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« on: July 21, 2021, 04:15 »
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At Depositphotos, were always on the lookout to create new opportunities for our contributors. For this reason, we are introducing a Special Program in response to the increased demand for new plans on licensed content.

Under the new program, your earnings will be based on the Revenue Share model. This means that 40% of net revenue will be allocated among contributors whose files have been downloaded within the new plan.

To receive income under the new program for contributors, confirm your membership by clicking the button below.



It seems all companies are following this path now.


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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 04:52 »
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this is an unlimited download prgram again.

Run away

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 05:03 »
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It's the new trend on the market. All agencies will follow suit eventually. Until even video is unlimited downloads only across the board.


« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 05:05 »
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Yup all is following suit, just got a e mail from Envato Elements to join their program today.

« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2021, 05:10 »
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Why are they sending this now? Isn't this the scheme they announced weeks ago where contributors can opt in or out images using a lightbox DP set up?

I don't submit there any more so haven't kept up to date

EDIT:
This one:
https://www.microstockgroup.com/depositphotos/revenue-share-special-program/

Have they removed the ability to opt in and out individual images or something?
« Last Edit: July 21, 2021, 05:12 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2021, 05:16 »
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Yes it seems to be the same one, didnt see this one. I got a e mail today. You can opt in or not i believe

« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2021, 05:27 »
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Yes it seems to be the same one, didnt see this one. I got a e mail today. You can opt in or not i believe

I got the new email too. I am wondering if you can now only opt in or out your whole portfolio rather than individual images. I don't want to click the "Join" link in case it opts me right away without giving any more details.

« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2021, 05:33 »
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Can't find any details for how much contributors get under this program either. The page says:

"Contributors who participate in the Revenue Share Special Program will share 40% of net subscription revenue. Royalties are prorated among Contributors according to the proportion of their files in individual subscribers downloads, with increased earnings for those at higher Contributors Levels. Royalties for files downloaded under the Program are awarded in aggregate at the end of each month."

So it sounds like the total is 40% but higher tier contributors get more and lower get less. Higher therefore must get more than 40% and lower less? All current tiers under existing schemes get less than 40% (38% for Platinum) so we can assume it isnt the same.

« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2021, 05:34 »
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I think if you click join it will opt your whole portfolio in.

Yes it seems to be the same one, didnt see this one. I got a e mail today. You can opt in or not i believe

I got the new email too. I am wondering if you can now only opt in or out your whole portfolio rather than individual images. I don't want to click the "Join" link in case it opts me right away without giving any more details.

« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2021, 05:42 »
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I think if you click join it will opt your whole portfolio in.

Yes it seems to be the same one, didnt see this one. I got a e mail today. You can opt in or not i believe

I got the new email too. I am wondering if you can now only opt in or out your whole portfolio rather than individual images. I don't want to click the "Join" link in case it opts me right away without giving any more details.
Well I knew it was too good to be true when DP offered individual image opt in. Totally out of character for them to do it in a contributor friendly way. Thanks for letting us know.

« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2021, 05:50 »
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Slightly worried by the wording of the email too:

"To receive income under the new program for contributors, confirm your membership by clicking the button below."

Not to include your images or to join the program but to "To receive income under the new program...

Any chance our images will be included either way, we just wont get paid?...

« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2021, 08:20 »
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Got that email today as well.
So happy I deleted all my images from DP years ago. No idea why anybody would want to work with these thieves :)

« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2021, 17:06 »
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I'm not a contributor to Deposit Photos, so I'm just a bystander, but wanted to point out the only way to stop these programs proliferating is to deny them content.

I understand how hard that is to do, but for those who weren't around at the time, it's a strategy that can work as evidenced by Fotolia's short lived and unlamented Dollar Photo Club. It's true that the contributor action was hugely assisted by a large group of Russian contributors who joined those pulling their portfolios from Fotolia (who wouldn't initially offer an opt-out from DPC), but it brought about change.

It is getting harder and harder to persuade agencies to treat contributors and their work fairly, but don't expect you can influence anything for the better if you opt in.

« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2021, 18:52 »
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I'm not on DP, but I can't help but be skeptical of all of these trust us accounting programs with unlimited downloads and you might get some percentage of the revenue eventually.

40% of net means they can massage the books to make net lower and lower or not, but you would never know. Before you got x$ per sale or x% of sale, and hopefully you knew when and what sold. We still had to trust that they correctly reported what sold at what size, but now we have no information other than what they tell us a month later.

I have no idea what they mean that higher tier contributors make more - does that mean 100 dls from a high tier contributor will get a bigger chunk of the 40% than 100 dls from a low tier contributor? I guess once again untransparent but they can reward some people more without touching their own 60% (or more - remember it is net and they can deduct whatever they feel they need to from gross to get to that net).

exciting indeed.


 

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