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They are sales on which we receive royalties, but are cheekely classified only as views. See answer on a contributor ticket questioning connect sales:

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It's important to note that you are receiving royalties for this use - your content is not being given away for free. Also note that the usage is restricted, it is not the same usage permitted on a standard RF license.

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I'll just hope that most others who might care are making more than that.

My regular sales usually make up for that ridicolous connected stuff....
Although January 2021 was quite low in regular sales compared to previous months.

Connect is views not sales.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: delete photo immediately
« on: December 15, 2020, 07:59 »
Several sites have restrictions on deletions in their contract.  They don't want to see the kind of hemorrhage iStock had a few years back, when they had a really stupid security breach, and hundreds of photographers deleted their portfolios.

I understand why they do it, but it takes away the right for contributors to manage their own business. It pays to read the contract. If a contributor isnt ok with them taking control of your assets, dont sell there. I doubt I would have even signed up if those were the terms way back when.

If you upload images on istock/getty it is not your business anymore. At least they think so!

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Selling Stock Direct / Re: Google images licensable tag
« on: October 24, 2020, 10:43 »
Much more useful if they would add a "No license found" tag.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Feb stats are in
« on: March 18, 2020, 11:11 »
Sales were made in Israel by Wibbitz COO. Anyone heard of this distributor ?

I have heard they are licensing the free Unsplash content for a monthly fee.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: December 2019 Royalty Stats report
« on: December 20, 2019, 09:52 »
Getty Images CEO Dawn Airey should resign after this serious data breach!

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: December 2019 Royalty Stats report
« on: December 19, 2019, 17:17 »
I have received someone else's statement. What a bunch of loooosers!

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Intellectual Property is the oil of the 21st Century (Mark Getty)

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General - Top Sites / Re: Least Favorite Site to Upload to?
« on: December 18, 2019, 14:27 »
Least favorite is Getty

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General Stock Discussion / Re: 500px my timeline
« on: April 04, 2019, 16:43 »
This is some sort of big theft scheme. I'd love to know how much the client paid for the last sale of which you have received $0,01 royalty.

My guess is that hey have paid $174.95 Premium Access and you got 20% of the rest.

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Why don't you take your vintage collection and go with it to another thread? It is free to create a new thread!

The original post is about UNITY between contributors and not self-interest of particular individuals.

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Beautiful fluctuation...

That is an irregular rising and falling in number of downloads. I cannot see any positiveness on that!

There are more downloads, but the numbers are not adding up to generate the same amount of $ as previous years.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: The Getty debt
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:55 »
They would go into Chapter 11 and re-organize their debt - likely trade it for equity again. They still are the dominant market player and have a viable business without the debt load. Lenders don't want to kill the cow:  They will find a creative way to keep it supplying them with milk. I worked for a company in a similar situation. Vulture funds usually find a way to keep the tap flowing -- albeit often at the cost of employees and suppliers.   

If they sell milk for 6 cents, less photographers will decide to feed the cow. If photographers don't feed the cow it won't give any milk to produce the cheese. Lenders will not get the cheese and Getty will end up with a dead cow in the barns.

https://twitter.com/jonathandklein/status/690559911252471808?lang=en

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General Stock Discussion / Re: The Getty debt
« on: March 23, 2019, 02:55 »
i hope they go bankrupt...lot of possibility of sales out there without those bigh sucker company...the problem is that if they go bankrupt imagine 00 millions file and more coming toward ss and fotolia...o better they stay there selling for penny to contributor...the problem is already there lot of exclusive seeing there rperd falling down and thinking to leave their exclusive status.


They wont go bankrupt but they might sellout to someone like Visual China Group... like Corbis did.   


 iStock has already been sold as part of a deal with Visual China Group. All istock uploads and older files are mirrored to veer and vcg.


Have you got a link for that?
The official word was that "VCG is a trusted business partner for Getty Images in China" meaning to get Getty images into the Chinese market.
Which of course led to low prices, mass copying and even them giving images away for free, though after many complaints that was said to have been stopped.
Whatever, it's not the same as being "sold".


It s kept very quiet, it is not in the news as the corbis sale, but every sign shows that the same has happened.
http://aspp.com/10253-2/  iStock uploads are making it quicker onto Veer than own page. Veer was part of the Corbis sale.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: The Getty debt
« on: March 22, 2019, 09:38 »
i hope they go bankrupt...lot of possibility of sales out there without those bigh sucker company...the problem is that if they go bankrupt imagine 00 millions file and more coming toward ss and fotolia...o better they stay there selling for penny to contributor...the problem is already there lot of exclusive seeing there rperd falling down and thinking to leave their exclusive status.

They wont go bankrupt but they might sellout to someone like Visual China Group... like Corbis did.   

 iStock has already been sold as part of a deal with Visual China Group. All istock uploads and older files are mirrored to veer and vcg.

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Getty images is giving you 6 cents for every sale. After knowing this it is simple math to find out how to make $150k/year

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General Stock Discussion / Re: The Getty debt
« on: March 20, 2019, 03:51 »
Someone is exploiting us to make a fortune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf5dVOoR4KE

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: I don't like iStock but...
« on: February 01, 2019, 14:30 »
My thoughts on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb8_NGZ68oo

Disturbing video... makes me want to remove my videos from istock.  Deserves it's own thread.
It is cruel reality

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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy which photos sells best?
« on: February 01, 2019, 14:29 »
Nothing seems to sell these days/years on Alamy.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: How was January?
« on: February 01, 2019, 14:28 »
January was cold here.

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The 85% royalty for photographers looks really promising and can't wait to see getty, ss and the other microstock sites go bust.

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Image Sleuth / Re: Copyright violations on Zazzle
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:36 »
Can you share how was this person selling your images? (postcard or electronic download?)

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They seem to be a legitimate secondary market.  Check with your particular sites to be sure.

It might look legitimate, but claiming anothers work as your own is Copyright infringement. This is what they do.

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Not sure how many of you have seen that the Getty Images, 500px, Corbis, Arcaid and many other collections https://www.vcg.com/creative/brands are now up for sale on the vcg.com site.

On every image:
1. the contributors name is missing (replaced with an ID)
2. the EXIF information is wiped (from date to camera name to copyright information)
3. the copyright is attributed to '1995- 2018 vision China '

Since when is legal to do this? As far as I know the contributor is the author and the copyright holder, not the distributing company.

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How contact istock I have to delete image from there and they dont respond to my email. Thank you
They won't delete it, only because you want to get it deleted.

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