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« Reply #100 on: June 02, 2008, 16:58 »
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One last comment from me and I'll shut up - promise.

Here is the basics off iStock,

Does that cover all of my files?
Exclusivity only covers your royalty-free stock files. iStock does not require Exclusivity for:
Rights-managed files with other organizations
Personal portfolio sites
Work for hire/editorial work contracts
Prints for sale
Prints, t-shirts and the like produced on art-only sites such as cafepress.com


I have done work for hire contracts for RF agencies and I transfered ownership to those companies. I shoot, they  then purchase the shoot from me on a per images basis. They then sell the images as RF and I never see another penny.  Now, am I doing work for hire or am I doing RF? If I am doing work for hire, why can't I sell my images to a spouse. She gets the income and you can bet I'll never see another penny again.


lisafx

« Reply #101 on: June 02, 2008, 17:24 »
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Zeus, are you volunteering to be a test case?  Good luck with that.  Let us know how it works out for you ;)

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #102 on: June 05, 2008, 18:21 »
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Well, it has been a week but not quite 'or so' yet. Where's the update with magical exclusivity stuff you teases?

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #103 on: June 05, 2008, 18:26 »
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Holy crap. Five minutes after the last post and I get an email from them. Doesn't look like actual detail but just another tease.
------------------------------->

3 weeks of Exclusive prestige


Going Exclusive at iStock is getting sweeter over the next 3 weeks. Maybe you just became eligible, or just can't bring yourself to commit. Now's the time to take the plunge. We'll be announcing increased benefits for all of our Exclusive members throughout June (no, it's not a raise, but it's really good). First though, we're going to have a contest for all of you still on the fence.

Week one: Fly away with iStock

Take the Exclusive plunge before August 8th and you'll be automatically entered in a draw for one of 2 all-expenses-paid trips to an upcoming iStockalypse. Choose to visit your fellow iStockers in Germany this fall, or sneak into the Diamondlypse in Seattle in August. See all the details here.

We'll be announcing new perks for all of Exclusive contributors over the next few weeks. Go Exclusive now and be there to get the benefits. You may even win a vacation

« Reply #104 on: June 05, 2008, 18:45 »
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Yep, got he email too!
Now click on the link on the bottom for more details........(click)......... "You do not have permissions to view this page." 
They're trying to seduce us with dirty tricks. What . is there? A secret exclusive forum or something?

« Reply #105 on: June 05, 2008, 19:02 »
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There is an exclusive only forum and although it isn't talked about much it isn't supposed to be kept a secret.

Yep, got he email too!
Now click on the link on the bottom for more details........(click)......... "You do not have permissions to view this page." 
They're trying to seduce us with dirty tricks. What . is there? A secret exclusive forum or something?

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #106 on: June 05, 2008, 19:06 »
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So they send us a tease email, that is then followed up by a tease announcement, that is linked to a tease page that only exclusives have access to. I hate stuff like this because it does interest me more.

Whatever. It's not a raise so I can't imagine what it could be that's earthshaking. I was planning on going exclusive in the next month anyway. Oh well.

« Reply #107 on: June 05, 2008, 19:19 »
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Holy crap. Five minutes after the last post and I get an email from them. Doesn't look like actual detail but just another tease.
------------------------------->

3 weeks of Exclusive prestige


Going Exclusive at iStock is getting sweeter over the next 3 weeks. Maybe you just became eligible, or just can't bring yourself to commit. Now's the time to take the plunge. We'll be announcing increased benefits for all of our Exclusive members throughout June (no, it's not a raise, but it's really good). First though, we're going to have a contest for all of you still on the fence.

Week one: Fly away with iStock

Take the Exclusive plunge before August 8th and you'll be automatically entered in a draw for one of 2 all-expenses-paid trips to an upcoming iStockalypse. Choose to visit your fellow iStockers in Germany this fall, or sneak into the Diamondlypse in Seattle in August. See all the details here.

We'll be announcing new perks for all of Exclusive contributors over the next few weeks. Go Exclusive now and be there to get the benefits. You may even win a vacation



Got the same mail, sales at IS for me have decline severly since they went to the subscription deal. I really don't think exclusivity is for me at this time.

« Reply #108 on: June 05, 2008, 20:29 »
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That's something I don't like on istock. All this "keep F5ing, watch out, certain things will happen sometime bla bla" - IMO it's just childish. I'd so like them to announce things when they are ready and worth to be announced. It's been a pretty long time since somebody told me the truth about Christmas and Santa Claus ...

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #109 on: June 05, 2008, 20:45 »
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Truth about Santa Claus? He in trouble or something?

