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« on: September 10, 2020, 02:10 »
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Hi everyone, I hope you are well!

I have posted here a couple of times regarding making a new stock video platform. Things have been really pacing up and we are almost ready to launch our website. Before the official launch, we have organized a pre-launch event for you stock video creators. Ive shared the event poster from our facebook page and more details are in the link below. I really hope that you guys would participate -- this is a project weve been preparing for a long time in hopes that it would be a step closer to making a better stock video experience for everyone. So please check out our website, and participate in our Upload Bonus event!

Visit our landing page for more details: www.playstock.net/pre-registration


« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2020, 03:57 »
+18
Upload BEFORE knowing the commission rates and prices? in the worst case the site will offer unlimited-downloads for USD 9.99 .. Who knows.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 04:00 by hellou »

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2020, 04:02 »
+12
Why would I upload for a meager 50ct bonus if I don't know anything about pricing, commissions or your USPs?

You really expect us to be that gullible?

« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2020, 08:13 »
+5
"Licenses issued by Playstock for any of your Content that is later removed by yourself will remain in full force and effect in perpetuity."

Yea, NO!!


"Any user who fails to provide accurate and sufficient information required for the Company to deliver royalties from their Content may not be compensated even if their Content has been sold, and the amount that has not been issued will be returned to the Company during year-end adjustments."

Yea, NO!!

"Playstock shall have the right to retain any unissued royalties and/or other compensation when you terminate your account." I would rethink this. It's a bad, unfair message sent to contributors.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 08:26 by Mantis »

« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2020, 08:17 »
+7


"Licenses issued by Playstock for any of your Content that is later removed by yourself will remain in full force and effect in perpetuity."

Yea, NO!!

Well, to be fair, thats true of all agencies.

« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2020, 08:23 »
+1


"Licenses issued by Playstock for any of your Content that is later removed by yourself will remain in full force and effect in perpetuity."

Yea, NO!!

Well, to be fair, thats true of all agencies.

Mainly true. Motion Elements is two Years. I just completed my two years post account closing and was finally able to delete my already sold vids that were locked for that two years.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 09:15 »
+6


"Licenses issued by Playstock for any of your Content that is later removed by yourself will remain in full force and effect in perpetuity."

Yea, NO!!

Well, to be fair, thats true of all agencies.

Mainly true. Motion Elements is two Years. I just completed my two years post account closing and was finally able to delete my already sold vids that were locked for that two years.

Doesn't it mean that buyers who bought a license, will keep that license even if you remove your videos from the platform? Cause that's pretty obvious and fair. You cannot revoke a license a customer paid for.

« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 10:28 »
+4


"Licenses issued by Playstock for any of your Content that is later removed by yourself will remain in full force and effect in perpetuity."

Yea, NO!!

Well, to be fair, thats true of all agencies.

Mainly true. Motion Elements is two Years. I just completed my two years post account closing and was finally able to delete my already sold vids that were locked for that two years.

You're muddling a hold on your work - to continue licensing it after you want to leave - with the validity of licenses sold while you're active (every RF site does this). However, look at this language in the contributor TOS:

"Any Content uploaded through the pre-launch (Upload Bonus) event cannot be removed, and in cases where you suspend your account for personal reasons the Company has the right to retrieve the previously issued Upload Bonus payment."

I'd echo the comments above: uploading to a site that hasn't said anything about pricing is insane. Don't do it!

Looking at the contributor TOS and the TOS, it looks as though many details have yet to be worked out (such as which payment services will be supported - "Online payment processing services, such as Paypal and Payoneer will be used.").

https://www.playstock.net/contributor-terms-of-service

https://www.playstock.net/terms-of-service

Odd sections from the Contributor TOS include things like this at the end of the list of things you may not upload:

"Other insignificant, personal Content that the Company deems is misfit for the Site"

I have no clue what that would be referring to

There's also some VAT related wording that says if VAT is owed, the contributor is on the hook to pay it, not the agency.

In the TOS, it says you can't change your account email!

"You maintain sole access and control over all details in your personal profile and may alter these information at any point of use. However, you may NOT modify your email address and username required for Service management.:

They will not register "Accounts that reflect discrimination and hate, racism, abomination and pornography, violence of any sort"

I would stay far away...
« Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 10:51 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2020, 11:31 »
+1


"Licenses issued by Playstock for any of your Content that is later removed by yourself will remain in full force and effect in perpetuity."

Yea, NO!!

Well, to be fair, thats true of all agencies.

Mainly true. Motion Elements is two Years. I just completed my two years post account closing and was finally able to delete my already sold vids that were locked for that two years.

Doesn't it mean that buyers who bought a license, will keep that license even if you remove your videos from the platform? Cause that's pretty obvious and fair. You cannot revoke a license a customer paid for.

I am merely relaying you the terms set forth by ME. Those were the terms.  I deleted my content in compliance with the terms.

« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2020, 12:28 »
+2
Hi everyone, I hope you are well!

I have posted here a couple of times regarding making a new stock video platform. Things have been really pacing up and we are almost ready to launch our website. Before the official launch, we have organized a pre-launch event for you stock video creators. Ive shared the event poster from our facebook page and more details are in the link below. I really hope that you guys would participate -- this is a project weve been preparing for a long time in hopes that it would be a step closer to making a better stock video experience for everyone. So please check out our website, and participate in our Upload Bonus event!

Visit our landing page for more details: www.playstock.net/pre-registration


In your dreams

« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2020, 12:34 »
+3
We've seen other characters like this pop up with their Great New Thing, over and over and over. When nobody (or almost nobody) bites on their wonderful, irresistible offer, they disappear into cyberspace, never to be seen again.

