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« on: June 27, 2012, 10:35 »

« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 10:47 »
Never mind that pesky stuff like releases or quality control...  If it's on your hard drive, it's gold, baby!


« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 10:47 »
Sounds more like a shop front than an agency, no?  If there's no quality control or marketing, this is pretty much a free-for-all isn't it?  I can't see how that directly competes with the controlled collections we currently know.

...or have I misunderstood?

ETA:  Oops!  Sean said it with greater brevity (at exactly the same time!)

« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 11:02 »
Never mind that pesky stuff like releases or quality control...  If it's on your hard drive, it's gold, baby!


« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 16:00 »
"The world's index of licensable content"!! Why not the galaxy if we're going for big sounding empty promises?

Taking 20% for doing almost nothing seems closer to one of those e-mail scams that a realistic business proposition

If I were going to pay for hosting and a storefront, I'd prefer to do it on a monthly fee basis versus handing over 20% of what I earned.

Take a look at their idea of "quick" fulfillment - you upload the content within 3 days if the buyer makes a purchase. That suggests they're trying to avoid fees for hosting original data. But in this day of instant downloads almost everywhere, who's going to make a purchase and wait? And for those travel folks who are out of touch for various times, they just miss out on the sale?

You'll see they pay 30 days in arrears if you have at least $10. They suggest you watermark your content - meaning I guess that they don't. I did a few searches and in addition to a rather sad current library, when I looked at a photo it didn't give the resolution or file format I'd be buying for $12.

All seems like a poorly thought through non-starter. And no clue as to the company or person behind it. Perhaps it's Albumo come back from the grave :)


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