazy and let this happen. But Im afraid FT and now you have awoken a sleeping Giant and Thank God it's about time.

Ya better hear this Achilles and Oleg and Jon. Those of us that do the work, Invest in our craft deserve more. There is no creative agency anywhere that takes more than 50% of any artists work.

You can spin this anyway you want, and this message is not about your new test program...it's about Our future, Not the gullible newbies that are happy getting 20 cents or whatever....You want to target them Like the others? Go for it.

245,000 Images are new just this week on SS. WHY?   because no one Gives a crap.  if thats what you want, Well you got it.

My advise is make it as fast as you can because WE OWN EVERYTHING!! You own Nothing and the sooner you get this the better you will Position yourself for the future because no matter what you think, it's gonna change and come back to us..  That I will guarantee or die trying.


I would rather make 800 Million and take care of the people who made that happen than make a Billion.  All you owners have to get your head straight. 50/50 or nothing!!!  No Business makes a better margin than that. You can't? Then business is not your forte"

I wish you the best of Luck and also My Comrades whom I will always support regardless of there opinions.

Laurin Rinder.

Laurin, great post. Thank you very much.
One cant quote it often enough...

Lucadp

« Reply #159 on: May 29, 2014, 13:23 »
+4
Let's all take a breath...

The email said "small scale beta test program."

When anything in the IT world is being rolled out it gets beta tested to a small group before it goes to the masses.  And typically the people beta testing the software do not pay for it. 

This is an evaluation period.  Picture an ice cream supplier giving one of those tiny taster spoons to the food buyer at Wal-Mart.  The supplier isn't going to ask Mr. Purchasing Executive to pony up a quarter before he gets his taste.  The supplier knows that if Wal-Mart likes what it tastes, it could result in an enormous, game-changing order.

I believe in DT.  They have been good to me over the years (and of course, I have been good to them.)  If this came from an agency I believe is shady, I would take a skeptical view of this. 

DT has a BIG fish on the line, trying to reel it in and create an potentially enormous payday for all of us.  Think for a moment before you try to cut that line.

As for me, DT selected a HUGE amount of my images to run in this test, and I'm ALL IN.

The rest of you can demand your quarter for the taster spoon.

+1
I'm IN

« Reply #160 on: May 29, 2014, 13:48 »
+5
If I were Serban, I would have offered us something for our participation, like an extra 10% royalty over what everybody else gets when it goes live.  That's an incentive to jump in now, and it won't cost them anything until they know it's ready for prime time.  Heck, they could make the extra royalty a limited time thing, say for the first year.  At least we'd have a chance to gain, rather than giving away our work with a hint that we might get something someday.

Exactly.  You might think he'd realize that we've already been burnt by enough giveaway deals and most of us aren't even interested in the details - we're already typing "NO WAY" and looking for the opt-out.

With these agencies today, it's all stick and no carrot.


« Reply #161 on: May 29, 2014, 13:57 »
-5
Let's all take a breath...

The email said "small scale beta test program."

When anything in the IT world is being rolled out it gets beta tested to a small group before it goes to the masses.  And typically the people beta testing the software do not pay for it. 

This is an evaluation period.  Picture an ice cream supplier giving one of those tiny taster spoons to the food buyer at Wal-Mart.  The supplier isn't going to ask Mr. Purchasing Executive to pony up a quarter before he gets his taste.  The supplier knows that if Wal-Mart likes what it tastes, it could result in an enormous, game-changing order.

I believe in DT.  They have been good to me over the years (and of course, I have been good to them.)  If this came from an agency I believe is shady, I would take a skeptical view of this. 

DT has a BIG fish on the line, trying to reel it in and create an potentially enormous payday for all of us.  Think for a moment before you try to cut that line.

As for me, DT selected a HUGE amount of my images to run in this test, and I'm ALL IN.

The rest of you can demand your quarter for the taster spoon.