Speaking of "nobody"  Nobody says it better than this true champion, Jo Ann:

I would stay far away...

« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2020, 12:49 »
+3
Hi everyone, I hope you are well!

I have posted here a couple of times regarding making a new stock video platform. Things have been really pacing up and we are almost ready to launch our website. Before the official launch, we have organized a pre-launch event for you stock video creators. Ive shared the event poster from our facebook page and more details are in the link below. I really hope that you guys would participate -- this is a project weve been preparing for a long time in hopes that it would be a step closer to making a better stock video experience for everyone. So please check out our website, and participate in our Upload Bonus event!

Visit our landing page for more details: www.playstock.net/pre-registration


You can not be serious? No one in their right mind will upload anything before you publish your royalty rates and pricing model. Why not do it here and now??

« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 12:53 »
+5
You keep making threads about your new stock site here and people keep asking you what are the royalities and what have you to offer to attrackt customers that other small and new sites don't, because most of us have wasted enough time uploading content to sites that don't have enough customers to make it worth our time, but you fail to answer these questions and now you want people to start uploading and still can't answer these questions....?  Why is it so hard to just say it? Why the big secret?

Your stock site is getting more and more unappealing by the day (or thread) and you haven't even really started yet.  :-\

« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2020, 13:14 »
+4
$9 given away so far :)

If you assume $1 per clip bonus (it's 50 cents to $1.50), that's 9 clips...

STAY AWAY

« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2020, 14:15 »
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$9 given away so far :)

If you assume $1 per clip bonus (it's 50 cents to $1.50), that's 9 clips...

STAY AWAY

Jo-Ann I am not sure banner is working in real time.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2020, 18:22 »
+1


"Licenses issued by Playstock for any of your Content that is later removed by yourself will remain in full force and effect in perpetuity."

Yea, NO!!

Well, to be fair, thats true of all agencies.

Mainly true. Motion Elements is two Years. I just completed my two years post account closing and was finally able to delete my already sold vids that were locked for that two years.

Doesn't it mean that buyers who bought a license, will keep that license even if you remove your videos from the platform? Cause that's pretty obvious and fair. You cannot revoke a license a customer paid for.

I am merely relaying you the terms set forth by ME. Those were the terms.  I deleted my content in compliance with the terms.

Sorry for the confusion, I was talking about the PlayStock term you mentioned; my point is, if PlayStock issues a license to a customer for your video, and you later remove your video, then the purchased license should still remain valid for the customer.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 18:26 by Noedelhap »

« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2020, 18:50 »
+3
The red dog must be muzzled, all I can hear are crickets replying.


« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2020, 19:28 »
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The red dog must be muzzled, all I can hear are crickets replying.

Chirp. Chirp. Chirp.

« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2020, 19:37 »
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"Licenses issued by Playstock for any of your Content that is later removed by yourself will remain in full force and effect in perpetuity."

Yea, NO!!

Well, to be fair, thats true of all agencies.

Mainly true. Motion Elements is two Years. I just completed my two years post account closing and was finally able to delete my already sold vids that were locked for that two years.

Doesn't it mean that buyers who bought a license, will keep that license even if you remove your videos from the platform? Cause that's pretty obvious and fair. You cannot revoke a license a customer paid for.

I am merely relaying you the terms set forth by ME. Those were the terms.  I deleted my content in compliance with the terms.

Sorry for the confusion, I was talking about the PlayStock term you mentioned; my point is, if PlayStock issues a license to a customer for your video, and you later remove your video, then the purchased license should still remain valid for the customer.

Based on their terms, you are spot on.

« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2020, 06:16 »
+3
I hope they are ready to pay the whole amount to one or two people (maybe through several fake accounts) who will upload a shed load of stolen images just to pocket the money. No legitimate contributor would consider this.

« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2020, 08:23 »
+3
The only thing Cliffordthebigreddog has posted about is his new site.

Sadly, he'll probably get submissions, even without posting anything about pricing.

I regularly see posts in various forums from newbie photographers who didn't read the details before submitting their work somewhere.

You've seen them:  "I had a sale but I only got fifty cents!"

He'll get those people.

« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2020, 09:30 »
0
$9 given away so far :)

If you assume $1 per clip bonus (it's 50 cents to $1.50), that's 9 clips...

STAY AWAY

Jo-Ann I am not sure banner is working in real time.

Perhaps not real time, but it has adjusted this morning - it's down to $19,990 :)

« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2020, 10:32 »
+2
Based on their terms, you are spot on.

Everyone's terms are the same in this respect.  As I said.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2020, 13:53 »
+1
The only thing Cliffordthebigreddog has posted about is his new site.

Sadly, he'll probably get submissions, even without posting anything about pricing.

I regularly see posts in various forums from newbie photographers who didn't read the details before submitting their work somewhere.

You've seen them:  "I had a sale but I only got fifty cents!"

He'll get those people.

And like the person from another forum who was extremely unhappy because they had asked Shutterstock to close their account "last night, and the files are still up this morning".
« Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 08:22 by ShadySue »

« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2020, 16:54 »
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thanks once more for your detailed analyses

just one comment:

 

In the TOS,...
 However, you may NOT modify your email address and username required for Service management.:
 

this is common - it usually means they're using the email address as the key to your account, rather than generating a unique key.  sloppy design.  i've seen it in several MS agencies and even my bank!

seattle public utilities is keyed on the NAME of the person who opened the account and it can't be changed


 

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