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xst

« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2010, 14:50 »
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It's not as simple as an e-mail expressing intention to go exclusive.  You must send termination notice to all other agencies. 

Read the beginning of this topic and about halfway through...it shows you the content of the pdf that you must fill out with your request for exclusivity.

Apparently their e-mail and pdf awkwardly composed.
Ive send form back to Istock with list of agencies and wrote that no agency requires advance notification.
And that Ive stopped uploading to DT to start 6 month time-out.

I attached notification to only one small agency that requires advance request

IS had no problem with this.


KB

« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2010, 16:13 »
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Ive send form back to Istock with list of agencies and wrote that no agency requires advance notification.

There's actually an agency that states you have to give them advance notice that you will be closing your account? It must be one I don't contribute to, as I've never heard of this before.

xst

« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2010, 16:25 »
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Ive send form back to Istock with list of agencies and wrote that no agency requires advance notification.

There's actually an agency that states you have to give them advance notice that you will be closing your account? It must be one I don't contribute to, as I've never heard of this before.

Its Mom and pop store,
catreing to very specific market.

I'll keep some content with them on RM basis

KB

« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2010, 16:29 »
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Ive send form back to Istock with list of agencies and wrote that no agency requires advance notification.

There's actually an agency that states you have to give them advance notice that you will be closing your account? It must be one I don't contribute to, as I've never heard of this before.

Its Mom and pop store,
catreing to very specific market.

I'll keep some content with them on RM basis
Interesting.

Good luck with exclusivity; I hope it works out well for you.

« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2010, 16:32 »
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Its Mom and pop store,
catreing to very specific market.

I'll keep some content with them on RM basis

If it's RM then you can leave them there __ exclusivity is only about RF.

xst

« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2010, 16:42 »
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Its Mom and pop store,
catreing to very specific market.

I'll keep some content with them on RM basis

If it's RM then you can leave them there __ exclusivity is only about RF.

I have some RF with them as well.

lisafx

« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2010, 16:44 »
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Very good info, Mocker.  Thanks for sharing it :)

« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2010, 19:19 »
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Hey everyone,

I have an update on this for anyone in the position of considering going exclusive before the deadline.

First, we have moved back the deadline for making the decision to go exclusive from January 11 to January 31, 2010 because there was some confusion around what was required.

Second, we wanted to clear up the confusion. You do not need to remove your content from all other sites prior to the (new) January 31 deadline. You only need to agree to a timeline and provide applicable evidence that will result in having all your content removed from all other sites by August 1, 2010 in order to be eligible for being grandfathered into the next canister level.

In other words, if your content is obligated to be held by one site for several more months you do not need to remove your content from other sites that do not have that requirement until it gets closer to the date at which time all your content can be removed from all sites so that you will be eligible to go exclusive.

Please direct any additional questions to contributor relations ([email protected]).

« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2010, 19:27 »
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Thats great news, Rob. Thanks for extending the deadline and clearing up the confusion.

« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2010, 19:41 »
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Crystal clear.  Nice job, Rob.

« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2010, 19:59 »
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Cheers Rob __ much appreciated (and take a Heart too!).

« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2010, 20:45 »
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... provide applicable evidence that will result in having all your content removed from all other sites by August 1, 2010...

Not so clear for me. Sorry!

What do you mean by "provide applicable evidence"?  Do you mean we must notify all other agencies that images will be removed? 

lisafx

« Reply #62 on: January 09, 2010, 17:27 »
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What do you mean by "provide applicable evidence"?  Do you mean we must notify all other agencies that images will be removed? 

I believe you only have to give notice to the companies that put a hold on your images.  The others you can remove any time, so no need for 6 months advance notice.

KB

« Reply #63 on: January 09, 2010, 18:23 »
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What do you mean by "provide applicable evidence"?  Do you mean we must notify all other agencies that images will be removed? 

I believe you only have to give notice to the companies that put a hold on your images.  The others you can remove any time, so no need for 6 months advance notice.
I wonder what the reasoning would be for giving notice? DT isn't going to care that someone tells them they are going to leave in x months, once their latest UL is > 6 months old.  Strange (to me, anyway).

« Reply #64 on: January 09, 2010, 21:24 »
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If anyone had RF at Alamy you have to give them 6 months notice and the image can only be removed after that 6 months has expired. I don't recall if it's for sale during that time, but it's not down and sales can be completed during the 6 months from the time of notice.