+1
I'm IN

What?  You mean you're not panicking over a beta test that could allow a few of your images to be downloaded by testers at no cost for a few weeks (even though we're told we could still be compensated for these)?  Haven't you heard that the world is ending?  How dare an agency, by most accounts one of the "good ones," try to land a deal that could potentially mean many more sales for us in the long run?  The nerve! 

« Reply #162 on: May 29, 2014, 14:14 »
+16
This isn't about panic. It's about getting paid for my work. I'll tell you what. I know a lot of families with large yards and I am on a pretty good terms with them. Why don't you come over and mow my yard for free. Once all of my friends see what a great job you did then maybe they will hire you to mow their yards too. Or maybe not but you will get great exposure and I get my lawn mowed. Sounds like a win win doesn't it. I'll even throw a kickback to you if my friends pay me a finders fee. So you might even get paid for mowing my lawn too.

Seriously, this is about saying no. There is a line in the sand. It used to be $.25 per sale and now it just crossed over to "Free". At some point you need to step up and say I deserved to get paid for my work. I can't believe people are even considering this as a good option. Why would I want my images floating around the net for free. I already have enough theft off of paid for images.

Whatever... eventually I will be one of the few people left making money on my images because everyone else has quit when they finally realize that free or next to free simply doesn't justify the work needed to make good images. I spend a lot of time working on getting paid a fair wage for my images. I'll stick with the outlets that actually pay decent commissions. Like EmberMike said in another thread "Let it burn!"

Lucadp

« Reply #163 on: May 29, 2014, 14:18 »
+1
Let's all take a breath...

The email said "small scale beta test program."

When anything in the IT world is being rolled out it gets beta tested to a small group before it goes to the masses.  And typically the people beta testing the software do not pay for it. 

This is an evaluation period.  Picture an ice cream supplier giving one of those tiny taster spoons to the food buyer at Wal-Mart.  The supplier isn't going to ask Mr. Purchasing Executive to pony up a quarter before he gets his taste.  The supplier knows that if Wal-Mart likes what it tastes, it could result in an enormous, game-changing order.

I believe in DT.  They have been good to me over the years (and of course, I have been good to them.)  If this came from an agency I believe is shady, I would take a skeptical view of this. 

DT has a BIG fish on the line, trying to reel it in and create an potentially enormous payday for all of us.  Think for a moment before you try to cut that line.

As for me, DT selected a HUGE amount of my images to run in this test, and I'm ALL IN.

The rest of you can demand your quarter for the taster spoon.

+1
I'm IN

What?  You mean you're not panicking over a beta test that could allow a few of your images to be downloaded by testers at no cost for a few weeks (even though we're told we could still be compensated for these)?  Haven't you heard that the world is ending?  How dare an agency, by most accounts one of the "good ones," try to land a deal that could potentially mean many more sales for us in the long run?  The nerve!

ehm...no  ;D

i'm too busy in more important things...create new images, improve my works, find new market niches...

« Reply #164 on: May 29, 2014, 14:21 »
+3
I'm disappointed to see DT getting into a deal like this because they're actually the only place where my photos are making more money over time, instead of less, because of their 'levels' scheme. 

« Reply #165 on: May 29, 2014, 14:30 »
+9
Despite how it may sound, I'm no shill for DT.  I just think they're getting a raw deal in this forum.  I was starting to write a snarky response to Laurin's letter to Achilles, but I'm just going to do it straight, with all due respect to Laurin, who does deserve respect...

A personal Note to Achilles...

My friend I've been with you since day one

Right, this is my first point.  Many of us have done business with DT for several years now.  I, for one, actually trust them.  They have done right by me for a long time, and they AT LEAST deserve the benefit of the doubt.  Let's continue...



But...The time has come to tell you and anyone else reading and listening to whats going on lately has to Know.....

Achilles....Without us, You and your site is dead and I mean dead. You and the other sites biggest issue is , You and others still after all this time have no clue or respect for what we go through to give you our hearts and soul through our work, The time and Money we invest in supplying you with your income and vast income. We own everything...You and all the other sites own Nothing But server space and some furniture. The sooner you and all the other greedy sites realize this the better off you will be going forward. FT set off a firestorm and It's about time, I've been saying since 2006 we have to unite and we Finally are.


