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« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2013, 19:37 »
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Could this spread to the other agencies as well?  :-\
I found a ShutterStock image, that was not on Getty or IS


ShadySue

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« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2013, 19:38 »
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Could this spread to the other agencies as well?  :-\
Of course, if they see iStock getting off with it.

« Reply #77 on: January 10, 2013, 19:40 »
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Is it possible that it is on Thinkstock or used to be at iStock but has been deactivated?

Indies who were at StockXpert are in the Hemera collection at Thinkstock

« Reply #78 on: January 10, 2013, 19:45 »
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I'm pretty sure other agencies are involved with Googe Drive Stock. I was able to download these high resolution files by Yuri Arcurs and I could not find them at iStockPhoto using the Google image finder tool.

1. http://kga.me/pics/Free-stock-photo-by-Yuri-Arcurs-at-Google-Drive-1.jpg
2. http://kga.me/pics/Free-stock-photo-by-Yuri-Arcurs-at-Google-Drive-2.jpg
3. http://kga.me/pics/Free-stock-photo-by-Yuri-Arcurs-at-Google-Drive-3.jpg

« Reply #79 on: January 10, 2013, 19:45 »
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The only way to get their attention is if people stop contributing and pulling their work and denying them the exorbitant share of income that they clearly do not deserve.


That's one way, but I think the legal option would be more effective.
Honestly, when things have blown up in the past talks of litigation have often come up with no action. All of us are spread out around the globe with no clear organization like a union and no leader. Who will pay for the legal action? How will funds be raised? Who would administer all of that? Who would organize everything? Who has that kind of time and money? I hope this time around I'm proven wrong.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2013, 20:20 by jsmithzz »

« Reply #80 on: January 10, 2013, 19:52 »
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I'm pretty sure other agencies are involved with Googe Drive Stock. I was able to download these high resolution files by Yuri Arcurs and I could not find them at iStockPhoto using the Google image finder tool.

1. http://kga.me/pics/Free-stock-photo-by-Yuri-Arcurs-at-Google-Drive-1.jpg
2. http://kga.me/pics/Free-stock-photo-by-Yuri-Arcurs-at-Google-Drive-2.jpg
3. http://kga.me/pics/Free-stock-photo-by-Yuri-Arcurs-at-Google-Drive-3.jpg
Interesting, All the images have a ThinkStock image #
« Last Edit: January 10, 2013, 19:54 by cmannphoto »

« Reply #81 on: January 10, 2013, 19:54 »
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CMicare

"We will come back on this tomorrow. Clearly there are a lot of questions that need answering and a lot to explore here. I just wanted to let you know that we will need at least several more hours to give you the clear picture and information, solutions etc. We know you are waiting so no more reminders are needed about the fact that you are waiting.

I honestly understand why we see so many of those reminders in this string, I am aware that you have been patient about a good number of things for quite some time. For that I am sorry.  We are working on this--see you tomorrow."

= It's going to take a while for me to heat up this red hot poker.

Thanks very much, Debbie, for posting these replies here so we don't have to wade through the Istock thread to find them. 

And LOVING your extra commentaries at the bottom ;D

- Thanks Lisa, I don't know that my comments are helpful, but I'm frustrated beyond belief and so grateful that there is MSG so I can see what other people are thinking and vent a little too.   :P

« Reply #82 on: January 10, 2013, 19:55 »
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The Yuri images are at photos.com - in the partner program. Thinkstock was the place Google told people to go look when asking for suggestions for stock images

« Reply #83 on: January 10, 2013, 19:59 »
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The Yuri images are at photos.com - in the partner program. Thinkstock was the place Google told people to go look when asking for suggestions for stock images
Interesting that both ThinkStock and Photos.com use the same file#s for the same image
« Last Edit: January 10, 2013, 20:02 by cmannphoto »

« Reply #84 on: January 10, 2013, 20:01 »
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I bet Picturengine is looking pretty good right now, huh?

« Reply #85 on: January 10, 2013, 20:02 »
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"New kinds of opportunities" - lol. Nice.

Quite excited to see how they are going to spin this.

So am I. They've had all day to respond to this and still no-one, at either Getty or Istock, has got a clue what's going on. Beautiful!

We're not unwittingly on some reality TV programme here are we? F*cking seems like it. Another day, another self-induced disaster at Istock.

« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2013, 20:08 »
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I can't remember - was that quote:

We get it, you guys are mad. And reading the forums for the past year has made it clear that some of you think we are lazy, incompetent, greedy or uncaring. Rebecca Rockafellar

or was it:

We get it, you guys are mad. And reading the forums for the past year has made it clear that some of you think we are lazy, incompetent, greedy and uncaring. Rebecca Rockafellar


ShadySue

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« Reply #88 on: January 10, 2013, 20:14 »
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We're not unwittingly on some reality TV programme here are we?

Funny you should say that. There's a UK soap called EastEnders that I watched for too many years. No matter how bad a plot I thought up from the pov of the characters, they always thought up worse.

I see a parallel.

« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2013, 20:18 »
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In the iStock thread, one contributor has a Getty license for the image of his he found there  'Premium Access Time Limited' sale to 'Google eCommerce and Google Drive'.

So there is a license where Getty allows this kind of thing? He didn't say how much, but in an earlier note on that page said the amount now seemed laughable given what they were doing, so he clearly didn't grasp what this premium access really meant.

Now makes me worry that neither SS nor 123rf will give us the details of what rights they sell with these custom licenses. I wouldn't agree to a license that permitted unlimited giveaways of an image I was selling (or trying to) but when they don't spell out what they're doing, we're supposed to just trust them.

After a debacle like this, I'm unnerved about even the other agencies I previously felt mostly OK about.

