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« on: March 09, 2016, 03:32 »
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"Dreamstime Introduces Unlimited Extended Licenses - Users can Reproduce Unlimited Copies of Print or Web Images

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dreamstime, the world's largest community in stock photography, announced today it made changes to its Extended Licenses by allowing users to produce unlimited copies with purchased media. Previously, customers purchased extended licenses for print or web usage of an image and were restricted by limits on the number of copies they could reproduce, for example for t-shirts, on-demand printed items, or e-cards.

Extended Licenses from Dreamstime are available with either credits or through one of the flexible subscription offerings. The new change went into effect March 1, 2016 and also to Extended License purchases made within the past thirty days.

"Every change we make to our stock image services is customer centric and designed to fit the widest array of client needs," said Serban Enache, CEO and co-founder, Dreamstime. "By expanding our Extended Licenses to unlimited copies, our millions of customers have yet another option to choose from. They no longer need to buy the print or web license again just to produce their needed number of copies. Because simplicity is best, they buy the EL once, and then can satisfy all of their print on-demand needs and electronic image requirements. It's just the latest example of Dreamstime's commitment to the customer which has positioned us as the leading stock image firm."

The Web Usage Extended License applies to electronic items that are for resale, such as web templates, screensavers, e-cards or PowerPoint presentations. The Print Usage Extended License covers physical items for resale, including the right to use the images for t-shirts, mugs, posters, and other similar promotional marketing items.

To read more details about the various Dreamstime licensing and terms options, visit http://www.dreamstime.com/terms.php#extended.

About Dreamstime
Dreamstime is a distinguished leader in stock photography, a major supplier of high quality digital images to the world's largest advertising agencies, national and international magazines, and film and television production companies. With over 41 million images online, Dreamstime has the largest customer base in the world (over 13 million users to date) and more than 20 million unique visitors monthly to the site. The acceleration in numbers overall makes it the fastest growing stock photo agency worldwide. In addition to the almost one million free images available, Dreamstime's active gallery is updated by the second with photos from the site's nearly 300,000 contributors. For more information on Dreamstime stock photos, please visit: http://www.Dreamstime.com.

 

SOURCE Dreamstime"

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dreamstime-introduces-unlimited-extended-licenses---users-can-reproduce-unlimited-copies-of-print-or-web-images-300227988.html


« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 03:37 »
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"It's just the latest example of Dreamstime's commitment to the customer which has positioned us as the leading stock image firm."

Where the f is the commitement to us photographers that supply you with material?

« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 09:00 »
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I just turned off all my WEB and PEL licensing.

« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 09:10 »
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"The new change went into effect March 1, 2016 and also to Extended License purchases made within the past thirty days. "

I would think that might be a violation of our contract, since we never agreed to it.  Anything sold in the 30 days prior would be under a limited license as far as our end of it?

Me


« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 09:15 »
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I just turned off all my WEB and PEL licensing.

Same here, only get them once in a blue moon from DT anyway so no big loss. Pretty poor regarding lack of communication to us though

« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 10:13 »
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easiest way to turn all WEB and PEL licencing off?

« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 10:24 »
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 10:32 »
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 10:33 »
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Thanks, PhotoBomb, turned mine off too. I think 50 credits is way too little money paid for the amount of rights granted by the license agreement. Might rethink that if Dreamstime changes the prices to a fairer deal for photographers!

« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2016, 10:55 »
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lol,
step by step into the sewer, comatosetime!!!
history of what they did to bring them lower and lower down the right column...
-fb likes
-rejection of 2 or more similars
-persistent email to donate no sales in 3 years images
- ... oh well, you know the rest of it!!!

i suggest a name change next,.... to ....  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz microstock agency
-

« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 10:56 »
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Extended license sales on DT are not frequent for me. Even though, I am uncomfortable giving customers unlimited print run for such a low price. Here are examples of my recent EL sales on Dreamstime. Looks like for as little as $13.20 someone can have unlimited print run with my images. This is not acceptable to me, so I disabled the ELs as well.

« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 10:58 »
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I just turned off all my WEB and PEL licensing.

I did when they announced that this was coming as of March 1st.

As almost everything has dried up (for me) on DT in the last few months it's an easy call to make. Even if they "punish" those who opt out with lower search position,  the drop won't hurt anything like as much as it would have in the past

« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 11:18 »
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I opted out.  If they had much higher EL commissions, it might of been worth considering.

« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2016, 11:28 »
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Cant imagine anyone aware of the change not opting out.

They really are the Titanic of agencies, 'iceberg, what iceberg?'
 
The reviewing too seems to have deteriorated in the last few months. Not very picky about image quality but image is too niche is a bit of a joke. Other than reviewers having no clue about important subject areas like architecture, if they are so smart at picking what sells, why are earnings plummeting and why do they have a  hasnt sold in 3 years standard email?

« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 11:59 »
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My first post here, hello to everyone!
opted out too!

« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2016, 12:05 »
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As almost everything has dried up (for me) on DT in the last few months it's an easy call to make. Even if they "punish" those who opt out with lower search position,  the drop won't hurt anything like as much as it would have in the past

so true. even if they banned me, my loss in being with them earnings per year
is made up by a handful of days in ss. it has already come to be almost laughable ...
but as pixelbytes said before, why delete your dead port, it's already there.

« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2016, 12:16 »
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DT trying to stay relevant by devaluing our work, since they don't have anything else worth mentioning.
Bad reviews, bad search, bad sales. Pathetic little site.

« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2016, 12:17 »
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As almost everything has dried up (for me) on DT in the last few months it's an easy call to make. Even if they "punish" those who opt out with lower search position,  the drop won't hurt anything like as much as it would have in the past

so true. even if they banned me, my loss in being with them earnings per year
is made up by a handful of days in ss. it has already come to be almost laughable ...
but as pixelbytes said before, why delete your dead port, it's already there.

"why delete your dead port, it's already there."

Because of changes like this, you still have to monitor it, because of dodgy partnerships you might not be aware of, because it might get sold to the Chinese.  That's off the top of my head, do you really need the hassle if it ain't earning?

« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2016, 12:20 »
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Opted out. 

« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2016, 12:33 »
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Never had an EL at Dreamstime but I've turned them off anyway  :)

« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2016, 12:44 »
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opted out, can't even remember when I last sold an EL on DT.

« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2016, 13:16 »
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..."why delete your dead port, it's already there."

Because of changes like this, you still have to monitor it, because of dodgy partnerships you might not be aware of, because it might get sold to the Chinese.  That's off the top of my head, do you really need the hassle if it ain't earning?


You can opt out of partnerships at DT (I did that years ago). If it gets sold, we'll all know. And I didn't say it wasn't earning, just that earnings had fallen dramatically from what they were. ELs were few and far between, but once opted out, no further monitoring is needed.

« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2016, 13:39 »
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Opted out.

« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2016, 13:54 »
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Ok, opted out too. There are other micro and macrostock that give due value.

« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2016, 16:01 »
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Out. Can't remember the last time I had one anyway!


 

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