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Author Topic: How iStock / Getty Images sell portfolios of contributors  (Read 934 times)

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« on: March 30, 2022, 01:51 »
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The full story of how iStock/Getty Images sells photos of its contributors can be found on Microstockgroup here:
https://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/gettyimagesistock-canva-sinking-boats-in-microstock-sea/

I'll add the following.
It's been quite a while since I cancelled my contract with iStock/Getty Images
But since at least one of their "partner sites" was still selling or is selling my portfolio on, I sent a ticket to iStock, 12/22/2021.
iStock promised to address this, specifically here:
2/19/2022 6:40:16 AM
I have relayed this message to our partner team and I am waiting for a reconfirmation of removal of your files. Looking forward to touching base with you soon, Claudette


Ticket was closed by Getty on 3/20/2022 with no reply.
Neither Claudette nor anyone else at Getty has confirmed that my portfolio was indeed subsequently withdrawn.
It is likely that this iStock/Getty Images activity is still continuing.
The proceeds from the secretly sold and freely given away photographs from my portfolio have been retained by iStock/Getty and are likely to continue to be retained by them.


 

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