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« on: April 25, 2020, 06:06 »
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Hi there !

I have sold many travel photos and often I find them on Instagram without credits attribution.

I contacted the accounts and they explained that they bought the photos on Istockphoto.

Istock License Agreement says:

Attribution.

Do I need to include a photo credit? You do not need to include a photo credit for commercial use,  but if you are using content for editorial purposes, you must include the following credit adjacent to the content or in visual production credits: "iStock.com/Artist's Member Name."


I think the use on social media has editorial purposes. What do you think about it ?


Brasilnut

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 06:13 »
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Photo credits are overrated imo...as long as we're paid (correctly) that's all that matters and even that can be a challenge sometimes!

« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 06:21 »
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Photo credits are overrated imo...as long as we're paid (correctly) that's all that matters and even that can be a challenge sometimes!

I do not agree. There are rules and they should be respected.

I agree for commercial use, but not for editorial use. 90% of those who put photos on Instagram put a link or a tag to the author account.

Then there are always the smart ones who pretend to be authors of the photos ...

Brasilnut

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 12:07 »
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Photo credits are overrated imo...as long as we're paid (correctly) that's all that matters and even that can be a challenge sometimes!

I do not agree. There are rules and they should be respected.

I agree for commercial use, but not for editorial use. 90% of those who put photos on Instagram put a link or a tag to the author account.

Then there are always the smart ones who pretend to be authors of the photos ...

Yes, they should but they don't and it's annoying. We can escalate it to the agencies but they won't do anything or write to the licensees. Seems all like hot air when we can be focused on creating new work imo.

Also happens to me quite a bit when I do Google Reverse searches. In 95% aprox of the time they do credit properly.

« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 12:39 »
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Here's a well known quote....
"ruminating is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die"

It seem like that is what is happen in your situation. Move on, let it go. You are only making yourself unhappy.

« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 12:39 »
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