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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2016, 06:07 »
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If they keep messing up photographers copyrights (contributors or not) we will see a rise in photographers taking them to court....they are giving millions of images away with their programs (from connects to their editorial free program)......Tough times ahead for them...debts,litigations, price erosion,contributors angry, bad management,bad press, ......a "picture" for any business on what not to do to succeed......... :o

« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 06:12 »
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Like the Highsmith case, the lawsuit may have already had its desired effect. When Ars searched on Wednesday for ZumaPress or Les Walker, one of the photographers cited in court filings, we found hardly any of their images.

The lawsuits need to continue. Getty taking the images down is good, but NOT the desired effect. Penalizing them monetarily, and heavily, is the desired effect. They need to not just get a slap on the wrist, they need to be penalized in the only way they understand, and that is with monetary damages. I would bet that they have infringed on many more contributors than just these two or the others mentioned in the article ("Undeterred by almost two hundred complaints filed with Washington State Attorney Generals Office").
« Last Edit: August 04, 2016, 06:15 by cathyslife »

« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2016, 08:12 »
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Well, what goes around comes around. I hate to lose the $400 a month I make there if they were to have to close, but they reap what they sow.  In the end they should really care, right? After all, money isn't everything....or something like that. ;)
« Last Edit: August 04, 2016, 08:39 by Mantis »

« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2016, 14:40 »
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Well, what goes around comes around. I hate to lose the $400 a month I make there if they were to have to close, but they reap what they sow.  In the end they should really care, right? After all, money isn't everything....or something like that. ;)

If they close one day, that void would be filled by other agencies. There is a certain demand for images at any time and it must be fulfilled. It is hard to imagine a more parasitic creature in the stock business than G., so in the long run most content producers should benefit in such scenario.

« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2016, 10:03 »
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Well, what goes around comes around. I hate to lose the $400 a month I make there if they were to have to close, but they reap what they sow.  In the end they should really care, right? After all, money isn't everything....or something like that. ;)

Do you think it's wise idea to stop uploading to GI until we get a result of these lawsuits?

« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2016, 11:35 »
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Well, what goes around comes around. I hate to lose the $400 a month I make there if they were to have to close, but they reap what they sow.  In the end they should really care, right? After all, money isn't everything....or something like that. ;)

Do you think it's wise idea to stop uploading to GI until we get a result of these lawsuits?

I still upload there and will until something triggers the need to close my account.


 

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