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« Reply #75 on: January 27, 2009, 03:34 »
I don't think many people will go for 5c per search. Especially when it may take a couple of searches to find ones suitable due to the spamming. Shutterstock most popular is really bad for spam. 40cents at dreamstime to keyword the whole thing.

« Reply #76 on: January 27, 2009, 06:01 »
to Valaaami: yes, unless you they allow you to do it. But you are right and I will deal with it.

As well many people think that I do it for profit and I really don't need to argue or proof the truth. I wanted to do it as helpful service, but for me there is no reason to put more energy to something that I need every day fight for.

Anyway - most probably the costs will be not covered from the paid searches so the decision is made even easier.

That's why in next days I will close the page for public. Sorry. Active registered members with active deposit can expect special offers for handling the situation.

Thank to all for support.


« Reply #77 on: January 27, 2009, 09:00 »
I believe you when you say you are not doing it for profit. And I am sure people love to use the site and they will be very sad if you close it. By the way, it is a great tool and works better then the Arcurs version. But still... it is not really clear legally.
If you would provide this service for free - like the Arcurs site does - it still wouldn't be nice to those people who are investing a lot of energy and money into 'real' keywording, but yes, I think it would be less risky legally.

« Reply #78 on: January 27, 2009, 10:28 »
I would absolutely miss the site if it would close down!

Especially for us whose native language is not English, a site like this is a real help.  For keywording, certainly, but it also enlarges my vocabulary.
If no sites like this existed, I would do the searching manually, so you can call me a keyword-thief also, only a private one.  I never copy all keywords of a specific image, because then there's a big chance I would copy irrelevant words, but I do pick up unknown words.
(example :  pictures of snails :  slug??? I never heard of that word before)

« Reply #79 on: January 27, 2009, 14:31 »
Anyka: you already proved that I keep my promises. The active user will get special offers, so don't worry, for you will stay the site open unchanged :-)

For public users: I have 2 microstocks they already  allowed me to use their keywprds and I work on the rest. Be patient, everything can be solved.


« Reply #80 on: January 27, 2009, 15:22 »
Keywords are intellectual property of the contributor. Your software is stealing these keywords and you are asking money for it? Hmmm... risky.

Is it really so?  I think it's exagerated to consider keywords an "intellectual property" or call Maros' tool "stealing keywords".  I agree however that it doesn't look fair to do this for a charge.  A donation system sounds more correct.


« Reply #81 on: January 27, 2009, 15:33 »
to madelaide : the history of the page shows that with donations and ads it doesn't work :( In fact, there were exactly 3 donations during Nov. 11th - Jan 1st. 2008. Anyka's extraordinary donation among them...

Looks like asking the microstocks for permission to use the keywords is the way - but for now it is too  soon to talk about it ...


« Reply #82 on: January 27, 2009, 16:12 »
See what happens when you try and help people.

How dare you!

I wouldn't be surprised if someone now sues you for taking the site down.   :o


« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2009, 18:47 »
Keywords are intellectual property of the contributor. Your software is stealing these keywords and you are asking money for it? Hmmm... risky.

Keywords would not be considered an original literary work, and they do not form part of the copyright that applies to the image.
And how can he be stealing something that anybody could freely use anyway, irrespective of the source.  ::)


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