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Author Topic: Just noticed my content on getty is exclusive, should I drop them or the others?  (Read 2818 times)

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« on: March 29, 2017, 23:28 »
Hi all - new to the group.

I started creating video clips for stock, 4K and 1080, and started accounts at 4 or 5 sites, Getty, Pond 5, Shutterstock, Adobe..

One of my clips finally sold, on Getty site - then I decided to read the agreement and realized all the clips I submit to them are exclusive. My fault for not being more careful, but I have a lot of the same clips on the other sites to try and maximize exposure and sales.

Now I am wondering if I should just close the Getty account or close the others. I have 100+ clips uploaded so far, and either want them all in one place or all in lots of places. 

I'm tempted to close the Getty account so I can continue to maximize my exposure, but then again they are the only ones that I have a sale with. I have also made money indirectly off them from some event footage I uploaded to Newzulu that Getty bought from them.

I have to make a decision here, as I don't want to not adhere to the agreement.

I'm pretty new to all this  - so any advice / suggestions from you folks here is much appreciated!

« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 23:37 »
You might want to delete all your content from other sites and then decide going forward which footage you want with getty and which you want on other sites.  Remember you can't put sisters on other sites if you put stuff on getty though.   

« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 01:16 »
Getty is not likely to remove your footage until your contract ends. If it's a true Getty contract (not iStock) it is probably several years long. Best to remove the same/similar footage at the other sites and then decide where you want your new material to go.


« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 01:45 »
Getty has a non-exclusive content mess like the eyeem collection (in other microstock sites), Blend, Image Source ... it is possible that they never know that the video is not exclusive even ...


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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 09:16 »
You really need to read the contracts. I just signed with ArcAngel and now in a 3 year contract with those files. Buyers come to certain sites for exclusive images/videos. I would split up your content and and see how it goes with the agency's. I like Pond5 and SS for video. I'm not on Getty though.

« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 16:25 »
How many video do you have? I would never recommend being exclusive with any website. If you don't have too many videos I would try to close the account at Getty, and reopen it as a non exclusive (or just see if you can switch to non-exclusive without closing the account).

« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 17:24 »
Thanks for the replies - I have just over 100 clips uploaded so far, usually add about 20 a week, sometimes less. I'll see if I can find out about changing the Getty acct to non exclusive. I don't find Getty the easiest to navigate around, still trying to find out about uploading to istock or having my clips on their site too. Getty also takes a lot longer to get the files reviewed I find too, SS is a matter of days, not weeks.

My main concern though, is where they have the most exposure and also  the best chance of being sold..

« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 17:37 »
There's no "non exclusive" when it comes to Getty.


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