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Ron

« Reply #850 on: May 09, 2014, 02:25 »
+8
Microsoft and Google got hit hard by the EU enforcing their laws and ended up paying billions in fines. If you are a US company and you are doing business in Europe as eu.fotolia.com I am not sure if they get away with playing dumb. I would make http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ aware of the issue.


I would have thought that the US must have similar laws to Europe regarding Copy Right


It's not an ordinary copyright issue, though, is it? It's about the precise extent of the rights you pass to someone you ask to act as a salesman of your work. Can that person automatically assume the right to sub-contract sales to another party on different terms?
Exactly, and the response the EU gave seems that FT is breaking EU laws. Now how do we get that looked into by the right people?


« Reply #851 on: May 09, 2014, 02:59 »
+7
I made a screen grab of what I posted on KelbyOne's Facebook page saying what I thought about them promoting the DPC - I'm assuming they'll remove the comment.




Equally disappointed with them. Told them so on their FB page.
Thanks JoAnn for bringing this to our attention. As of this morning (CET), your comment was still there.

« Reply #852 on: May 09, 2014, 05:45 »
+26
Yes they sell for $1 which is quite good price for customers.
BUT,
They are selling OUR photos.
We can STOP them IF we want.
Don't forget that CONTENT is more important than the price.
SO LET'S STOP THEM
CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT


EmberMike

« Reply #853 on: May 09, 2014, 08:23 »
+2
deleted...
« Last Edit: May 09, 2014, 15:13 by EmberMike »

« Reply #854 on: May 09, 2014, 08:30 »
+29
today 10.772 deactivated

Shelma1

« Reply #855 on: May 09, 2014, 08:57 »
+23
Finally got in...and opted out.  8)

« Reply #856 on: May 09, 2014, 12:46 »
+20
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 21:22 by tickstock »

« Reply #857 on: May 09, 2014, 13:08 »
+24
I opted out my 887 files  >:(

« Reply #858 on: May 09, 2014, 13:46 »
+26
I've closed my FT account.

It was only a small port but I feel a little better for it, all the same.

EDIT: I told them that the DPC was a factor in my decision too.

« Reply #859 on: May 09, 2014, 16:22 »
+22
1054 files out dpc

« Reply #860 on: May 09, 2014, 18:55 »
+22
Opted out my small portfolio (180 files)

« Reply #861 on: May 09, 2014, 20:00 »
+24
Opted out. 861 files. YES!

« Reply #862 on: May 11, 2014, 11:42 »
+18
Judging by the statistics on this site: http://stockalliance.org/ru/imagestats.html, it would appear quite a lot of contributors have opted out of DPC recently.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 11:51 by Svetlana »

« Reply #863 on: May 11, 2014, 16:51 »
0
Judging by the statistics on this site: http://stockalliance.org/ru/imagestats.html, it would appear quite a lot of contributors have opted out of DPC recently.


Great! Can you explain what is stockalliance.org ? Thx

« Reply #864 on: May 11, 2014, 23:28 »
+6
Great! Can you explain what is stockalliance.org ? Thx
Initially, the creator of the website planned to provide a simple "alarm button" service, where contributors who want to be notified if something like DPC "happens" can leave their e-mail addresses. Then he decided to add more useful features, so at the moment there are some statistics and a small forum, and there will be more (for the moment only in Russian, but in the future the site will be translated into some other languages). I guess I'd better just quote the "About the project" page.

About the project
StockAlliance services aim at uniting all the contributors of the world into a unified network for notifying and informing, while providing various services to make their work more convenient. StockAlliance services include:

IDLast.info - a service for defining the time when the uploaded works are being processed by Shutterstock.com and using the technique for uploading one file to "reserve a place in the queue" and then uploading the rest of the files just before the first file is to be processed by SS inspectors (so that the other files have newer ids and appear higher in search results).
StockAlliance forum - a place where any microstock-related and other topics can be freely discussed.
"Alarm Button" service (in development) - for urgently informing all the participants about unexpected events
Stockalliance.org (in development) - a description and news of microstocks, analytics, test purchase operations and much more.

« Reply #865 on: May 12, 2014, 02:41 »
+4
Great! Can you explain what is stockalliance.org ? Thx
Initially, the creator of the website planned to provide a simple "alarm button" service, where contributors who want to be notified if something like DPC "happens" can leave their e-mail addresses. Then he decided to add more useful features, so at the moment there are some statistics and a small forum, and there will be more (for the moment only in Russian, but in the future the site will be translated into some other languages). I guess I'd better just quote the "About the project" page.

