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« on: March 09, 2016, 22:06 »
Hallo Everybody.

I'm not sure I've understood well exclusivity terms on top, middle tier and first 3 low Earners.

I mean: except for those agencies in which there is an option for EVERY image to tell if that image is exclusive for that agency, I have this kind of doubt:

I understand that an agency wants me to be exclusive in this way: what I upload to that agency can't be uploaded in other agencies.

But... if I understand correctly iStock exclusive means you have to work ONLY for iStock ... that you can't upload something else in another agency.

Am I right?
Are there some other Agencies that "seize" you completely and not only your selected work?

« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 22:12 »
Am I right?
Are there some other Agencies that "seize" you completely and not only your selected work?

Yes, and no.

« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 22:53 »
iStock requires RF exclusivity for whichever medium (photos, vectors, audio, video) you choose. So you can be exclusive for photos and not for vectors, for example. You also may license work rights managed (RM) even if you are RF exclusive with iStock - so you can have a different portfolio of RM images with other agencies (Alamy, for example) at the same time as being photo exclusive for RF work at iStock.

If you mostly did video but wanted to try vector exclusivity at iStock, that might work - your main earner would continue to be the independent work. Or just go with image exclusivity instead (at those agencies that offer it)


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