The contributor posted the amount. I almost can't believe it - $12

Getty thinks it's OK to let the world download the image for free for $12. I know I've said many times that Jonathan Klein has little respect for any photographer but absolutely none for microstock contributors - he has repeatedly dissed us in interviews. But that is truly and utterly an insane amount to pay for this giveaway of copyrighted content.

Shame on Getty.


I had 10 of those on October 31th, they were added into the PP for that day but they have Getty Images written there, I believe I don't have anything at GI ;D


« Reply #90 on: January 10, 2013, 20:19 »
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what!!!

http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/08/09/google-wants-you-to-help-stock-its-google-drive-stock-images-library/

Go to www.thinkstock.com and search for images, or browse through them by category. Using the form below, submit the item numbers (linked underneath each image) for up to 10 images youd like to nominate for use in your documents, presentations,  spreadsheets. Well use your ideas to create and curate the next generation of our stock image library.

Does that mean they will purchase them or just ask for them

fritz

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« Reply #91 on: January 10, 2013, 20:33 »
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More info on this deal

"The free stock photos found on Google Drive are a crowd sourcing initiative instigated by Google. Over 6 months ago, Google posted on their blog that they wanted Google Drive users to send in their favorite photos from Thinkstock. The Google community of users saw photo contributions as an opportunity and donated their own photos to the free stock photo option. The result is over 5,000 free photos on Google Drive for you use. How magical is that. IN a review of the quality of the free stock photos found on Google Drive, it seems the selection process from contributing photographers must have been rigorous, as the photos are great!"

I'm flattered 1 out of 5000 images is mine >:(  Tks a lot Istock. How magical is that?

« Reply #92 on: January 10, 2013, 20:37 »
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More info on this deal

"The free stock photos found on Google Drive are a crowd sourcing initiative instigated by Google. Over 6 months ago, Google posted on their blog that they wanted Google Drive users to send in their favorite photos from Thinkstock. The Google community of users saw photo contributions as an opportunity and donated their own photos to the free stock photo option. The result is over 5,000 free photos on Google Drive for you use. How magical is that. IN a review of the quality of the free stock photos found on Google Drive, it seems the selection process from contributing photographers must have been rigorous, as the photos are great!"

I'm flattered 1 out of 5000 images is mine >:(  Tks a lot Istock. How magical is that?

You need to provide a link to the source of what you've quoted. Who is it by and from where?

« Reply #93 on: January 10, 2013, 20:38 »
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I can't remember - was that quote:

We get it, you guys are mad. And reading the forums for the past year has made it clear that some of you think we are lazy, incompetent, greedy or uncaring. Rebecca Rockafellar

or was it:

We get it, you guys are mad. And reading the forums for the past year has made it clear that some of you think we are lazy, incompetent, greedy and uncaring. Rebecca Rockafellar

As I see it, we can only safely eliminate the term 'lazy', because the certainly have been busy gobbling up cash and screwing their contributors.

« Reply #94 on: January 10, 2013, 20:39 »
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More info on this deal

"The free stock photos found on Google Drive are a crowd sourcing initiative instigated by Google. Over 6 months ago, Google posted on their blog that they wanted Google Drive users to send in their favorite photos from Thinkstock. The Google community of users saw photo contributions as an opportunity and donated their own photos to the free stock photo option. The result is over 5,000 free photos on Google Drive for you use. How magical is that. IN a review of the quality of the free stock photos found on Google Drive, it seems the selection process from contributing photographers must have been rigorous, as the photos are great!"

I'm flattered 1 out of 5000 images is mine >:(  Tks a lot Istock. How magical is that?


You need to provide a link to the source of what you've quoted. Who is it by and from where?
Same as the link above
http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/08/09/google-wants-you-to-help-stock-its-google-drive-stock-images-library/

« Reply #95 on: January 10, 2013, 20:40 »
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« Reply #96 on: January 10, 2013, 20:41 »
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More info on this deal

"The free stock photos found on Google Drive are a crowd sourcing initiative instigated by Google. Over 6 months ago, Google posted on their blog that they wanted Google Drive users to send in their favorite photos from Thinkstock. The Google community of users saw photo contributions as an opportunity and donated their own photos to the free stock photo option. The result is over 5,000 free photos on Google Drive for you use. How magical is that. IN a review of the quality of the free stock photos found on Google Drive, it seems the selection process from contributing photographers must have been rigorous, as the photos are great!"

I'm flattered 1 out of 5000 images is mine >:(  Tks a lot Istock. How magical is that?


You need to provide a link to the source of what you've quoted. Who is it by and from where?
Same as the link above
http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/08/09/google-wants-you-to-help-stock-its-google-drive-stock-images-library/


That link doesn't contain that quote.

fritz

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« Reply #97 on: January 10, 2013, 20:43 »
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More info on this deal

"The free stock photos found on Google Drive are a crowd sourcing initiative instigated by Google. Over 6 months ago, Google posted on their blog that they wanted Google Drive users to send in their favorite photos from Thinkstock. The Google community of users saw photo contributions as an opportunity and donated their own photos to the free stock photo option. The result is over 5,000 free photos on Google Drive for you use. How magical is that. IN a review of the quality of the free stock photos found on Google Drive, it seems the selection process from contributing photographers must have been rigorous, as the photos are great!"

I'm flattered 1 out of 5000 images is mine >:(  Tks a lot Istock. How magical is that?


You need to provide a link to the source of what you've quoted. Who is it by and from where?


http://www.dragonblogger.com/google-free-stock-images-2/

« Reply #98 on: January 10, 2013, 20:43 »
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Sorry wrong link, now i can't find it



 

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