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annovi.frizio

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« on: February 01, 2016, 05:07 »
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Hello, I'm new to the forum, often loading vector images and photos on microstock, but sometimes are rejected for copyright issues, how can I check or verify before loading the images if they are subject to copyright? There are Internet sites appropriate? in case of rejection of these images I can always try to insert cone "editorial" to overcome the problem? thanks for any replies, greetings to all. :-)


« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 07:04 »
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Welcome.

I am not sure what you mean. If you are uploading vectors they need to be 100% your own creation.

If photos you need to make sure they have no logos or similar and models and property are appropriately released. If not you can upload as Editorial on sites that accept editorial photos. Of course in all cases they need to be photos taken by you!

« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 07:19 »
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Relatively comprehensive list of what Shutterstock accepts/does not accept for copyright reasons here:

http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/contributor-resources/legal/stock-photo-restrictions/

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annovi.frizio

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 07:47 »
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in particular I do not understand how to behave with flags, international, national, regional or organizations, but do not copy .. elaborated (such as waving or applied to other graphics). someone can clarify how?  :o

« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 09:29 »
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You're not really going to get a definitive answer. It's complicated. There are plenty of resources online that tell you which types of flags and emblems will or won't be copyrighted or trademarked.
Really you need to be clear about what copyright and trademark is, how the two differ, and how they effect what can or can't be shown in your work, depending on whether it is for commercial or editorial use. You also need some understanding of how the agencies view these things. They tend to be a lot more cautious than the word of the law allows, not least because they have little control over how RF is used, and it may be used in many different jurisdictions.   

annovi.frizio

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 11:40 »
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then, seeing that it is so difficult to assess whether a flag or emblem design is free of rights, once the microstock gave its ok you can 'be' sure not to make mistakes "? responsibility after it microstock or more and still the author? and to remove every problem, is not it better to publish any editorial flag like ..? if so, by what title ... ?? (Place, date, description, ect ...) ???  thanks for help me  :-)

ShadySue

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2016, 12:11 »
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You'd need to read the contract terms for every agency you supply.  I'm pretty sure they will have wording which abnegates any responsibility  and passes any liability  onto  their suppliers.

annovi.frizio

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2016, 12:18 »
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So in conclusion, there is no security to publish flags without an error and responsibility, it seems a very difficult thing, but on the various flags of microstock world one sees many strange ... at this point I have one last question, what is the microstock "less risky" for this type of illustrations? ps: thank you really for your patience and for your help. :-)  8)

ShadySue

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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2016, 13:22 »
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You are coming very late to the party.
I'd hazard a guess that most flags which are not already represented in good numbers might have some sort of 'issue'.
Organisational flags in particular are almost certainly to be protected.

You could try googling X flag copyright and X flag trademark. In fact, 'flag copyright' and 'flag trademark' look informative.

As DifyDave said, the agencies 'build a fence around the law', for example I once had to clone out a town name from a photo. I found the idea of a town which has had the same name since at least 1344 being copyright was hysterical, but iStock were adamant. BTW, if you happen to upload to iStock, they have their technical wiki, which isn't comprehensive, but you can check there.
http://wiki.gettyimages.com
BTW, the fact that they have have subject X already accepted, doesn't mean they'd accept the same subject in the future.

« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2016, 17:21 »
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So in conclusion, there is no security to publish flags without an error and responsibility, it seems a very difficult thing, but on the various flags of microstock world one sees many strange ... at this point I have one last question, what is the microstock "less risky" for this type of illustrations? ps: thank you really for your patience and for your help. :-)  8)

Although the Red Cross are insanely protective even stopping local theatre groups using it on costumes


 

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