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Author Topic: Now, what's the deal with buildings these days??  (Read 1172 times)

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« on: August 20, 2018, 14:50 »
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I've been shooting videos of cityscapes for years now (mostly timelapse).
Lately, almost all of my videos with buildings are rejected by both Shutterstock and Adobe stock
due to " intellectual property" reasons. (of course the shutterstock reviewers had to show their incompetence by approving one clip of a building and rejecting 5 others of the same building...)
There are thousends of videos and photos out there of buildings. some of my best sellers are these kind of clips.
Does this mean we can't shoot any building anymore? is there a new set of rules for this?



nobody

« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 15:49 »
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 16:01 »
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This a good source to see what is protected----------

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/contributor-resources/legal/stock-photo-restrictions

So if I understand you correctly, if the specific building is not on this list (and it's not) it should be allowed for commercial use?
Aren't shutterstock reviewers supposed to be aware of this list???

« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 16:07 »
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This a good source to see what is protected----------

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/contributor-resources/legal/stock-photo-restrictions

So if I understand you correctly, if the specific building is not on this list (and it's not) it should be allowed for commercial use?
Aren't shutterstock reviewers supposed to be aware of this list???
You might think that....but I'm not so sure. I have experienced a lot of rejections for stuff that would have sailed through. Its a confusing inconsistent mess really.

« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 16:13 »
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This a good source to see what is protected----------

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/contributor-resources/legal/stock-photo-restrictions

So if I understand you correctly, if the specific building is not on this list (and it's not) it should be allowed for commercial use?
Aren't shutterstock reviewers supposed to be aware of this list???
You might think that....but I'm not so sure. I have experienced a lot of rejections for stuff that would have sailed through. Its a confusing inconsistent mess really.

So maybe I should stick to a method that some people have recommended here before : keep submitting these clips over and over again until some reviewer meets them on the end of his night shift, and lets them through...

« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 01:49 »
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This a good source to see what is protected----------

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/contributor-resources/legal/stock-photo-restrictions

So if I understand you correctly, if the specific building is not on this list (and it's not) it should be allowed for commercial use?
Aren't shutterstock reviewers supposed to be aware of this list???
You might think that....but I'm not so sure. I have experienced a lot of rejections for stuff that would have sailed through. Its a confusing inconsistent mess really.

So maybe I should stick to a method that some people have recommended here before : keep submitting these clips over and over again until some reviewer meets them on the end of his night shift, and lets them through...

If they catch you doing that then things might turn nasty.

« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 02:21 »
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You could raise it with SS....though don't expect a useful reply or even one at all........but it will start with "Thank you for reaching out to us......" Corporate drone speak ;-).


 

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