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« on: December 05, 2018, 03:47 »
Not sure how many of you have seen that the Getty Images, 500px, Corbis, Arcaid and many other collections https://www.vcg.com/creative/brands are now up for sale on the vcg.com site.

On every image:
1. the contributors name is missing (replaced with an ID)
2. the EXIF information is wiped (from date to camera name to copyright information)
3. the copyright is attributed to '1995- 2018 vision China '

Since when is legal to do this? As far as I know the contributor is the author and the copyright holder, not the distributing company.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 04:03 by drd »

« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 15:55 »
They seem to be a legitimate secondary market.  Check with your particular sites to be sure. 


« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 03:31 »
They seem to be a legitimate secondary market.  Check with your particular sites to be sure.

It might look legitimate, but claiming anothers work as your own is Copyright infringement. This is what they do.

« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 07:39 »
VCG own 500px and Corbis and have a deal with Getty to sell in the west, it must be reciprocal in that VCG sell Getty and all their partners in the east. 
Not going to be a lot left over for the contributor when everybody has had their cut.

As for copyright I guess it's better defended by VCG than trying to do it on your own in China.


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