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« on: May 16, 2012, 05:40 »
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Does anyone know what the policy is on posting the same pictures on different stockphoto sites?

The pics are mine, but do I get screwed out of ownership by putting them on any one stock photo site, especially the big ones?

Thanks
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 07:58 by RonSw »


« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 05:41 »
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Does anyone know what the policy is on posting the same pictures on different stockphoto sites?

The pics are mine, but do I get screwed out of ownership by putting them on any one stock photo site?

Thanks

A: You don't "sell to multiple stock photography companies".  They are your distributors.  You license your work through them.
2: You never relinquish ownership.  Of course, it depends on the rules of each distributor whether you are submitting exclusively and such.  You will just have to read the legal of where you are interested in.

« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 05:53 »
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Does anyone know what the policy is on posting the same pictures on different stockphoto sites?

The pics are mine, but do I get screwed out of ownership by putting them on any one stock photo site?

Thanks

It is my understanding they are not "sold".

You own them and can do what you please.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 07:57 by David_Payoneer »

rubyroo

« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 05:56 »
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Some agencies have exclusivity deals - and if you sign up to that (your choice), you can't submit the same images to other agencies.

As long as you don't sign up as an exclusive contributor, you're free to submit to multiple agencies.

Many of us here are 'independent' (i.e. not exclusive), and submit to any number of the agencies listed on the right -->

« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012, 07:00 »
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We all submit images to many stock sites.
Except the exclusives.
Exclusive licences has to be taken good care of and you must know all about them.

« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 07:00 »
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I know they are not sold.

Essentially you are saying different sites have different policies?

David from payoneer, you're RonSW, the OP?  That seems a bit odd.

Microbius

« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012, 07:06 »
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Looks like David/ Ron is thinking of uploading after seeing the sort of money Microstockers make  ;)

I guess there has been a mistake made using the same computer for work and private use!

rubyroo

« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2012, 07:09 »
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Ahhh the joys and woes of multi-tasking...

« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2012, 07:30 »
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are you old hippy or macrosaur ?

« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012, 07:55 »
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We all submit images to many stock sites.
Except the exclusives.
Exclusive licences has to be taken good care of and you must know all about them.

Can you elaborate on this?

I am not really sure I understand the IP conversation going on here but ok.

I just want to make sure I can use the same photos of mine on different site, without losing my accounts and payments (or getting into deeper legal trouble).

lisafx

« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 09:46 »
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Ron, this is a really, really basic question.  It indicates you have done zero research.

The short answer, which you've already been given, is that yes, you can upload the same images to different sites.  Just don't sign an exclusivity agreement. 

However...

My suggestion is, instead of relying on a bunch of comments in a forum, go to the sites you are considering selling through, and thoroughly read their terms of service.  If you have questions about what you've read, contact their contributor support departments for clarification. 

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2012, 21:18 »
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Quote
Can you elaborate on this?

I am not really sure I understand the IP conversation going on here but ok.

I just want to make sure I can use the same photos of mine on different site, without losing my accounts and payments (or getting into deeper legal trouble).


How about this for an answer - for $9.99 you can buy my book and learn everything you need to know in one simple step...

http://www.backyardsilver.com/stock_photography_ebook/

Steve

RacePhoto

« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2012, 21:54 »
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I know they are not sold.

Essentially you are saying different sites have different policies?

David from payoneer, you're RonSW, the OP?  That seems a bit odd.

Ever feel like it's someone attempting to play the forum?


Does anyone know what the policy is on posting the same pictures on different stockphoto sites?

The pics are mine, but do I get screwed out of ownership by putting them on any one stock photo site, especially the big ones?

Thanks

Is anyone who claims to be in the photo business, this clueless about ownership and how Micro works?

« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2012, 22:03 »
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How hard up would someone have to be, for 'playing' this forum to count as fun?

Let's just assume the OP is a newbie and suggest that he start by reading some microstock 'how to' sites.  I think there are a few.  They'll explain the "how", but the "why" is tougher :-)

« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2012, 01:16 »
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Ron, this is a really, really basic question.  It indicates you have done zero research.

The short answer, which you've already been given, is that yes, you can upload the same images to different sites.  Just don't sign an exclusivity agreement. 

However...

My suggestion is, instead of relying on a bunch of comments in a forum, go to the sites you are considering selling through, and thoroughly read their terms of service.  If you have questions about what you've read, contact their contributor support departments for clarification. 

Thanks, I tried looking on the sites but could not find anything.

I am new to it, I take a lot of photos and am trying to make some money on the side.

ShadySue

« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2012, 03:42 »
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Ron, this is a really, really basic question.  It indicates you have done zero research.

The short answer, which you've already been given, is that yes, you can upload the same images to different sites.  Just don't sign an exclusivity agreement. 

However...

My suggestion is, instead of relying on a bunch of comments in a forum, go to the sites you are considering selling through, and thoroughly read their terms of service.  If you have questions about what you've read, contact their contributor support departments for clarification. 

Thanks, I tried looking on the sites but could not find anything.

I am new to it, I take a lot of photos and am trying to make some money on the side.

Every site has their own terms of service (which they can change on a whim), which are broadly similar, but not the same.
Lisa is right - you do really need to find (call that Hurdle 101) read them carefully for each and every different site so that you know what you're getting into, and whether there might be possible clashes with each other or with other things you do with your images (normally not if you don't sign up for exclusivity with any of the sites).
Obviously I don't know what sites you've tried, but as you've posted on microstockgroup, I assume it was the micros, where the T&C are  easy to find.
True, on some of the macros, this info is difficult or impossible to find, and there's no doubt a hint there.

Lagereek

« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2012, 03:55 »
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Sigh! ::)


« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2012, 05:25 »
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How hard up would someone have to be, for 'playing' this forum to count as fun?

Let's just assume the OP is a newbie and suggest that he start by reading some microstock 'how to' sites.  I think there are a few.  They'll explain the "how", but the "why" is tougher :-)

Except that it appeared that our Payoneer friend was responding as the OP.

« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2012, 06:23 »
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Ron.
I suggest you read the copyright laws in your country.
So that you know what you have, and what you licence, by clicking here and there.
Then it makes more sence.

In short: You allow an agency to distribute your copyrighted (by you) works.
It is you who decides where to distribute.
It is also you who is responsible that your distribution does not conflict and harm the licencees..
For example, you cannot licence an image exclusively to one agency and then let it be downloaded for free on flickr.
Or sell it at other places.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2012, 09:58 »
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I know this sounds like a blatant plug for my book, but I'm constantly amazed how people will spend an inordinate amount of time asking basic questions, searching among the answers to get a reasonable answer, moving on and asking another question, searching another site, all to avoid spending $9.99 on a book that has all these answers and more. Is it that everyone now expects all information to be free and parting with a bit of cash for information is not what the internet is supposed to be about?

Still - I guess we really don't need more competition!

Steve


 

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