Yes, we contributors own our work.  But it's completely unfair to say the agencies bring nothing to the table but servers and furniture.  They have real overhead, and are spending real money everyday to sell our work.  Reviewers, accountants, lawyers, marketing costs.  This is why no single or small group of contributors could do what they do, and exactly why we need them.

This is not going to stop and I prey it doesn't. This crap cannot go on and I will spend whatever time it takes to alarm everyone about the continuing injustice we have been through.


If any site cannot make a decent profit with product they don't make themselves at a 50/50 split from every dollar then maybe it's time to do something else.

The same should be true with contributors.  I'm profiting handsomely right now.  I treat it as a business.  I keep my costs down, my workflow tight, but the moment this looks like the payoff won't be worth it, I'll be out.  If enough contributors decided this, the law of supply and demand would kick in, and things would have to tilt in the supplier's favor. 

The Gravy train is over my Old friend, We are starting to rise up and I Prey we don't stop....Is it to late? well ya. We were lazy and let this happen. But Im afraid FT and now you have awoken a sleeping Giant and Thank God it's about time.

Ya better hear this Achilles and Oleg and Jon[/b]. Those of us that do the work, Invest in our craft deserve more. There is no creative agency anywhere that takes more than 50% of any artists work.

I'm all for using our collective weight to try to get changes made.  But let's be careful who we're lumping together and targeting.  I'd love to get 50% as well, but I agreed to those terms and if I disagree I can end my partnership with any agency I believe is treating me unfairly. 

You can spin this anyway you want, and this message is not about your new test program...it's about Our future, Not the gullible newbies that are happy getting 20 cents or whatever....You want to target them Like the others? Go for it.

This IS about a test program.  It's supposed to last a few weeks and be done.  If the test goes well, DT says we could benefit greatly. They have not lied to me before.  Again, I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt.

245,000 Images are new just this week on SS. WHY?   because no one Gives a crap.  if thats what you want, Well you got it.

Some of those 245,000 are mine.  And they've been selling, on SS and elsewhere.  Who isn't giving a crap?   The agencies like them, their customers like them, and I like how they're selling.

My advise is make it as fast as you can because WE OWN EVERYTHING!! You own Nothing and the sooner you get this the better you will Position yourself for the future because no matter what you think, it's gonna change and come back to us..  That I will guarantee or die trying.

The agencies own their infrastructure for selling our work, and they own the branding and relationship with customers keep coming back for more.  Is this worth nothing?  Try to duplicate it.  Many are trying, most are failing.

I would rather make 800 Million and take care of the people who made that happen than make a Billion.  All you owners have to get your head straight. 50/50 or nothing!!!  No Business makes a better margin than that. You can't? Then business is not your forte"

I wish you the best of Luck and also My Comrades whom I will always support regardless of there opinions.

Laurin Rinder.

50/50 or nothing.  That's quite a line in the sand.  I admire your boldness, Laurin, and I do believe you feel you're fighting for all of us.  But what exactly does "50/50 or nothing" mean?  Are you going to delete your port from agencies that don't meet this demand?  If you make statements like this and don't follow it with real action that makes the agencies take notice -- like taking your valuable work and going home -- you could end up doing more harm to the cause than good.

Despite all this... respect, Laurin.  Just wanted to offer a different perspective.

« Reply #166 on: May 29, 2014, 14:46 »
+6
I'm disappointed to see DT getting into a deal like this because they're actually the only place where my photos are making more money over time, instead of less, because of their 'levels' scheme.

Yes, EXACTLY!  DT is one of the good ones... and for you it sounds like DT may be the BEST one.  Read what this is all about before condemning them.  They have performed well for you in the past... and believe me, the levels approach has been good to me as well... so doesn't it seem fair to give them a chance on this test.  Your images are only "free" during the test period, and you may be compensated for those "free" downloads when the test is done.  And if the partner feels the test went well, this MIGHT be huge for all of us... or those of us willing to give DT the benefit of a doubt.