« Reply #110 on: June 05, 2008, 20:47 »
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I really can't figure out what can they do other than a raise to lure more people into exclusivity.

Any ideas?

The non-exclusive upload limits are fine for me.
I don't care that I have to wait 10 days for review of an image.
And I don't think business cards will change my mind either.

I am still thinking of going exclusive just to simplify my life.

« Reply #111 on: June 05, 2008, 21:59 »
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He in trouble or something?

No, he just guy from the neighbourhood mostly bringing unwanted stuff your parents supposed you to like.

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #112 on: June 05, 2008, 22:11 »
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I really can't figure out what can they do other than a raise to lure more people into exclusivity.

Any ideas?

The non-exclusive upload limits are fine for me.
I don't care that I have to wait 10 days for review of an image.
And I don't think business cards will change my mind either.

I am still thinking of going exclusive just to simplify my life.

You probably should care that it takes longer. From what I understand, supposedly, the best match gives preference to images that have higher downloads in a given timeframe. That timeframe starts at the point of upload. If that's all true, that means exclusives automatically get a headstart in the search and potential for downloads, which leads to higher positioning in the best match.

helix7

« Reply #113 on: June 05, 2008, 22:41 »
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So no raise, according to the email, and just some more mostly worthless perks. Sure a vacation is nice, if you're the person to win it. Otherwise this is first of the three new exclusive "benefits" means nothing.

I really wish istock would cut some of these frivilous perks and redirect all that wasted money into a proper raise. I think everyone could do without the business cards, the contest, and the rest of the garbage and would be happier with a better exclusive commission. That would really lure more people into exclusivity than this other junk.


« Reply #114 on: June 05, 2008, 22:48 »
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There is an exclusive only forum and although it isn't talked about much it isn't supposed to be kept a secret.
Its nothing really worth talking about. There has been some discussion on the new business cards that are supposedly coming (Moo cards).

It's weird, but I'm not getting any of these emails trying to entice me into being exclusive.

« Reply #115 on: June 05, 2008, 23:31 »
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Can someone post the link? Id love to see it...

« Reply #116 on: June 06, 2008, 02:07 »
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Just had an email.There first incentive to go exclusive is "fly away with istock".  "Take the Exclusive plunge before August 8th and you'll be automatically entered in a draw for one of 2 all-expenses-paid trips to an upcoming iStockalypse."

No thanks.  A draw to go to one of their meet ups?  They will have to do better than that.  I am still uploading to DT, so unfortunately I have to pass on this amazing opportunity :)

Microbius

« Reply #117 on: June 06, 2008, 02:20 »
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Oh dear, more useless gimmicks from IStock.
I can understand how these lure in the hobbyists etc. but this really isn't going to have any impact on those that do this for a living.

« Reply #118 on: June 06, 2008, 03:53 »
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Can someone post the link? Id love to see it...


Here's the email for anyone that hasn't seen it yet.  :)

 

« Reply #119 on: June 06, 2008, 08:01 »
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Thanks designalldone. Sounds like there's more to come! :)

grp_photo

« Reply #120 on: June 06, 2008, 08:05 »
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He in trouble or something?

No, he just guy from the neighbourhood mostly bringing unwanted stuff your parents supposed you to like.
lol :D

« Reply #121 on: June 06, 2008, 09:10 »
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You probably should care that it takes longer. From what I understand, supposedly, the best match gives preference to images that have higher downloads in a given timeframe. That timeframe starts at the point of upload. If that's all true, that means exclusives automatically get a headstart in the search and potential for downloads, which leads to higher positioning in the best match.

I can remember Steve from StockXpert saying that this timeframe starts at the point of approval on StockXpert, not the point of upload. So I assume it's works on IS the same way! Not sure though.

Microbius

« Reply #122 on: June 06, 2008, 13:18 »
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I think it might not work like that, could explain the low downloads per month on images downloaded on day of review???

« Reply #123 on: June 06, 2008, 13:48 »
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No, on IS it's definately from date of upload which is how the exclusives get their main advantage in the best match


You probably should care that it takes longer. From what I understand, supposedly, the best match gives preference to images that have higher downloads in a given timeframe. That timeframe starts at the point of upload. If that's all true, that means exclusives automatically get a headstart in the search and potential for downloads, which leads to higher positioning in the best match.

I can remember Steve from StockXpert saying that this timeframe starts at the point of approval on StockXpert, not the point of upload. So I assume it's works on IS the same way! Not sure though.

« Reply #124 on: June 06, 2008, 22:52 »
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....... even I got one...   I would imagine that this was just some generic  bulk mail.  I can't see IS  actively seeking my exclusitivity....  really...
 8)=tom


 

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