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JerryL5

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« on: July 23, 2010, 07:47 »
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Found this site selling some of my vectors.
Anyone know if they are affiliated with our regular sites or what the deal is?
Thanks - Jerry

http://www.allfreelogo.com/


« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 08:18 »
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Found this site selling some of my vectors.
Anyone know if they are affiliated with our regular sites or what the deal is?
Thanks - Jerry

http://www.allfreelogo.com/


I'm sure you contacted them already to find out where your vectors are coming from.

Looks like anyone can submit logos there so some might have been ... stolen.

I don't understand how these sites get away with this to offer free downloads of major brands.

And then the large industries wonder why there is so much counterfeit products out there... Go figure.

« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 09:02 »
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You can send an email to the sites where you have your vectors and ask if they are an affiliate, but if I had to make a guess, I would say no.

It would be helpful if you would put spaces between the w w w so that the search engines don't use your link to promote this site, if they are indeed stealing stuff, any more than necessary. Thanks!
« Last Edit: July 23, 2010, 09:05 by cclapper »

JerryL5

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 10:04 »
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Thanks.
They replied quickly and say they are affiliated with Dreamstime and
the vectors must be purchased so maybe they are legit.

« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 11:12 »
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Thanks.
They replied quickly and say they are affiliated with Dreamstime and
the vectors must be purchased so maybe they are legit.

Who did you ask, the logo site or DT? I personally would not trust asking the company the question.

« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 11:16 »
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Thanks.
They replied quickly and say they are affiliated with Dreamstime and
the vectors must be purchased so maybe they are legit.

So they aren't free and you can't use them as logos? I'm a little confused by the response.

« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 11:44 »
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If you check the site that the OP mentioned above you can clearly see the DT logo on the illustrations.

The image shows together with a "Buy credits" button which takes you straight to the DT's site.
They just might use DT's API and cramped it into their "free" site.

Maybe this is the early stages of the microstock "revolution" we've been hearing about.

The whole page design is very confusing (at least for me). I can't clearly differentiate between ads, Google ads, Royalty Free and free content.
It's just one big clump of stuff and I guess the "buyer" has to figure it out him- or herself.

Sure, lots of companies need another company's logo for their own advertisements etc. so this site might be one place to go to but I doubt that there is a noticeable amount of users converting into paying customers.

But I guess today, site owner's will try anything to squeeze a buck out of their page...
« Last Edit: July 23, 2010, 11:46 by click_click »

« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 11:51 »
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If you check the site that the OP mentioned above you can clearly see the DT logo on the illustrations.

That, in and of itself, does not necessarily mean that the images aren't stolen.  ::)

But coupled with your other comments, you are probably correct. I have seen a few of these API-associated sites popping up and every time it is confusing for me because they don't explain right up front that they are an affiliate site and when you purchase you will be redirected to the micro site. Just that statement alone added to the home page would make it all very clear.

I notice there is no Contact Us link on the home page...for me that is a big red flag. I am fairly certain they should NOT be offering Apple, Intel and other logos for download, but to do anything about it, one would need to spend time researching.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2010, 11:54 by cclapper »

« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010, 12:42 »
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If you check the site that the OP mentioned above you can clearly see the DT logo on the illustrations.

That, in and of itself, does not necessarily mean that the images aren't stolen.  ::)

But coupled with your other comments, you are probably correct. I have seen a few of these API-associated sites popping up and every time it is confusing for me because they don't explain right up front that they are an affiliate site and when you purchase you will be redirected to the micro site. Just that statement alone added to the home page would make it all very clear.

I notice there is no Contact Us link on the home page...for me that is a big red flag. I am fairly certain they should NOT be offering Apple, Intel and other logos for download, but to do anything about it, one would need to spend time researching.

I strongly assume that we are both on the same side.

But in all honesty: As long as watermarked images are being offered anywhere online and the link takes the user to the agency's web site I have no problem with these sites.

They are not trying (at least it doesn't look like that to me) to have users download the watermarked image and use it with the watermark (which is already stupid enough).

To see watermarked images (dummies) on final products like books and CD covers is mostly just stupidity of the graphic designer and not intentional, and I really rarely give anyone the benefit of the doubt.

That some "poor" students use watermarked images is something beyond our control and it's happening that's just reality but the kids have to live with the fact that it doesn't look good. If they don't care about their assignments now, they probably never will care later in life about the work they do.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2010, 12:45 by click_click »

« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2010, 12:51 »
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I strongly assume that we are both on the same side.

I am fairly certain we are.  :)

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But in all honesty: As long as watermarked images are being offered anywhere online and the link takes the user to the agency's web site I have no problem with these sites.

I agree. Linking directly to ones portfolio on a micro site is cool.

But the problem I have with that is that one might have to be opted in to partner programs in order to reap the benefits of these API-type sites. At least that's how it worked on the last one of these sites that I researched. There is no way for you to know where your money is coming from. If other sites are going to be marketing my stuff, I would really like to be able to track whether it's successful or not and I would like to know exactly how much is coming from those sites, i.e. am I really getting paid the same commission as I get from the host site and is the API site's percentage coming out of the agency's take? For this reason, I am not opted in to partner programs.

« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2010, 15:22 »
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I am certain that some of the companies like Paypal and others would be less than thrilled to know that their corporate logos are available their in vector format. Unlike a plain old small web gif of png, one could do some serious damage via misuse.


 

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