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Author Topic: Thief with 35k portfolio (photos) at Freepik  (Read 8305 times)

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Uncle Pete

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« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2023, 13:42 »
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They have replied pretty quick asking for usual details like publication date. Sent them  examples but where do you start. Its 1500 assets!

So can this be reported to police or anything? 2100 sales to this thief! I presume they just get away with it.

MOre importantlyu if so many are finding their images on Freepik can we ascertain how this is happening? How are they getting hold of our portfolios? One library has a security hole and they should be challenged on this

Good that people are paying attention, looking and trying to stop this.

Just a question, which I have no idea to the answer. How much did 2.11k Downloads pay this person?

I don't understand:

There is not a fixed price for the download of an image. This is how your earnings from downloads will be calculated:

In the PPD model, earnings calculation is based on the share of the net revenue obtained from Freepiks Premium subscribers.

This revenue is shared among contributors based on two concepts:

The contributors share will correspond to the 50% of the net revenue obtained from Premium subscribers who download content in an specific invoicing period divided by the number of downloads made by those subscribers during that period.
The calculation of every download remuneration will be adapted to every contributor, since the price per download will depend on the number of downloads made by the subscriber downloading the contributors image in a specific invoicing period.

 The formula used by Freepik to calculate the remuneration of a single download in a monthly invoicing period will be as follows:

(Net Revenue from Subscriber X/ Downloads made by Subscriber X)* 50% revenue share=
one download remuneration


50% of what the premium subscribers pay. But if the downloads are free, then 2.15K downloads could be nothing?

How much do people actually get paid per credit in a normal situation?


FiledIMAGE

  • Freelance Photgrapher based in Melbourne Australia

« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2023, 20:47 »
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As I understand there is free and premium. All the stolen assets are in premium collection. But yes its a revenue sharing scheme so potentially could be a smallish amount. Like maybe $200.

I think the key issues here are of course theyre stolen and thats crap. These people are arseholes. Id lock them up if I could. They dont need to be around me in society. Also, and everyone should be wary, is that more people go to Freepik for cheap imagery its sabotages the other stock libraries. Esp macro libraries like Alamy. For me Adobe Stock is the healthy middle ground. Shutterstock has gone to crap in earnings per image. Most images on Adobe go for US$1.3o  and up. Shutterstock is like 30 cents. But eventually why would anyone use more expensive libraries when they can go to Freepik. So we get hurt that way too

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2023, 13:23 »
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As I understand there is free and premium. All the stolen assets are in premium collection. But yes its a revenue sharing scheme so potentially could be a smallish amount. Like maybe $200.

I think the key issues here are of course theyre stolen and thats crap. These people are arseholes. Id lock them up if I could. They dont need to be around me in society. Also, and everyone should be wary, is that more people go to Freepik for cheap imagery its sabotages the other stock libraries. Esp macro libraries like Alamy. For me Adobe Stock is the healthy middle ground. Shutterstock has gone to crap in earnings per image. Most images on Adobe go for US$1.3o  and up. Shutterstock is like 30 cents. But eventually why would anyone use more expensive libraries when they can go to Freepik. So we get hurt that way too

Maybe responsible people don't use Freepik because they know that there are stolen images and potential copyright issues, and they don't want to be subject to a lawsuit for using them? I can't see any business that's going to risk an infringement claim and court, for a free image.

$200 is a much bigger number than I expected to see. This whole revenue sharing is dependent on Premium Members who pay and then, download images. Then the artist (thief in this case) gets one share.

Do I understand right, if I upload images, they aren't free, they are all Premium? In which case, yes the thief did receive credits for stolen images. The Free Images are a bait and switch kind of thing. I'd like to hear from someone who has images on the site and can say what they get per credit?



FiledIMAGE

  • Freelance Photgrapher based in Melbourne Australia

« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2023, 15:40 »
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I have lots of images on the site...except I never uploaded them...  :'(

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2023, 13:03 »
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I have lots of images on the site...except I never uploaded them...  :'(

You don't seem to be alone on that?   :(

« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2023, 07:39 »
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They have replied pretty quick asking for usual details like publication date. Sent them  examples but where do you start. Its 1500 assets!

So can this be reported to police or anything? 2100 sales to this thief! I presume they just get away with it.

MOre importantlyu if so many are finding their images on Freepik can we ascertain how this is happening? How are they getting hold of our portfolios? One library has a security hole and they should be challenged on this

Good that people are paying attention, looking and trying to stop this.

Just a question, which I have no idea to the answer. How much did 2.11k Downloads pay this person?

I don't understand:

There is not a fixed price for the download of an image. This is how your earnings from downloads will be calculated:

In the PPD model, earnings calculation is based on the share of the net revenue obtained from Freepiks Premium subscribers.

This revenue is shared among contributors based on two concepts:

The contributors share will correspond to the 50% of the net revenue obtained from Premium subscribers who download content in an specific invoicing period divided by the number of downloads made by those subscribers during that period.
The calculation of every download remuneration will be adapted to every contributor, since the price per download will depend on the number of downloads made by the subscriber downloading the contributors image in a specific invoicing period.

 The formula used by Freepik to calculate the remuneration of a single download in a monthly invoicing period will be as follows:

(Net Revenue from Subscriber X/ Downloads made by Subscriber X)* 50% revenue share=
one download remuneration


50% of what the premium subscribers pay. But if the downloads are free, then 2.15K downloads could be nothing?

How much do people actually get paid per credit in a normal situation?

Pennies and dimes

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2023, 12:57 »
+1
Pennies and dimes

I'm uploading 200 of my oldest photos, (until I get 200 accepted in other words) and some are being excluded when they are better selling on the major sites. That's kind of unfair and loading the results towards the negative side, but also I'm just interested in how much does someone get per download, not how much can I make.

So far the uploading was easy and the reviews are wacko. But what's new in Microstock? Sunset rejected for "Inadequate Lighting", illustration using US Federal Reserve Notes is rejected for "Multi-image photo ", and a star trails shot for "Quality Standards".

I only uploaded images that were already accepted on SS, AS, IS, AL and DT. And I mean accepted at all of them in most cases. But I'm not hurt or offended as this is only a test.

« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2023, 07:13 »
+5
I found the same pictures from different authors. It was clear that we were talking about stolen photos. I have notified the Copyright department several times and finally received the following reply:


"Hi

If you have images created by yourself that have been illegally published on our site, please let us know.

We can not undertake an investigation if it does not come from the images owner.

Regards"



So it is quite clear that they don't care and even if they know that there are stolen images on their website it is no problem for them.





 >:( >:( >:(

« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2024, 02:19 »
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Another Freepik thief:

https://www.freepik.com/author/soularts

He/she stole my whole portfolio from Envato, and there are many other images.


 

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