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« on: November 30, 2021, 06:04 »
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I have seen images on one website under a man's name and the same images on SS under a woman's name. Of course only the very best images they are and all often bought according to SS. How can two people with different genders, once it is a man and the other time a woman, have the copyright to the same images? Is one of them stealing images?


« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2021, 07:42 »
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I have seen images on one website under a man's name and the same images on SS under a woman's name. Of course only the very best images they are and all often bought according to SS. How can two people with different genders, once it is a man and the other time a woman, have the copyright to the same images? Is one of them stealing images?
Possible, I would probably report it directly to the SS user... You can also do an image search on google and see if there's more to find.

« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2021, 07:49 »
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You can choose usernames that aren't your actual name. They could have a business account and both work in a partnership. Lots of reasons. Unless there is another problem, for example using it to skirt excusivity or wildly different styles apart from those images (so one portfolio looks like theft) I would advise not worrying about it.

« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2021, 05:24 »
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You can choose usernames that aren't your actual name. They could have a business account and both work in a partnership. Lots of reasons. Unless there is another problem, for example using it to skirt excusivity or wildly different styles apart from those images (so one portfolio looks like theft) I would advise not worrying about it.


That's possible. One account is on iStock, the other one with the female name on SS.

« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2021, 07:55 »
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Is the istock account exclusive?

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2021, 19:13 »
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I can't make a new thread yet but since the title of this one is fraud this seems appropriate.

It's music related not stock video but  this story shows just how easy it is for royalties to not be reported to contributors or artists, the "partners" in this case are alleged to have set up shell companies to conduct business. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/two-charged-with-stealing-20m-in-elaborate-youtube-music-royalty-scam-11638478339?mod=home-page


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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2021, 11:39 »
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I can't make a new thread yet but since the title of this one is fraud this seems appropriate.

It's music related not stock video but  this story shows just how easy it is for royalties to not be reported to contributors or artists, the "partners" in this case are alleged to have set up shell companies to conduct business. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/two-charged-with-stealing-20m-in-elaborate-youtube-music-royalty-scam-11638478339?mod=home-page

Who was it that said there's no money in streaming music?  ;D


 

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