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« on: October 27, 2019, 17:54 »
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I've had a search of the forum and couldn't find an answer, although I'm sure it's been asked many times.

A few weeks ago, I had a run of purchases which I literally said to myself "Someone must be doing a documentary on that place"

Watching TV this evening, UK's ITV Channel, which is one of the biggest channels we have, the clips start showing up. I have a look at the clips sold after seeing the first one and the rest all show up through the production.

I checked the licence and they were purchased under Shutterstock's Standard Licence, which is not allowed for this type of production.

Can anyone let me know the process for claiming my lost earnings and if there's any penalties for the production company.


« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 18:01 »
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Why do you think it is not allowed?

« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2019, 18:44 »
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Why do you think it is not allowed?

SS standard licences are for productions under $10k

« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2019, 19:00 »
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A number of years ago, I found an image of mine used in Good Housekeeping magazine, purchased from istock. I looked up the license purchased, and it was not purchased as an enhanced license. I had the circulation figures of the magazine, a picture of the article, etc. I sent the info to them, and they credited my account for the proper license. I should think the procedure would be the same for your clips. Send documentation and details of where they are being used, and maybe SS will investigate.

« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 03:52 »
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I've kinda been wondering the same question. I saw a few of my clips on the opening of the Rugby World Cup titles and the opening to all the games. Also on ITV in the UK and probably watched by mega millions.
I'm over the moon as my clips are kinda like the main running theme throughout the opener. Looks like I got $102 for the main clip and 73 for the 2 lesser ones.
At first I was like, OK then that got me thinking as it's been viewed by millions should I double check what license was used?

Years ago I found a clip of mine in a music video that's had over 240 million views on youtube with only a standard license. Maybe I should have asked if this was correct but to be honest my first reaction is always WOW and that's so cool! before I ever wonder about if it's been purchased correctly?

« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2019, 04:14 »
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I've kinda been wondering the same question. I saw a few of my clips on the opening of the Rugby World Cup titles and the opening to all the games. Also on ITV in the UK and probably watched by mega millions.
I'm over the moon as my clips are kinda like the main running theme throughout the opener. Looks like I got $102 for the main clip and 73 for the 2 lesser ones.
At first I was like, OK then that got me thinking as it's been viewed by millions should I double check what license was used?

Years ago I found a clip of mine in a music video that's had over 240 million views on youtube with only a standard license. Maybe I should have asked if this was correct but to be honest my first reaction is always WOW and that's so cool! before I ever wonder about if it's been purchased correctly?

I'd certainly look into it, as trying to pinch the clip under the wrong licence is illegal and would certainly mean it would cost them.

Just to warn you, I've uncovered a slightly more confusing situation regarding my clips, as the credits showed Getty and P5 as the archive images and no mention of SS. So I went and reviewed my other accounts and there were identical purchases a couple of days before, so I'm not sure if a couple of researchers have stumbled across the same set of clips purchased around the same time on P5 (the search criteria was extremely narrow for one of the shots they needed) and purchased them separately unknowing.

So I've raised a ticket, as P5 shows a 'Custom Licence' but it's not for that much, compared to some of the larger custom licence payments I get through there. Hopefully that will give a definitive answer.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2019, 06:42 »
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That certainly is worth investigating. I hope you get the payment you deserve. Please let us know whether you've been successful with claiming your royalties once your case is handled and kindly share the steps you've taken. It might be useful for other artists in the future. Good luck!

gillian vann

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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 01:57 »
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a few month ago I sold drone footage on Getty to Foxtel, Australia's #1 paid cable/subs service. I made 78c.


 

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