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« on: November 14, 2016, 09:34 »
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Based on the results of the poll here and at the Russian group, we've decided to split the difference and ask for an increase of credit royalties to 40%, with subscription royalties staying as they are now. Please sign and share the petition. It's important that we get our message heard.

https://www.change.org/p/jonathan-klein-getty-images-istock-don-t-slash-our-royalties


SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 09:48 »
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Where did you get the industry standard percentage from?

« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 11:25 »
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What happens if they ignore this petition?  I think the only way they would take any notice is if enough of us were willing to take down all our images, otherwise they can get away with ignoring it.  Deactivation day failed a few years ago because people were still making good money with them but now I think the time has come when we need to do more than just sign a petition.

Shelma1

« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 11:35 »
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If they don't respond I will definitely close my account. It won't be much of a loss anyway if their royalty cut goes through.

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 11:52 »
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As much as I agree with this petition it should be much more clear and concise as to whom the royalties affect. It reads as if all contributors are getting this sh!tty deal, and that is not the case. I would have made it clear that this is only for contributors who want the freedoms to place their images on multiple other sites that are getting this sh!tty deal. I wish you luck in this quest as I don't agree with what IS/GI are doing, but on the flip side you should also make the petition more accurate as to whom it is truly having the effect.

For me it's fairly clear what IS/GI is doing, they are really trying to rid the agency of non-exclusives and try to retain exclusives only. Nasty way of doing it, but that is how they play. I am also not clear in where you get your industry standard of 40% for microstock agencies. Very few agencies these days pay that much in royalties, even for the macros that is a bit of a stretch.

I'd love to have my cake and eat it too.

Good luck, hope it works.

« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 12:13 »
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Signed.

« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2016, 12:18 »
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If they don't respond I will definitely close my account. It won't be much of a loss anyway if their royalty cut goes through.
My thought exactly.

« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2016, 14:36 »
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Thanks to all the people who've donated or offered to donate photos, spent time writing, translating, posting petitions, reaching out to organizations, blogging, etc.

« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 02:27 »
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100+! :-*

Lets make some PR for the Petition:
https://www.facebook.com/istock/

PureArt

  • UK
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 05:20 »
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100+! :-*

There are more than 20'000 artists at microstocks (photographers, graphic designers, videographers).
100 is less than 0.5% of contributors.

Why did I tell that? Because of your "!" and " :-*;D

BTW. I signed the petition yesterday.

fritz

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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 06:03 »
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signed

« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 06:43 »
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signed

« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2016, 07:34 »
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signed

Shelma1

« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2016, 08:39 »
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Nearing 200. :)

« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2016, 10:41 »
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What does your iStock income pay for? Rent, mortgage, car payment, food, Starbucks run? Share your story and what you'll have to do to make up the loss in the comments section on the petition. (The world won't see it if you post it here.)

https://www.change.org/p/jonathan-klein-getty-images-istock-don-t-slash-our-royalties

« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2016, 15:09 »
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"total f**king corporate fascists. done."  - A buyer

BD

« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2016, 15:21 »
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Signed! And passed it along to family members who will be affected so they can sign.

« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2016, 16:37 »
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Done

« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2016, 10:00 »
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More than 300 signatures now.

« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2016, 13:50 »
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90 signatures away from 500.

« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2016, 15:26 »
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Signed, but I added that 30-40% was more reasonable. Current commissions suck and are likely to suck even more with the new model.

« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2016, 17:25 »
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I decided against signing because I'm concerned about potential retaliation.

dpimborough

« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2016, 17:44 »
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I decided against signing because I'm concerned about potential retaliation.

Why? What can they do?  They are not going to come round your house and take you out are they?

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last ~ Winston Churchill

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2016, 18:14 »
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I did not sign because the petition is somewhat misleading presuming that it has cut all photographers' and illustrators' royalties, and that simply is not the case. I am also baffled where the 40% royalty rate as an industry standard evolved from. I think retaliation is the least of your worries, I'd be more concerned with signing something that does not really reflect accuracy and clarity.




I decided against signing because I'm concerned about potential retaliation.

« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2016, 19:23 »
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I decided against signing because I'm concerned about potential retaliation.

Why? What can they do?  They are not going to come round your house and take you out are they?

Nope, but they can close your account for any reason (it's happened)  and although my earnings are dropping, they're still substantial and I don't want to jeopardize them with something that has zero chance of succeeding.


 

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