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iStockPhoto.com / Re: June statements are in
« on: August 23, 2022, 12:36 »
Got mine too.

One positive thing about GI is that it will actually pay earlier than the date it promised, which is on the 25th of the month.

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The copyright law changes in favor of physical artwork because artist organizations are lobbing and advocating for the changes.

If stock artists always accept whatever pittance without doing anything about it, the status quo will always be the same.

Given the number of stock artists in the world, it is sad that we are so weak. The basic problem is that there is no leaders among us.   

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Well, some stock artists are also selling prints and through galleries.

Countries including UK and France, have already implemented "resale rights" https://www.cp24.com/entertainment-news/artists-to-cash-in-when-work-is-resold-with-update-of-copyright-laws-1.6016896

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Even though it does not seem to cover stock images at this time, it is a move in the right direction.

https://www.cp24.com/entertainment-news/artists-to-cash-in-when-work-is-resold-with-update-of-copyright-laws-1.6016896

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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy sale for 7 cents
« on: July 15, 2022, 10:32 »
I got my payment on the 14th, the 10th working day.


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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy sale for 7 cents
« on: July 13, 2022, 16:43 »
I don't understand why Alamy has to nickle-and-dime the contributors so much.

Today is the 13th, or the end of the ninth working day. my pittance has not arrived yet.

We used to get paid in the first week of the month, now it moves to the middle of the month.

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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy sale for 7 cents
« on: July 13, 2022, 11:35 »
Alamy asked me twice if I would agree to make a distribution sale. The answer is no, thanks for asking.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: February statements are in
« on: March 20, 2022, 11:33 »

Yes, it is a very good month.

How do you check rpd?

Divide total amount for the month by the number of sales.
Or just look on TodayIs20!

Thanks! Do I get the total dl from Jan 2022 download page?

If yes, my RPD is 3.32. Is it possible?

Yes, that's how I got mine.
I guess you're RPD could be $3.32. I'm only on 30%, so if you're on 35% or even 40%, your rpd would normally be better. Or you might have hit the jackpot and had one of more high value downloads. By far the easiest way to see that is via TodayIs20, but you could use their pdf or put their text files into a spreadsheet to see individual sales values.

I think I should use Feb DLs, which gives RPD as 3.46. That includes three video DLs. I am also on 30%.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: February statements are in
« on: March 20, 2022, 11:32 »
Yes, it is a very good month.

How do you check rpd?

Divide total amount for the month by the number of sales.
Or just look on TodayIs20!

Thanks! Do I get the total dl from Jan 2022 download page?

If yes, my RPD is 3.32. Is it possible?

Yes, that's how I got mine.
I guess you're RPD could be $3.32. I'm only on 30%, so if you're on 35% or even 40%, your rpd would normally be better. Or you might have hit the jackpot and had one of more high value downloads. By far the easiest way to see that is via TodayIs20, but you could use their pdf or put their text files into a spreadsheet to see individual sales values.

I think I should use Feb DLs, which gives RPD as 3.46. That includes three video DLs.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: February statements are in
« on: March 20, 2022, 10:34 »
Yes, it is a very good month.

How do you check rpd?

Divide total amount for the month by the number of sales.
Or just look on TodayIs20!

Thanks! Do I get the total dl from Feb 2022 download page?

If yes, my RPD is 3.46. Is it possible?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: February statements are in
« on: March 20, 2022, 10:25 »
Yes, it is a very good month.

How do you check rpd?

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Pond5 / Re: Pond5 New Agreement
« on: March 15, 2022, 15:04 »
It's all very clear.
For non exclusive accounts, either you accept the terms or not.
For exclusive accounts, we have to know how will this 60% we get be calculated.
If it's 60% of our set price, then it's still ok for exclusive uploads.
If it's 60% of whatever Pond 5 decides, then exclusivity can be questioned already.
I will also have to write to Pond 5 support to find out I guess.

I hope you do.

Pond5 has not been performing well for me for a long time. Actually SS and GI have outperformed P5.

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Pond5 / Re: Pond5 New Agreement
« on: March 15, 2022, 13:35 »
I also have exclusive and non-exclusive accounts. Just wrote to ask for clarification if there are still any advantages to maintain an exclusive account.

