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« Reply #50 on: January 30, 2018, 20:05 »
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If they were hacked...  Could the reply links be malicious? 


« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2018, 20:35 »
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I just received another 20 requests. Not fixed.

« Reply #52 on: January 30, 2018, 20:42 »
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They're still coming to me too 😕

« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2018, 21:17 »
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60 here.  Idiots.

« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2018, 22:11 »
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I'm still getting them too. Over 50. Like others here, I responded to the first batch but am not doing that now.

Just too screwy to be real.

fotorob

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« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2018, 01:29 »
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I got over 200 of these requests by mail within the last three days.
This is getting more than annoying!

« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2018, 01:56 »
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i also got over 200, in last few hours got about 150

« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2018, 02:12 »
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Over 50 last night.... >:(

Mir

« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2018, 02:30 »
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Yes, I've got another batch of these.

« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2018, 02:58 »
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Yes, I have got 57 of them last night....

« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2018, 03:13 »
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Got another 50 overnight. I thought this was fixed. It is very annoying and no reaction from DT.

« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2018, 03:33 »
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A moment ago the staff of Dreamstime wrote on the message board: 'We've been working to fix the bug. You should no longer receive these emails.'

« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2018, 06:21 »
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A moment ago the staff of Dreamstime wrote on the message board: 'We've been working to fix the bug. You should no longer receive these emails.'

While they were "fixing the bug", I just made a filter to delete all emails from *@dreamstime.com

I got more than 300 of those, I didn't have the time to wait for their engineers to fix it. I'll leave the filter still on tho, never got anything useful from them anyway *shrugs*

« Reply #63 on: November 17, 2018, 11:34 »
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This issue may have resurfaced. Ive just received a request via e-mail to enable the W-EL license on one of my photos for a supposedly interested client. Or it may well be genuine.

« Reply #64 on: November 17, 2018, 11:39 »
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And now Ive just received another e-mail from Dreamstime. This one is requesting a P-EL license for the very same image. Seems odd that someone would want both a print license and a web license for the same photo. I thought it would usually be one or the other (assuming it's the same client.)

Okay....may as well enable these options and see what happens. Is anyone else getting these kinds of e-mails currently?
« Last Edit: November 17, 2018, 11:48 by dragonblade »

nobody

« Reply #65 on: November 17, 2018, 18:45 »
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I didn't get any requests  :'(

« Reply #66 on: November 17, 2018, 21:49 »
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No sale yet on this particular photo. Guess I can wait a little longer.

« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2018, 04:18 »
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And now Ive just received another e-mail from Dreamstime. This one is requesting a P-EL license for the very same image. Seems odd that someone would want both a print license and a web license for the same photo. I thought it would usually be one or the other (assuming it's the same client.)

Okay....may as well enable these options and see what happens. Is anyone else getting these kinds of e-mails currently?

I got two requests (emails) today, also for W-EL and P-EL for an image that was sold two days ago for $1.80.

« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2019, 18:41 »
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I got an email from no_reply@dreamstime.com wich is from March.22, landed in spam,

A potential buyer would like to purchase one of your files with exclusive rights SR-EL.

I have 72h to remove them from other agencies, well that would take more than 72h,

The image sells very well, dont know what to do.

« Reply #69 on: April 08, 2019, 19:26 »
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I got an email from no_reply@dreamstime.com wich is from March.22, landed in spam,

A potential buyer would like to purchase one of your files with exclusive rights SR-EL.

I have 72h to remove them from other agencies, well that would take more than 72h,

The image sells very well, dont know what to do.


Depends on how much they are willing to pay you for that.

« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2019, 02:28 »
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I got an email from no_reply@dreamstime.com wich is from March.22, landed in spam,

A potential buyer would like to purchase one of your files with exclusive rights SR-EL.

I have 72h to remove them from other agencies, well that would take more than 72h,

The image sells very well, dont know what to do.

