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« on: March 13, 2016, 15:24 »
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Im actually planing to start my blog about strength training and fitness (nothing really related with my microstock work) so im learning a lot about blogging world, it is an amazing world by the way.

Researching i discover a big fear about using unauthorized microstock images, and this is because a lot of blogs was sued for 8.000 US$ because of this. You can found a lot of blog post about this issue.

8K US$ seems to be the standar sue amount, but my question is: How much gets picture creator?? How much we get when somebody stole our pictures and the microstock agency sue them????

I think that the anwer is 0$... is this fear?


« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 16:01 »
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You're thinking about Getty RM images.  Not micro.  No micro agency will ever sue anyone for any reason.

« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 17:41 »
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You're thinking about Getty RM images.  Not micro.  No micro agency will ever sue anyone for any reason.

Thank you for your clarification.

Most blog post talking about this just say "you can be sued by using images of google search" some of them talk about microstock and some of them talk about Getty.


« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 17:53 »
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You're thinking about Getty RM images.  Not micro.  No micro agency will ever sue anyone for any reason.
I remember SS did a few years ago and a lot of us got a small payout.  It was a calendar company.

« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 22:38 »
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You're thinking about Getty RM images.  Not micro.  No micro agency will ever sue anyone for any reason.

Thank you for your clarification.

Most blog post talking about this just say "you can be sued by using images of google search" some of them talk about microstock and some of them talk about Getty.

Good.  I'm glad that bloggers are becoming aware of copyright and the need to pay for licensed images.  $8k is an expensive lesson but if the point was to generate buzz, sounds like it worked.

Alamy isn't a micro either, technically,  but they offered to go after after misuse of my images.  Have not got paid yet, so I dont know for how much.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2016, 22:40 by PixelBytes »


 

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