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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2014, 04:36 »
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In addition your images will be available for free or sold on pirate DVD in the street.
Chinese don't understand our 'problem' with copyright.

This will make absolutely no difference to the availability of pirated content on the street either in Asia or anywhere else. Because all over Asia, and everywhere else, you can already buy pretty much all of the world's stock images in huge pirated collections. And all of that content is already available on the web unofficially anyhow.

The availability of pirated content is not the issue. That is not a battle worth fighting. The issue is about making content easily available in useful ways to users who want or need to find and use that content legitimately. And increasingly companies and organizations in Asia need legitimate content. You cannot buy a licence at the market - and this is about selling content as a service.

All of the world's content is already potentially available free everywhere today. We can all download pirated software, music, movies etc if we choose to. But, increasingly, many of us choose not to. The main reason we choose not to is that today it's much easier to have iTunes, Spotify, Netflix etc.


ShadySue

« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2014, 07:33 »
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The issue is relevent. In a country where copyright is taken very lightly, so that even fewer people are aware of the issues than here, why would companies care if their content is 'legal' or not?
Notwithstanding, it's a new potential market.
Time will tell.

« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2014, 11:16 »
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In a country where copyright is taken very lightly  ..... why would companies care if their content is 'legal' or not?

That's kind of a slur on potential customers throughout the whole region. Movie piracy is widespread in Europe and the USA where copyright is also often "taken very lightly" - but many people in Europe and the USA are also happy to pay for content. Content piracy is certainly widespread in Asia. But in many ways, the levels of piracy are probably a reflection of the sheer amount of work which gets done. And piracy represents a potential market  - eg Napster begat iTunes and Spotify.

There are growing numbers of serious professionals who will be needing properly licensed content. The same as everywhere else. And Chinese companies are trading out of the whole Asia region and throughout the world. Corporates and professionals are not going to be getting their content on crappy DVDs from the night market for the most part. The local photocopying shop is not doing their graphics and they are not all turning out rubbish for ebay. There are also huge numbers of US and European companies working directly out of China and the region. And many more represented as clients. Also international governmental organisations, NGOs etc etc. It all represents a market for legitimate content.

ShadySue

« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2014, 11:19 »
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In a country where copyright is taken very lightly  ..... why would companies care if their content is 'legal' or not?
That's kind of a slur on potential customers throughout the whole region.
Not a bit. I was careful to say, 'in a country' rather than name any particular country.

« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2014, 11:23 »
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In a country where copyright is taken very lightly  ..... why would companies care if their content is 'legal' or not?
That's kind of a slur on potential customers throughout the whole region.
Not a bit. I was careful to say, 'in a country' rather than name any particular country.

On a thread about China.

ShadySue

« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2014, 11:30 »
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"time will tell".

Though even time won't tell us, as any sales will be hidden "in your stats under the Partner Program royalty category for content that is available on Thinkstock and GI sales royalty category for content available on Getty Image".

The opacity is getting ever denser.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2014, 12:39 by ShadySue »

« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2014, 22:07 »
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Hahaha
I'm Chinese.
We can not open istock website since last year. I have to use a VPN to keep the conection.
God knows why our goverment block istock (and getty) outside the country.Maybe nude photos?
Anyway,chinese market is not ripe. I don't know if it's good or not to open this new site to sell istock photos here.
But what is sure is , fotomore and its chinese name are very cheap, aren't they?


 

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