I don't think selling the rights is worth it on the long term, 1 year or 3 year exclusivity might be.

https://www.dreamstime.com/level.php?lvlimag=1#1

1 year exclusivity   any   SR-EL1   any   image based
as low as $62.5 per image

3 years exclusivity   any   SR-EL3   any   image based
as low as $150 per image

Sell the rights   any   SR-EL   any   image based
as low as $250 per image

« Reply #71 on: April 09, 2019, 11:20 »
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I got an email from no_reply@dreamstime.com wich is from March.22, landed in spam,

A potential buyer would like to purchase one of your files with exclusive rights SR-EL.

I have 72h to remove them from other agencies, well that would take more than 72h,

The image sells very well, dont know what to do.


Depends on how much they are willing to pay you for that.


The image is my bestseller across all agencies, i could easily re create if i choose to sell the rights, but im affraid no matter how similar i shoot another one, it would not sale as this one...

Im quite new to microstock so this numbers for EL $ are tempting  :D

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #72 on: April 09, 2019, 12:17 »
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I got an email from no_reply@dreamstime.com wich is from March.22, landed in spam,

A potential buyer would like to purchase one of your files with exclusive rights SR-EL.

I have 72h to remove them from other agencies, well that would take more than 72h,

The image sells very well, dont know what to do.


Depends on how much they are willing to pay you for that.


The image is my bestseller across all agencies, i could easily re create if i choose to sell the rights, but im affraid no matter how similar i shoot another one, it would not sale as this one...

Im quite new to microstock so this numbers for EL $ are tempting  :D

Not in the same situation myself, but I'd say, the offer would need to equal the earnings of the image for the next few years, before I'd do anything. Considering the downs of the Microstock market, maybe matching the past 3 years earnings, isn't so bad.

But if you are new, you don't know what that is.

I keep forgetting to say I'd sell rights as an option on DT. $67 for something that doesn't earn $50 every three years wouldn't be a bad deal.

Bird in the hand...  :)

« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2019, 01:49 »
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I got an email from no_reply@dreamstime.com wich is from March.22, landed in spam,

A potential buyer would like to purchase one of your files with exclusive rights SR-EL.

I have 72h to remove them from other agencies, well that would take more than 72h,

The image sells very well, dont know what to do.


Depends on how much they are willing to pay you for that.


The image is my bestseller across all agencies, i could easily re create if i choose to sell the rights, but im affraid no matter how similar i shoot another one, it would not sale as this one...

Im quite new to microstock so this numbers for EL $ are tempting  :D
I'd be a bit careful about shooting something too similar though. I'm not sure about the legality but thats not really in the spirit of exclusive rights and if I were the buyer I would be after you.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2019, 08:34 »
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I got an email from no_reply@dreamstime.com wich is from March.22, landed in spam,

A potential buyer would like to purchase one of your files with exclusive rights SR-EL.

I have 72h to remove them from other agencies, well that would take more than 72h,

The image sells very well, dont know what to do.


Depends on how much they are willing to pay you for that.


The image is my bestseller across all agencies, i could easily re create if i choose to sell the rights, but im affraid no matter how similar i shoot another one, it would not sale as this one...

Im quite new to microstock so this numbers for EL $ are tempting  :D
I'd be a bit careful about shooting something too similar though. I'm not sure about the legality but thats not really in the spirit of exclusive rights and if I were the buyer I would be after you.

You mean I couldn't flip it, change the color balance and make the green into blue? Oh that's Shutterstock, how to make one image into 100 images. Nevermind.  ;)

Yes I suppose depending on the content and how unique it is, making another after selling the rights would be against best practices and maybe legally wrong. Customer could come back for a refund and then damages.

Selling the rights would be up front and if the terms aren't enough compensation to offset the real future earnings, go with what the majority here has said. Don't do it.

Only the owner and artist can decide, "am I going to take a large lump sum, right now, or wait for maybe making many smaller sales over time"


 

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