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« on: September 26, 2017, 10:40 »
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I've been on assignment for a while... when I came back - I found out iStock is still selling my assets, but there's no communication with my account or the site "ESP"

I sent an email... and they said it would take ten days to figure it out?

Is iStock / Getty stealing content now?

Is it time for a contributor class action lawsuit?


ShadySue

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 11:07 »
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ESP has been running all of this year, and we got plenty of notice of it for months before it began, so that was a nice long assignment.

Why are you surprised that iS is "still selling" your content - had you ended your agreement with them and requested your portfolio be removed?

If not, wait out your ten days and chillax
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNmIQX_ImgM
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 11:13 by ShadySue »

« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 11:53 »
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ShadySue... your name fits very well, you're extremely unhelpful - do you work for them or something?

lol

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 12:03 »
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ShadySue... your name fits very well, you're extremely unhelpful - do you work for them or something?

lol


How is that unhelpful?
I do NOT work for them, as you'd know if you'd done any sort of checking.

You have clearly not been in any sort of contact with iS for a year, the first email telling us about the move to ESP was last September. For months after that, it was all over their forum, and also here on msg, as a little effort on your part here would have shown you (as you didn't bother to sign up with ESP back then, it's true you can't currently access their new forum).

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=iStock+ESP

You are speculatively accusing iS of stealing your content, yet when I asked if you had ended your contract with them (otherwise why would you be surprised that they were selling your content?) you say I'm unhelpful, yet didn't answer the question. You haven't bothered to find out what's going on and you immediately start shooting off about class action lawsuits. Geez!

You're on your own now. Have fun!
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 12:06 by ShadySue »

Clair Voyant

« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 12:24 »
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ShadySue... your name fits very well, you're extremely unhelpful - do you work for them or something?

lol


How is that unhelpful?
I do NOT work for them, as you'd know if you'd done any sort of checking.

You have clearly not been in any sort of contact with iS for a year, the first email telling us about the move to ESP was last September. For months after that, it was all over their forum, and also here on msg, as a little effort on your part here would have shown you (as you didn't bother to sign up with ESP back then, it's true you can't currently access their new forum).

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=iStock+ESP

You are speculatively accusing iS of stealing your content, yet when I asked if you had ended your contract with them (otherwise why would you be surprised that they were selling your content?) you say I'm unhelpful, yet didn't answer the question. You haven't bothered to find out what's going on and you immediately start shooting off about class action lawsuits. Geez!

You're on your own now. Have fun!


I find it amazing how many people on this forum don't read anything in detail, or apply themselves attentively and diligently only to spend more time moaning about sh!te than it would have taken to read and absorb.

« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 16:39 »
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I've been on assignment for a while... when I came back - I found out iStock is still selling my assets, but there's no communication with my account or the site "ESP"

I sent an email... and they said it would take ten days to figure it out?

Is iStock / Getty stealing content now?

Is it time for a contributor class action lawsuit?

Not sure how you can have an account and at the same time accuse them of stealing your assets? If you uploaded, they can sell them. Or did you close your account like Sue asked you?

ESP is nothing but the new access point for contributors, which they did announce a year ago. Is iStock a partner to someplace else? You haven't provided much in the way of details, which makes it difficult to figure out what is wrong?

From IS newsletter email last year.

ESP

There are a ton of benefits coming with ESP all of which add up to faster time to market for your content and more time for you to focus on what you do best: creating new content:

    You can easily submit content to us in batches, which can maximize your contents salability and placement.
    Uploading in batch allows you to include all the images from a photo shoot and apply metadata across the entire batch.
    The success of future Search plans will depend on strong file sistering and similars, which are created with batch submission.
    Files that may have previously been rejected for Signature+ without the context of an entire shoot can now be considered as a whole.
    ESP brings better inspection tools so you can expect faster inspection times.
    The improved feedback loop, which should lead to fewer rejections and more opportunities to revise your submissions.


 

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