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« on: April 16, 2014, 09:11 »
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In an old discussion I noticed it was suggested to put name, copright, url in metadata. You can put your personal URL in the metadata and shutterstock will accept it?


« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 09:33 »
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I put my name in the author field, my site's URL in the Copyright Info URL, the status is Copyrighted and 2014 Jo Ann Snover in the copyright notice field.

Some sites strip all of that out (and for various reasons it has been explained that this isn't a violation under DMCA but it still seems wrong to me) but none have rejected files with that in it.

« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 09:51 »
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I put my name in the author field, my site's URL in the Copyright Info URL, the status is Copyrighted and 2014 Jo Ann Snover in the copyright notice field.

Some sites strip all of that out (and for various reasons it has been explained that this isn't a violation under DMCA but it still seems wrong to me) but none have rejected files with that in it.

One of my biggest concerns is many agencies have all these partner sites and no credit is given to the contributor at all. It seems important to be credited for your contribution. At the very least they should have your copyright info posted. My wife emailed one (I don't remember which one) but they said copyright was given to person who bought the image. This does not seem acceptable though. Copyright should be with the image on their web site.

« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 10:03 »
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I have opted out of partner programs with sites that allow it (Dreamstime, Alamy) and have just left Veer because they don't give an opt out on their partner program deals. I'm probably going to leave CanStock for the same reason (they don't give an opt out  but haven't seemed to spread the work around quite as liberally as Veer did). Before I left BigStock last year because of their unreasonable subscription program (no opt out on that) I had opted out of their partner program because they offered peanuts on print site sales and I don't want to compete with myself on FAA where I get much better returns.

Have a look at the partner program list

http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/a-list-of-partner-programs/

Uncle Pete

« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 11:28 »
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Which field of the metadata?

If in the source, origin or copyright, (or other places that aren't read by the stock sites) no problem. If in the description, or keywords, I think there will be a problem.

After that, everything else Jo Ann wrote holds. They strip it off anyway. But I have it there, in case some other time I want to send a file out, so it's on everything. I also have my name in the camera data, for every camera I own.

In an old discussion I noticed it was suggested to put name, copright, url in metadata. You can put your personal URL in the metadata and shutterstock will accept it?


 

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