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Pond5 / Re: How has Pond5 been in 2021?
« on: September 05, 2021, 10:28 »
My exclusive account has had very few sales. My non-ex account is not doing well either.

As we know, JJNeff who proposed the exclusive option to P5, is quitting doing video full-time. I feel that the exclusive option is just not a P5 thing.   

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 26, 2021, 14:14 »
Thanks everyone for your attention and support.

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 26, 2021, 11:23 »
Another update: The issue has been resolved.

Today I got a piece of important information from Alamy support. That is, Alamy has always been sending the payment to my abandoned email account. In the past, it was never an issue, because this email was also linked to me.

When Alamy sent my August payment, my old email was mysteriously removed from my account. I certainly did not do it. Paypay could not tell me who did it.

After some investigation, Paypal is satisfied that I am the owner of the abandoned email account, and the payment has been issued to me.

So everything is ok now.

Hope this story will somehow be beneficial to others.

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 25, 2021, 12:16 »
I am thankful that Leaf gives us this forum.

Looks like all mistakes come my way.  :P

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 25, 2021, 10:50 »
Alamy has no further response today.

It was Alamy which sent the payment to my abandoned email address through Paypal, without authorization and notice to me. How can it blame Paypal for its mistake?

After realizing that it made a mistake, why is it so difficult to correct it? Is it fair to let a contributor wait until the money is returned as unclaimed through Paypal after 30 days?

Sue, after creating an account, I can access the forum. But my message has not been approved so other members cannot see it.

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 24, 2021, 19:22 »
For real?

I would have appreciated honest communication and prompt action.

By the way, Sue, I did open a forum account to bring this matter to the attention of management. I particularly asked for a contact person.

But my message has been pending for approval since August 20. It does not look like it would get approved.

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 24, 2021, 11:01 »
Hi James,

I found it unconvincing that Paypal would change my email address on its own.

It was Alamy which sent the payment to this abandoned email, wasn't it true?

The most strange thing is, if my payment email was changed, why didn't Alamy send me an alert?

Please forward my email to Madam Emily Shelley, if you are still looking at this thread.

Is Alamy secure and competent? Is Alamy still a responsibly company?

Here is the email. Thanks.


Attention: Madam Emily Shelley
Managing Director, Alamy

Dear Madam Shelley:

Recently my Alamy payment went missing, although Alamy webpage shows that it was initiated on August 2, 2021.

Since August 12, I have sent many emails to Alamy support to report this issue.

Today, after 13 days, an email from Shannon of Alamy support said the payment was sent to an email address which was abandoned many years ago.

Shannon seems to suggest that Alamy will not pay me until the payment is returned (as unclaimed) by Paypal after 30 days.

First, from who and where did Alamy get the authorization to send my payment to this abandoned email address? Is it fraud or incompetence? Is Alamy secure??

Then, why should I not be paid immediately when it is clearly Alamy's fault?

I ask that you investigate the issue and make immediate payment to me, with a due apology.

It is totally disheartening to be treated so unfairly and irresponsibly after being a contributor for more than 14 years.

Kind regards,

Note: Sorry I had to edit a few times for spelling mistakes as I was upset.

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 23, 2021, 10:04 »
An update again.

Today Alamy support said that they were still waiting for the finance team to get back to them.

Is it capable of doing the honorable thing?

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 20, 2021, 08:42 »
Today Alamy support says: "Were just checking with our finance team about this."

I initiated the contact on August 12, it has been 8 days. The support is just checking with its finance team.

This has become a joke.

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 19, 2021, 12:43 »
Alamy responded today, saying all payments were made yesterday.

But I have not received mine.

For my 16 years with multiple agencies, this is the first time my payment has gone missing.
I received mine! $57.08.

Thanks for the reply. When did you get yours?

I have not heard anything back from Alamy after reporting that the payment was not received.

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 19, 2021, 11:40 »
Alamy responded today, saying all payments were made yesterday.

But I have not received mine.

For my 16 years with multiple agencies, this is the first time my payment has gone missing.

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Alamy.com / Re: Have you received Alamy Payment?
« on: August 18, 2021, 16:11 »
It's after 5 pm New York City time. No payment has arrived from Alamy.

Alamy support promised that we would get paid by the 18th. That's today.

Did you get paid?

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