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Agency Based Discussion => iStockPhoto.com => Topic started by: Erik on October 04, 2020, 08:13

Title: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: Erik on October 04, 2020, 08:13
just found one of my photos in somebody else his portfolio on Istock! and im selling there too for years and years?  how is that possible?  guys please check if this thief is selling your photos too

this is his portfolio link,

https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/portfolio/goldenpic?assettype=image&mediatype=photography&sort=best (https://www.istockphoto.com/nl/portfolio/goldenpic?assettype=image&mediatype=photography&sort=best)

i already send a mail to istoch but is there a faster way to deal with this?  thanks
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: Krakozawr on October 04, 2020, 08:51
Just report it to the Getty's support, "Contact us" in Account Management.

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Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: PhotoBomb on October 04, 2020, 09:48
Thanks for the link - I just found one of my images in their portfolio. I'll be reporting them shorly.
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on October 04, 2020, 11:53
I found one of mine too - I just reported it.

Thanks for posting the link. It's depressing that agencies don't do more work to verify the first number of uploads of new contributors; they could catch most thieves that way...
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: ShadySue on October 04, 2020, 12:38
There would appear to be even less excuse when they're copying images within their own collection.
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: Krakozawr on October 04, 2020, 13:36
I found one of mine too - I just reported it.

Thanks for posting the link. It's depressing that agencies don't do more work to verify the first number of uploads of new contributors; they could catch most thieves that way...
As far as I understand, it is not an easy task, but trust me, Getty's support reacting fast and hard to this tings.

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Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: Uncle Pete on October 05, 2020, 11:05
I'm just looking forward to clicking one of the links like the OP and finding an error message or no files.  :)
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: PhotoBomb on October 07, 2020, 15:30
Today his portfolio is still visible but clicking on individual images brings up a -  404 error page
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on October 07, 2020, 15:56
Today his portfolio is still visible but clicking on individual images brings up a -  404 error page

I saw that when checking just now.

However, I have not heard squat from iStock support, in spite of their message saying they'd respond within 24 "business hours"...
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: PhotoBomb on October 07, 2020, 19:28
Today his portfolio is still visible but clicking on individual images brings up a -  404 error page

I saw that when checking just now.

However, I have not heard squat from iStock support, in spite of their message saying they'd respond within 24 "business hours"...

I haven't heard from iStock either.
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: Uncle Pete on October 08, 2020, 11:03
For anyone who doesn't want to get their language changed to NL, the EN link. https://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/goldenpic?assettype=image&mediatype=photography&sort=best (https://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/goldenpic?assettype=image&mediatype=photography&sort=best)

When I click on an image, I'm happy to see:

(https://i.postimg.cc/QCLHh0Wr/IS-404-error.jpg)
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: Digital on October 09, 2020, 04:05
There's another question that bugs me. Even with such an excellent port (stolen) did the guy make any meaningful sales, other than the usual $0.10?
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: Uncle Pete on October 09, 2020, 08:25
There's another question that bugs me. Even with such an excellent port (stolen) did the guy make any meaningful sales, other than the usual $0.10?

Or those lovely connect sales for fractions of cents. You mean 2  ;)  July I had three 1c sales and one 2c sale. August the lowest was 14c

I need to be fair, my IS RPD was .70 last month, but I only made $6.28 - they removed "disabled" 3,657 of my news photo and now have disabled all my audio. I'm not as good as the images the thief appropriated, but I still have 733 images left (605 photo, 128 illustrations) and make under $7 a month now?

I didn't dig into how long it was there, but IS is $100 for payout. There's a good chance that he never reached payout. Only the original artists lost on this, as Getty just absorbs the money. There's no way for accounting to go back and credit 100 people for their pennies that were obtained by some illegal uploads.

No way to know how many downloads or for what amounts the image thief stole from the legitimate owners. Maybe someone can write him?  ;)
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: changingsky on October 09, 2020, 08:40
Today his portfolio is still visible but clicking on individual images brings up a -  404 error page
Just now tried - images can be opened. Different rules applied to different locations?
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: changingsky on October 09, 2020, 08:43
There's another question that bugs me. Even with such an excellent port (stolen) did the guy make any meaningful sales, other than the usual $0.10?

Or those lovely connect sales for fractions of cents. You mean 2  ;)  July I had three 1c sales and one 2c sale. August the lowest was 14c

I need to be fair, my IS RPD was .70 last month, but I only made $6.28 - they removed "disabled" 3,657 of my news photo and now have disabled all my audio. I'm not as good as the images the thief appropriated, but I still have 733 images left (605 photo, 128 illustrations) and make under $7 a month now?

I didn't dig into how long it was there, but IS is $100 for payout. There's a good chance that he never reached payout. Only the original artists lost on this, as Getty just absorbs the money. There's no way for accounting to go back and credit 100 people for their pennies that were obtained by some illegal uploads.

No way to know how many downloads or for what amounts the image thief stole from the legitimate owners. Maybe someone can write him?  ;)
Yes it absorbs. Then:thieves are like a manna forf agencies?
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: ShadySue on October 09, 2020, 09:45
Today his portfolio is still visible but clicking on individual images brings up a -  404 error page
Just now tried - images can be opened. Different rules applied to different locations?
Gosh, that's a shocker: I can't see any of his images. Clicking UnclePete's link just shows me a random group of iStock lightboxes aka "Popular categories" not those that bloke claimed/stole.
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: PhotoBomb on October 09, 2020, 11:23
And I still haven't heard back from support.
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on October 09, 2020, 11:37
I saved the URL for my image - that gives a 404 error today

For the portfolio link I see this amusing suggestion that I should check for spelling errors or typos to see results :)

And no reply yet from support at iStock...
Title: Re: my image selling by somebody else on istock! what?
Post by: YadaYadaYada on October 09, 2020, 13:20
I saved the URL for my image - that gives a 404 error today

For the portfolio link I see this amusing suggestion that I should check for spelling errors or typos to see results :)

And no reply yet from support at iStock...

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