Perhaps that's the sort of situation Rob is referring to?

KB

« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2010, 22:38 »
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That sounds like it, Jo Ann. Thanks.
If anyone had RF at Alamy you have to give them 6 months notice and the image can only be removed after that 6 months has expired. I don't recall if it's for sale during that time, but it's not down and sales can be completed during the 6 months from the time of notice.

Perhaps that's the sort of situation Rob is referring to?

« Reply #66 on: January 11, 2010, 23:00 »
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What do you mean by "provide applicable evidence"?  Do you mean we must notify all other agencies that images will be removed? 

I believe you only have to give notice to the companies that put a hold on your images.  The others you can remove any time, so no need for 6 months advance notice.

Correct. Thanks!

« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2010, 00:33 »
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What do you mean by "provide applicable evidence"?  Do you mean we must notify all other agencies that images will be removed? 

I believe you only have to give notice to the companies that put a hold on your images.  The others you can remove any time, so no need for 6 months advance notice.

Correct. Thanks!

Thanks!

« Reply #68 on: January 12, 2010, 04:18 »
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Wouldn't it just have been easier to say if you go exclusive by August you get SJlocke's special "canister grandfathering" option.

 If you don't go exclusive by that date then you don't get it. end of story.

???

« Reply #69 on: January 12, 2010, 08:43 »
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Wouldn't it just have been easier to say if you go exclusive by August you get SJlocke's special "canister grandfathering" option.

 If you don't go exclusive by that date then you don't get it. end of story.

???


Just my thoughts.

lisafx

« Reply #70 on: January 12, 2010, 11:31 »
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If anyone had RF at Alamy you have to give them 6 months notice and the image can only be removed after that 6 months has expired. I don't recall if it's for sale during that time, but it's not down and sales can be completed during the 6 months from the time of notice.

Wow.  I didn't realize this about Alamy.  Good info to have.


vonkara

« Reply #71 on: January 12, 2010, 11:45 »
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If anyone had RF at Alamy you have to give them 6 months notice and the image can only be removed after that 6 months has expired. I don't recall if it's for sale during that time, but it's not down and sales can be completed during the 6 months from the time of notice.


Wow.  I didn't realize this about Alamy.  Good info to have.


I removed mine by copying the account termination term. I think it have been removed in 1 month, but I don't remember if I uploaded there in the last 6 months though. Look at this I found it

20. Termination
20.1 You may terminate this contract:
20.1.1 on 45 days prior notice to Alamy at any time;
20.1.2 immediately by written notice to Alamy if Alamy:

http://www.alamy.com/contributor/contract/default.asp
Hope this help

Edit: I also got my account balance even if I didn't reach the payout limit  ;) Common Lisa Go Exclusive!!
« Last Edit: January 12, 2010, 11:59 by Vonkara »

lisafx

« Reply #72 on: January 12, 2010, 11:58 »
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Thanks Vonkara.  Good info.  This is what I had found and was acting on:

1.3.4 Delete any Images after one hundred and eighty (180) days notice. On image deletion Alamy will cease to grant Licences for the Image so deleted (but without prejudice to any Licences which may subsequently be granted for Images already downloaded).

I guess the 6 month notice is for image removal if you are keeping your account active, not terminating it. 

I would like to keep Alamy for posting RM images, so I guess I should go with the 6 month notice.

Hypothetically, of course ;)

vonkara

« Reply #73 on: January 12, 2010, 12:06 »
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I decided to terminate my account as I only had RF at Alamy. I am planning to send all my images that aren't RF there as Editorial RM. Shortly I will start a new one with only those Editorial RM.

This way I didn't loose time with the exclusive process. Because none of the images I had on Alamy will be the same as the new account I will create

bittersweet

« Reply #74 on: January 12, 2010, 13:19 »
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Wouldn't it just have been easier to say if you go exclusive by August you get SJlocke's special "canister grandfathering" option.

 If you don't go exclusive by that date then you don't get it. end of story.

???


Probably because experience tells us that come August, there will be wails from all the folks who "wanted" to go exclusive but can't because of the waiting period at whatever site ... and couldn't special exceptions be made so that they can become exclusive as soon as their waiting periods are up and still get grandfathered in??

Come on now... you know it's true.  ;)


 

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