« Reply #167 on: May 29, 2014, 14:51 »
+2
What that... even the link is broken

ethan

« Reply #168 on: May 29, 2014, 14:52 »
0
I'm disappointed to see DT getting into a deal like this because they're actually the only place where my photos are making more money over time, instead of less, because of their 'levels' scheme.

Yes, EXACTLY!  DT is one of the good ones... and for you it sounds like DT may be the BEST one.  Read what this is all about before condemning them.  They have performed well for you in the past... and believe me, the levels approach has been good to me as well... so doesn't it seem fair to give them a chance on this test.  Your images are only "free" during the test period, and you may be compensated for those "free" downloads when the test is done.  And if the partner feels the test went well, this MIGHT be huge for all of us... or those of us willing to give DT the benefit of a doubt.

I have opted out of (all) alliances as soon as I got their email stating they wanted 39 of my images.

If the beta test fails I loose nothing (of nothing).

If the beta test is successful (and I'm pretty sure we'll all hear about it PDQ) then I'll opt in to the program ann benefit from the success.

I am quite happy to let 'others take the risk' if they want to (and thank you for that) and I'll join in later  ;D

If DT think I have 39 images worthy for the beta test now, I'm pretty sure they'll let me join the program once it's proven, to make sure it continues to be a success in the future.

And do I feel guilty about my stance on this?

No I do not. Why should I?



« Reply #169 on: May 29, 2014, 15:08 »
+6
There are a number of things DT could have done better w/ this, but it could actually be a good thing for contributors. (although I must say I have become very leery of "exciting" new offers). They should have told us how long they expect this beta test to go on, and I'd like to know the order how much we would get for a use.  For instance if it is for less than a sub sale - I want out and I don't want it to gain traction. Another question is will a usage with this program raise the image level or will we get a higher remuneration if a high level image is used in this new way?

DT in general have been one of the better sites. My long term earnings graph there shows a general trend with 2 big drops - I think they might have both been from "exciting" new opportunities - when they dropped from 50% to less, and the second drop was when they dropped our % again and got rid of the more $ for higher level subs sales.

I hope that they understand why we are a little gun shy right now. I appreciate the heads up from them, but in the current climate any site needs to explain what they are doing if they don't want people to be immediately skeptical if not hostile.

Sorry to be nit-picky and point this out Laurin, but we "pray" the sites don't "prey" on us. Otherwise I am sort of picturing a conversation between Magneto and Prof Xavier.

« Reply #170 on: May 29, 2014, 15:14 »
-5

I have opted out of (all) alliances as soon as I got their email stating they wanted 39 of my images.

If the beta test fails I loose nothing (of nothing).

If the beta test is successful (and I'm pretty sure we'll all hear about it PDQ) then I'll opt in to the program ann benefit from the success.

I am quite happy to let 'others take the risk' if they want to (and thank you for that) and I'll join in later  ;D

If DT think I have 39 images worthy for the beta test now, I'm pretty sure they'll let me join the program once it's proven, to make sure it continues to be a success in the future.

And do I feel guilty about my stance on this?

No I do not. Why should I?

There is NO risk in this beta test.  The ACTUAL risk is in it not going well and the partner not wanting to proceed.

You read that right... there is NO risk to you!  This is for an online advertising platform.  Testers of this program would NOT be buying your images elsewhere if they didn't have access to them through this test.  They just wouldn't be running ANY images in their ad if it weren't for this test.  You are out NOTHING.  And DT says they will actually try to compensate you for images used in the test!  What have they done to you to earn your mistrust?

Everyone is fixating on these few weeks of POSSIBLY unpaid image usage during the beta test!!! Don't you see the forest for the trees?!!  Do you really want this to fail?  Imagine who this big player could be and what this could mean!

Ron

« Reply #171 on: May 29, 2014, 15:26 »
+18
Why do we need to support their beta test with our images for free? That I dont get. When did that became the norm? Free?

