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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2021, 03:17 »
They were referring to the other site (that approached them) in that section.

Assuming they are being honest and this whole things isn't just a fishing expedition to see where they stand legally with their own site...

OK, thanks, I wasn't reading it that way but maybe I misunderstood.

So to clarify, the OP has original images that he owns the copyright for and has cutout. Customers download these from his website to add as overlays to their own images. So far so good.

DepositPhotos has approached him to buy or submit his cutout people images for DP customer to download, add to there own background and resell - is that correct?

How can they resell these images if they don't have a model release?

If DP [edited] support have said it isn't possible, perhaps there was just a misunderstanding between the OP and Bogdan Dudko, and the content is wanted for normal stock purposes, such as products for resale, rather than resale of derivative images?


He has a site where he sells cutouts from his original photography.

A site that also sells cutouts approached him asking him whether he wants to buy their content..
THEIR content is made from images bought from Depositephotos. They claim that the extended licence they have allows the re-selling of the images after removing just the background.

The OP can't seem to get a clear answer from Depositephotos on this issue.

Ah, thank you Firn!

I totally misunderstood which way the intended transaction was going.


« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2021, 03:49 »
Rather odd for support to backtrack on their initial answer, but I did a Google search and Bogdan Dudko is the sales team lead at Deposit Photos according to his LinkedIn profile


* Depositphotos. Maybe give this hotelier some basic training in IP before making making him head of sales. Can't say I'm surprised though.


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