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« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2016, 10:53 »
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We are trying to explain things with transparency and sincerity, but some words are misinterpreted. The phrase about lawyers referred to specific allegations that a user of the forum has made ​​falsely (we have been accused of copies even in cases where the authors had uploaded them to Freepik).

But we are here to talk with you. We just wanted to personally respond to comments, to meet you, to know how could we collaborate. We have addressed all claims of this user, we have offered her to talk via Hangout or Skype, etc.

Yes, and you sent me a PM requesting I go through your entire website and send you an email detailing all the work of mine you copied. When I told you how much I'd charge for my time to do that you didn't respond. Quelle surprise.

Shelma, we are waiting for your email. We are putting all our resources at your disposal. Please, send us an email with all cases of plagiarism of your work that you saw in Freepik.

We are ensuring you that we will take action, we will investigate everything and we will do whatever it takes. But we need your collaboration.

Why should she have to go through thousands of images and find everything that your company ripped off? That is supposed to be your job, before you even put the work up there. If the designers you hire can't be trusted to do legitimate work that is their own, you need to fire them, take the money that you save, and pay someone to go through and find all of the copyright violations. So you can take them all down.

This particular fiasco doesn't even affect me, as I don't do illustrations*, but my blood is boiling from the attitude that you (and any and all other companies) take regarding copyrighted work. You don't want to spend any money on the front end doing your job and ensuring there are no copyright violations, but you sure are eager to have the people being violated waste their time doing your job for you.  >:(

*And in the end, these fiascos affect us all, in one way or another.
 


Shelma1

« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2016, 10:54 »
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We are trying to explain things with transparency and sincerity, but some words are misinterpreted. The phrase about lawyers referred to specific allegations that a user of the forum has made ​​falsely (we have been accused of copies even in cases where the authors had uploaded them to Freepik).

But we are here to talk with you. We just wanted to personally respond to comments, to meet you, to know how could we collaborate. We have addressed all claims of this user, we have offered her to talk via Hangout or Skype, etc.

Yes, and you sent me a PM requesting I go through your entire website and send you an email detailing all the work of mine you copied. When I told you how much I'd charge for my time to do that you didn't respond. Quelle surprise.

Shelma, we are waiting for your email. We are putting all our resources at your disposal. Please, send us an email with all cases of plagiarism of your work that you saw in Freepik.

We are ensuring you that we will take action, we will investigate everything and we will do whatever it takes. But we need your collaboration.

I told you my hourly rate to go through your site. I also want compensation for the tens or hundreds of thousands of downloads of my copied work. We can start with that. I'm waiting for YOUR email.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2016, 10:56 »
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Here's  a direct question. If you were a search engine how did you justify asking users to attribute work to you?

When we index content, we don't ask attribution to Freepik. You can read this notice in all indexed images:

"This image is provided by a third party, not by Freepik.com

- Freepik.com neither selects nor examines, controls, guarantees, approves or sponsors this image.
- This image is provided under the terms and conditions applied by the relevant third party.
Before downloading the image, you must read such terms and conditions and make sure that they are consistent with your intended use of the image. You are solely responsible for complying with any third party terms and conditions."

That verbiage would not protect you in the event of a court case.
You can't weasel out of your legal responsibilities so easily.

Shelma1

« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2016, 15:49 »
+3
OK, now I'm officially depressed. I guess Shutterstock's cookies detected I was on Freepikbecause now I get ads at the top of Shutterstock's site for 15% off Shutterstock images because I'm a "Freepik customer."

Shoot me now.


« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2016, 16:52 »
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"Whatever it takes" means deleting the entire portfolios of every contributor that is found to be plagiarising other people's work.

This.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2016, 17:41 »
+2
OK, now I'm officially depressed. I guess Shutterstock's cookies detected I was on Freepikbecause now I get ads at the top of Shutterstock's site for 15% off Shutterstock images because I'm a "Freepik customer."

Shoot me now.

Saves my sanity every single day: https://adblockplus.org

JimP

« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2017, 12:18 »
+1
Hello again everyone,

Justanotherphotographer, we do not do this anymore. However, there are resources that are still indexed, like the examples that you have indicated and we have already erased.

We take seriously every copyright infringement and we invest a lot of money in creating our own content. Therefore, whenever we detect plagiarism, we take measures immediatly removing the content and correcting our working methods, but it is inevitable that some case go unnoticed.

Shelma, I can ensure you that we never ask for replicas from Shutterstock and whenever we have detected a plagiarism of any sort, we have immediately terminated the contract with the designer as we do not tolerate these actions. We work with many authors and one of our core values is to respect the work of designers. Those working exclusively for us know how we are react in terms of copies.

As for the contributors, there are more and more people interested in our system. Having your illustrations in Freepik doesnt mean that the sales of your images in other banks decrease but, in fact, it is a way to monetize files for which a designer was no longer generating any income in other platforms. Designers like you have tried it and they are very satisfied.

Really, we'd love to have your collaboration. We would like you to give us a chance, get to know us, as now you know how much we strive to make your work be respected by others.

We pay to all contributors $5 for every 1000 downloads. We know that this is a new business model, but It's just another way to earn money with your illustrations and you can try it when you want :) (Please mail us to marketing(at)freepik.com)

And the most important. We want that you know that we take seriously every copyright infringement. Therefore, whenever we detect plagiarism, we take measures immediatly removing the content and correcting our working methods, but it is inevitable that some case go unnoticed. This happens in all banks and, in fact, we sometimes are also victims of plagiarism.

Shelma, if you need we can talk by Hangout or Skype but, if not, we will leave this matter to our lawyers, because publishing false accusations is an illegal act.

Thanks so much and we keep in touch for everything you need

Just found freepik and wondered what the buyout rate is in advance? Seems like many people like working for the $5 for every 1000 downloads, which I don't think I would, unless I got 1,000 downloads a day.

What's the advance buyout payment?

Did the accused offending images ever get settled. I see no link to view accused stolen images, just words. But should we find the same, will a DMCA get them removed?

What about removing the theifs who steal the others work and you pay them. Shouldn't they have accounts closed if Freepix is honest and cares about reputation. Warn once, close on second offense, you don't want crooks to profit on your site and ruin your reputation.


 

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