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« on: May 18, 2008, 20:36 »
I missed this announcement until another poster mentioned it in the thread about Fotolia's whacky search engine.

I can't see anything anywhere on the Fotolia site about what subscription packages for resellers will mean for photographer commissions. I'm certainly fine if I get the same per credit commissions as before, but I can't see how that could be with (a) a subscription and (b) a middleman who wants to take a cut.

I know we've had previous moves that didn't get announced to contributors, but this really should have been discussed via a newsletter with those of us whose commissions (I assume) are affected. Won't they need a change in the TOS or the earnings charts?

Is there something on the Fotolia site about this that I missed?

« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008, 21:23 »
Well here's the dillio as far as I understand it:

Partner API - resells FT photos directly = the same price.
Business API - "(c) ...You shall charge an amount for the End Product that exceeds the aggregate Fotolia Price for each Work contained therein." (everyone gets paid)  The Business API is for derivative works = tshirts, mouse pad, etc.
Developer API - must be non-commercial (plugins, aps, etc)

The ONLY interesting part of this is the Reseller API and to be honest, they don't have ANYTHING about it in the Terms of Use - I'm not even sure it's ready to go yet.  Until we know that, we won't know what's allowed & not allowed or how FT & its members get paid.

(On the Documentation Page, there's no line for Reseller API)

Get an Api Key <--- This link isn't active/valid yet.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2008, 21:26 by mantonino »


« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 02:14 »
Moved discussion to the other thread on this for simplicity.

« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 02:57 »
link to the fotolia subscription thread on microstockgorup,4784.msg49028/topicseen.html#new


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