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Agency Based Discussion => Adobe Stock => Topic started by: Delphine on April 05, 2021, 03:42

Title: No answer from [email protected]
Post by: Delphine on April 05, 2021, 03:42
Hi,
I found one of my images sold online as a poster (they changed the color and added a text) by a small French company. They have their own website.
I contacted them and they said that they bought the image on Adobe Stock. I have not sold any extended license so they must use a standard license.

I send a ticket to Adobe Conributor support who told me to contact [email protected]
It's been 2 weeks and [email protected] has not answered my mail, I didn't even an automated answer.

Do you have any experience with them?
I would at least want to know how they handle this case. I wrote to them that I expect not only an extended license but also a financial compensation.
Title: Re: No answer from [email protected]
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on April 05, 2021, 11:42
Hi,
I found one of my images sold online as a poster (they changed the color and added a text) by a small French company. They have their own website.
I contacted them and they said that they bought the image on Adobe Stock. I have not sold any extended license so they must use a standard license.

I send a ticket to Adobe Conributor support who told me to contact [email protected]
It's been 2 weeks and [email protected] has not answered my mail, I didn't even an automated answer.

Do you have any experience with them?
I would at least want to know how they handle this case. I wrote to them that I expect not only an extended license but also a financial compensation.

I don't have any experience with Adobe's support in that area.

However, I would expect that Adobe will allow them to offer an image for sale without an extended license as long as they purchase one regular license for each poster sold. That's the arrangement that is made with the larger companies (like WallsHeaven, one of their API partners) where they can display the entire Adobe collection and only pay for a license if the item actually sells.

I understand the problems from our point of view with this arrangement, but the argument started with Fotolia back before Adobe purchased them. Probably no harm in asking them, but I would not expect you to get an extended license purchase for this sort of use.
Title: Re: No answer from [email protected]
Post by: Delphine on April 05, 2021, 13:38
I'm sure it's not an API partner. They have a few images on sale only and they made modifications on mine.

Not anyone can get these arrangements that API partner have. Otherwise, anyone could buy for pennies and resell on POD.
Title: Re: No answer from [email protected]
Post by: yachtroisin on April 18, 2021, 01:18
Hi!
I have been wondering if it legal for these poster sites to sell our stock images even if they have purchased the images with an extended license? I also see my images on poster sites which are not partner sites of the stock agencies. I removed many of my images from iS and SS (after the 10c fiasco)  but they still appear on these poster sites.
Title: Re: No answer from [email protected]
Post by: emjaysmith on April 18, 2021, 14:46
I guess the only way to find out if deleted files are still actually being sold is to try and purchase one.
I was playing around with looking for my images online today and still found active links to my pictures on the supposedly closed featurepics site.
Title: Re: No answer from [email protected]
Post by: yachtroisin on April 18, 2021, 15:17
Thanks, Emjay
I will give that a try!
I'm guessing they have bought the images with a standard licence then just sell them as posters with frames.
Barry