« Reply #172 on: May 29, 2014, 15:42 »
+2

I have opted out of (all) alliances as soon as I got their email stating they wanted 39 of my images.

If the beta test fails I loose nothing (of nothing).





There is NO risk in this beta test.  The ACTUAL risk is in it not going well and the partner not wanting to proceed.

You read that right... there is NO risk to you!  This is for an online advertising platform.  Testers of this program would NOT be buying your images elsewhere if they didn't have access to them through this test.  They just wouldn't be running ANY images in their ad if it weren't for this test.  You are out NOTHING.  And DT says they will actually try to compensate you for images used in the test!  What have they done to you to earn your mistrust?



Stockmarketer, do you know something that the rest of us don't?  Do you know for sure that they wouldn't pay actual money for our images if they couldn't get them for free?

« Reply #173 on: May 29, 2014, 15:44 »
-5

I have opted out of (all) alliances as soon as I got their email stating they wanted 39 of my images.

If the beta test fails I loose nothing (of nothing).

If the beta test is successful (and I'm pretty sure we'll all hear about it PDQ) then I'll opt in to the program ann benefit from the success.

I am quite happy to let 'others take the risk' if they want to (and thank you for that) and I'll join in later  ;D

If DT think I have 39 images worthy for the beta test now, I'm pretty sure they'll let me join the program once it's proven, to make sure it continues to be a success in the future.

And do I feel guilty about my stance on this?

No I do not. Why should I?

There is NO risk in this beta test.  The ACTUAL risk is in it not going well and the partner not wanting to proceed.

You read that right... there is NO risk to you!  This is for an online advertising platform.  Testers of this program would NOT be buying your images elsewhere if they didn't have access to them through this test.  They just wouldn't be running ANY images in their ad if it weren't for this test.  You are out NOTHING.  And DT says they will actually try to compensate you for images used in the test!  What have they done to you to earn your mistrust?

Everyone is fixating on these few weeks of POSSIBLY unpaid image usage during the beta test!!! Don't you see the forest for the trees?!!  Do you really want this to fail?  Imagine who this big player could be and what this could mean!

I have to say Marketeer that I agree with you.
Having been a member of these forums for a number of years, I have constantly observed that any new plan/proposal from Agencies has nearly always been met with mistrust and suspicion.
DT has never given me any reason to doubt them and I see no reason now to change my opinion on that.
Suspicion ( which broke many relationships) breeds negativity of which sadly there is a lot to be found throughout these forums!

« Last Edit: May 29, 2014, 15:50 by takestock »

« Reply #174 on: May 29, 2014, 15:50 »
+27

I have opted out of (all) alliances as soon as I got their email stating they wanted 39 of my images.

If the beta test fails I loose nothing (of nothing).

If the beta test is successful (and I'm pretty sure we'll all hear about it PDQ) then I'll opt in to the program ann benefit from the success.

I am quite happy to let 'others take the risk' if they want to (and thank you for that) and I'll join in later  ;D

If DT think I have 39 images worthy for the beta test now, I'm pretty sure they'll let me join the program once it's proven, to make sure it continues to be a success in the future.

And do I feel guilty about my stance on this?

No I do not. Why should I?

There is NO risk in this beta test.  The ACTUAL risk is in it not going well and the partner not wanting to proceed.

You read that right... there is NO risk to you!  This is for an online advertising platform.  Testers of this program would NOT be buying your images elsewhere if they didn't have access to them through this test.  They just wouldn't be running ANY images in their ad if it weren't for this test.  You are out NOTHING.  And DT says they will actually try to compensate you for images used in the test!  What have they done to you to earn your mistrust?

Everyone is fixating on these few weeks of POSSIBLY unpaid image usage during the beta test!!! Don't you see the forest for the trees?!!  Do you really want this to fail?  Imagine who this big player could be and what this could mean!

I will respond to you this way. DT keeps about 70 percent of each sale and I am expected to now bend over and give then another percent or two for a beta test that they should be funding through their marketing budget? Really?


 

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