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« on: October 27, 2020, 02:47 »
I got a problem in pond5. I have there an account which I opened in 2013. But then I became Getty exclusive and submitted my images and video there. But after a year or so I didn't like the sales I used to get there
 And their rule of exclusivity for even rejected similar files. So I asked my wife to create 2nd account in 2014 in different sites including to upload her own and also my images and footages.
We got payments from my wife's p5 account till 2016. Then we got busy in work and stopped uploading in all stock sites now this year due to lockdown and all we got some free time and planned to upload exclusively in p5. She became exclusive deleting her accounts in other all sites. I also deleted my files from my own p5 acc. We uploaded few of our files there. We got duplicate alert for 4 files. I don't know what that means. May be it was because of my own files which were once uploaded from my own account but now deleted and they are still in p5 record
 But when after 4 5 days the footage were not reviewed so we contacted p5 support then we came to know that due to inactivity and to reactivate she needs to-
1 upload I'd for verification again
2 to send any personal/professional website to match the name of my wife with I'd provided
3 any web presence of my wife to showcase the footage she wants to upload
4 screenshot of recent file opened in the editing software.
My wife before becoming exclusive to p5, had deleted all her accounts in other microstock sites so there was nothing to show.. So she requested that does she need to show her website also or just I'd and screenshot are enough. She also informed/asked that her husband (myself) also used to upload in p5 but doesn't now. And that she will upload some of his files too which was initially uploaded through his acc but now they have been deleted. And they will be available in p5 exclusively. She got a reply from someone else that that two will be suffice for quick Re-verification  and alerted that don't send ID in this email but gave a link of p5 ID verification page.
Still we uploaded files in Flickr and also made a website/blog with her name and uploaded files. She uploaded her passport for ID verification in the p5 site and also sent the screenshot of recent projects and also the link to Flickr and that wix website/blog.
But today her I'd verification failed and now no reply from support.
I just wonder if its illegal to make a different account and become exclusive in p5. Anyone who has 2nd p5 exclusive account.. Does he have to inform p5 anything prior to become exclusive? I liked pond5 and really wanted to sell my files through them as I support their model of equal distribution of commission. Any suggestion from msg people will be appreciated. Thank you in advance
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 03:18 by Free_Soul »

« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 04:27 »
"I just wonder if its illegal to make a different account and become exclusive in p5"


« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 04:48 »
"I just wonder if its illegal to make a different account and become exclusive in p5"

So do I hope Sean. They also said in their email response that my wife needs to reactivate the idle account by verification.. And nothing else like "any file duplication" or violation of rules. My wife submitted the same id (ie- passport) which was approved when that account was first  made in 2014-15.
Anyone who recently joined pond 5..? I doubt if they are planning to really  close pond5 gradually.. As I read some people were talking in a thread here
« Last Edit: October 27, 2020, 04:51 by Free_Soul »

« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 06:40 »
I was just answering the questions about a second account as I have a second account just for exclusive video.  Maybe thats a special case.  I didnt research anything past that knowledge.

« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 13:04 »
OK Sean.

« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2020, 06:11 »
Finally my wife's ID verification has been done and now we can upload footage to pond 5 exclusively... Thanks to Pond5 support, specially Wesley who helped step by step and made the verification easier ... Now our all special footage collection would go with Pond 5.. our some of Stock photographer friends also gonna put their footage exclusively to pond5.. Hope we get sales soon  :D

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2020, 00:59 »
it's fine, there was some kerfuffle last year when they changed royalties and contributors were super annoyed, so they allowed up to create a second account that was exclusive only.

« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 23:26 »
it's fine, there was some kerfuffle last year when they changed royalties and contributors were super annoyed, so they allowed up to create a second account that was exclusive only.
sorry for my late reply. Yes my wife is exclusive with pond 5 and her account has been re-activated. Though i also reactivated my p5 account but our most of the work will go through her exclusive account and images to Alamy (opting for image exclusivity there too) as we have less time for all stock work now. More over though i know many people earn most from shutterstock but dunno i dont want to give my work to them.. may be I'll do upload mobile photo and some generic stuffs to SS but I'm pissed of SS now....
Yes around 2012-2015 I uploaded actively there and for footage sales SS had major role that time.. I dont know how footage sales there now.. i see in youtube that people still earn ggod amount from footage sales in SS...
what do you guys think ?

« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2020, 08:11 »
So, if undersdand well:

we CAN one an exclusive account and a duplicate account that's not.

This is great!


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