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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2013, 12:30 »
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Why not just accept what the Micro-stock company ask you do? Just a thought...


« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2013, 14:36 »
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PD don't have reviewers they outsource entirely asfaik, there was a thread here a long while back. I'm not saying that using reviewers from a company is entirely bad, maybe when there is a shortage, but if they use a company for all their reviewing despite giving them rules, it's not as easy to monitor.

« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2013, 05:14 »
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Why not just accept what the Micro-stock company ask you do? Just a thought...
as i said many many times before:
If they would have rules (even if the rule was that they only except red photos, or whatever) i would adapt.
They have no rules you can rely on.
Its like having a partnership with a schizo / psycho. They as well change their opinions and rules every day.

Axel, you have very very nice photos and obviously too too much time.
WThell is PD, anyway?
Another 3$/year agency? !

Thats right but i have for sure one character fault - i become very stubborn if people behave incorrect or unfair and what pisses me most is illogical and stupid people.
Might be my scorpio ;-)

Most of the sites have tightened up their rules on model and property releases over the last few years. So finding something from a couple of years back that doesn't follow today's rules will happen at every microstock site.

I understand that but the case i was talking about (logo of mercedes benz) is most actual!!
I estimate according to the law of my country (and accordung to human sanity) if a picture needs a MR / PR or not.
If an agency wants me to estimate according to their rules they must set up rules.
Otherwise this agency is just a bunch of unprofessionals.


Bottom line on model releases is that if you want to sell RF stock, you should have releases for anything that has shots of individuals (i.e. I'm not talking street scenes), even if it's body parts.
People can be very recognizable without faces and you don't want to be on the receiving end of legal action.

When you have borderline cases - your bridal bouquet example has more of the bride showing in one case than the other - decisions could go either way. It's a judgment call. If you had a release from the bride it wouldn't be an issue.

Do you know what the bride would tell me if i ask her for a MR ??
Something like:" Go to hell you bloody idiot. Why should i sign a MR if you want to sell a picture of a flower. Ask the flower, you moron"
And hey....... she would be perferctly right with that reply.

And if a bride wants to take legal action the judge would tell her that she better should go home, do something more useful than to waiste the courts time whith kindergarden-crap like that.

But maybe its different in USA agencies (and some australian too).
Seems like they are sitting like cowards under their desks, trying to get rid of all risks and lost their marbles - far away of any reason.

« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2013, 06:34 »
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Welcome to the world of RF microstock.
"Yes, they are cowards". They are imagining a lot of worst case scenarios that wont ever happen.
But some will.
Like a manufacturer of glasses sue for illegal use of trademarks when photos of models with glasses are sold commercially, maybe even via a competitor.

Now, when your happy bride gets divorced in 5 years time, she sits there and talk to a lawyer and shows him the wedding pictures, and mentions that say that she has seen them on a webpage for a rosegarden in Switzerland.
Can you imagine the rest of the story?
So yes they are cowards, because, the profit margin is narrow, and there is a lot of parasites out there, that will invent very strange stories to be able to suck some blood.

Also bear in mind, that German and Scandinavian business ethics are NOT the same as in the anglo saxon world.

What you really should do is to get your legal works in order, and make an agreement with the bride about the usage of the images. You hold the copyright, but that does not mean you can copy them whereever you want.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2013, 06:39 by JPSDK »

« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2013, 11:36 »
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But maybe its different in USA agencies (and some australian too).
Seems like they are sitting like cowards under their desks, trying to get rid of all risks and lost their marbles - far away of any reason.

Dude.  Keep your lame-ass nationalistic ideas to yourself.  It is their policy and it has nothing to do with nationality.  I'm sure if I knew what country you are from, I could slander it too. 


 

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