About the project
StockAlliance services aim at uniting all the contributors of the world into a unified network for notifying and informing, while providing various services to make their work more convenient. StockAlliance services include:

IDLast.info - a service for defining the time when the uploaded works are being processed by Shutterstock.com and using the technique for uploading one file to "reserve a place in the queue" and then uploading the rest of the files just before the first file is to be processed by SS inspectors (so that the other files have newer ids and appear higher in search results).
StockAlliance forum - a place where any microstock-related and other topics can be freely discussed.
"Alarm Button" service (in development) - for urgently informing all the participants about unexpected events
Stockalliance.org (in development) - a description and news of microstocks, analytics, test purchase operations and much more.

thank you for explaining! Sounds good if we have an fast information service we can give imediatly strong answers to the agencies!

fotorob

  • I am a professional stock photographer

« Reply #866 on: May 12, 2014, 02:50 »
+1
I am confused why suddenly the site shows different projects that are related to stockalliance.org.

In the Google cache I found that in March 2014 there have been three big illegal WAREZ sites involved, see screenshot attached:

Dook

« Reply #867 on: May 12, 2014, 03:21 »
+5
Great! Can you explain what is stockalliance.org ? Thx
Initially, the creator of the website planned to provide a simple "alarm button" service, where contributors who want to be notified if something like DPC "happens" can leave their e-mail addresses. Then he decided to add more useful features, so at the moment there are some statistics and a small forum, and there will be more (for the moment only in Russian, but in the future the site will be translated into some other languages). I guess I'd better just quote the "About the project" page.

About the project
StockAlliance services aim at uniting all the contributors of the world into a unified network for notifying and informing, while providing various services to make their work more convenient. StockAlliance services include:

IDLast.info - a service for defining the time when the uploaded works are being processed by Shutterstock.com and using the technique for uploading one file to "reserve a place in the queue" and then uploading the rest of the files just before the first file is to be processed by SS inspectors (so that the other files have newer ids and appear higher in search results).
StockAlliance forum - a place where any microstock-related and other topics can be freely discussed.
"Alarm Button" service (in development) - for urgently informing all the participants about unexpected events
Stockalliance.org (in development) - a description and news of microstocks, analytics, test purchase operations and much more.

Great to see DPC going down in terms of portfolio size!

ginasanders

« Reply #868 on: May 12, 2014, 04:14 »
+3
I am confused why suddenly the site shows different projects that are related to stockalliance.org.

In the Google cache I found that in March 2014 there have been three big illegal WAREZ sites involved, see screenshot attached:

This is very interesting!

« Reply #869 on: May 12, 2014, 04:17 »
+16
+ 1 Opted out DPC

« Reply #870 on: May 12, 2014, 04:33 »
-3
I am confused why suddenly the site shows different projects that are related to stockalliance.org.

In the Google cache I found that in March 2014 there have been three big illegal WAREZ sites involved, see screenshot attached:

From start stockalliance.org site was created with cooperation with some stockers. We've had idea to share stocker's works which have bad/no sales on some warez sites to prevent piracy of works this stockers. So we've had good results from this but we need to close this idea due to no enough time to continue this.

At this moment i'm planning to transform this site (because domain name sounds good :) ) to stock portal with news, alarm button, microstock's analyse and "test purchases" from microstocks. English translation will be available later, after main functions of site will be created.

Lev

« Reply #871 on: May 12, 2014, 04:39 »
+8
We've had idea to share stocker's works which have bad/no sales on some warez sites to prevent piracy...

am i the only one who sees a nonsense here?

« Reply #872 on: May 12, 2014, 05:01 »
-3
We've had idea to share stocker's works which have bad/no sales on some warez sites to prevent piracy...

am i the only one who sees a nonsense here?

Not only. But, the fact that we observed a 90% reduction in piracy of the project participants.

Lev

« Reply #873 on: May 12, 2014, 05:08 »
+6
fotoramka,
 
as far as i've read on russian forum, you are an employee of WAREZ site and do not even deny it.

i found it very surreal now to see WAREZ people who steal and re-distribute our works for free, pretending to fight for content providers rights.

from what i see now, pirates are trying to make some sort of "stock alliance".

sounds like breaking news for community.

« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 05:12 by dolgachov »

« Reply #874 on: May 12, 2014, 05:18 »
+4
No, it isn't true. I'm employee of fileshare and work with DMCA abuses so my work - to help delete piracy files from file-shares. I haven't any relations with warez sites.

Lev, i understand that you and some of your colleagues targeted to blacken this project, because you and your colleagues will lose part of your audience in future if our project will popular, but in fact - it will made anyway, free, honest and independent.

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