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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock has locked my account
« on: June 30, 2022, 06:48 »
Please give me Matt's contact. I got blocked by fake DMCA complaints

Adobe Stock / My account was blocked
« on: June 30, 2022, 03:31 »
My account was blocked for alleged plagiarism.

At one time, there were 3 complaints from different accounts with similar images. I contacted one author, whose contact I found on the Internet. He said he didn't file a DMCA claim about my file. My files are similar but are not copies, redraws or borrowings within the meaning of the plagiarism. I'm sure someone is overuse the simple complaint system.

My counter claims are ignored, I even ask to simply delete the disputed files, because I just want to keep working.

Has anyone experienced something similar?

I deactivated my portfolio of 10K

5 / Re: New submission editor page
« on: December 12, 2017, 05:01 »
Hi all!

I also don't like new design, and decide to fix it by myself.

I installed Chrome css extension called Stylish (
add add my custom ccs code Shutterstock Submit (

This is my temporary solution while we waiting new update.

Code was updated:
  • Dropdown menu for categories without gaps

P.S. Extension suites for all browsers

6 / Re: New submission editor page
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:11 »
And also you can use AdBlock extantion to hide big Delete button ;)

7 / Re: New submission editor page
« on: November 19, 2017, 04:59 »
Hi all!

I also don't like new design, and decide to fix it by myself.

I installed Chrome css exstantion called Stylish (
add add my custom ccs code Shutterstock Submit (

This is my temporary solution while we waiting new update.

8 / Re: Multiple refunds for images coming in
« on: December 23, 2016, 01:48 »
I got this
We regret to inform you that a refund of $69.00 has been issued for the purchase of your file #***********. This transaction has now been voided from your GI or Partner Program sales. The client has complied with all policies surrounding the refund and destruction of this file.

The iStock Team

Check this article

Isolated Brand Names or Logos

We no longer accept photographs that isolate a brand name or logo. (For example: an extremely tight shot of a logo on a product, an isolated logo printed on a paper, etc.)

10 / Re: iStock will remove sales stats per FEB 2017
« on: December 22, 2016, 02:14 »
All my cvs files are incorrectly reflect data because numbers are shown as dates.
Or in wrong positions(moved) in cells.

SS no longer accept printed and scanned logos, any kind of logos in vector.
Whatever can be protected by copyright - vector coca-cola shape, vector polaroid and so on

13 / Re: iStock Royalty Change
« on: December 07, 2016, 12:46 »
Dear all!
Freelancers Union needs very much some stories about How new Getty policy affect us!
US-journalists are ready to help, but they need real emotional source from us.

More activity - more pr-value to come!

14 / Re: iStock Royalty Change
« on: December 06, 2016, 09:31 »
Dear friends, Freelancers Union started promotion of our case (like&share)
with big help of "Microstock Coalition"

But it's not enough. They want to know the opinion of US-based designers, photographers etc.

Tomorrow on December 7th at 9:30 (New York Time) the conference call with Executive Director of Freelancers Union is to be held.

Would someone please participate and share your opinion to support the issue?

Freelancers Union phone:
718-532-1515 x669

408 Jay Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

I ask SS to add new payout method before petition.

They answer that Payoneer will be added ASAP (this or beginning of next year)

16 / Re: Input for a Getty petition
« on: November 04, 2016, 23:35 »
Would anyone like to volunteer an image for the petition page? Something that captures the artist painting? A photographer shooting? Someone grabbing money? I don't want to license something and then find out the person who shot it doesn't want the image associated with this cause.

And it can be OOF, have lighting issues or noise...rejected images are fine. ;)

Let's check Highsmith collection ;D

17 / Re: Input for a Getty petition
« on: November 03, 2016, 10:23 »

Jonathan Klein
Co-Founder and Chairman

Jonathan D. Klein was the CEO of the global digital media company Getty Images, Inc., the premier creator and distributor of visual communications worldwide since he co-founded the Company in March 1995. At the end of 2015, Jonathan stepped up to the role of Co-Founder and Chairman.

His name I found in another useful case Highsmith vs Getty:

18 / Re: Input for a Getty petition
« on: November 03, 2016, 09:44 »
We - designers, photographers, video and sound editors - invested our education, skills, experience to Getty.
We spend money for computers, cameras and other necessary hardware.
We pay lot of money for licensed design software such as Adobe CC, Illustrator plug-ins, Photoshop, AfterEffect etc.
Many are drawing every day and spend a lot for brushes, paints, paper also.
All this brings to Getty great income, but after all Getty values all our expences and labour only in #2cents and in some cases they dared even not to pay it.
It's completely despicable from Getty side.
Getty does not create any products to devalue my labour, my work so low. 

19 / Re: Input for a Getty petition
« on: November 03, 2016, 07:32 »
Russian on me

20 / Re: Petition to stop spammers
« on: November 02, 2016, 09:28 »
thank you Shelma1!

21 / Re: iStock Royalty Change
« on: October 31, 2016, 12:40 »
I'm speaking with someone from Freelancer's Union this afternoon. Keep in mind that this isn't really what you think of as a "Union;" they don't organize people or represent groups legally. So I'm not sure where this will go or how or whether they can help in any way. However, dozens of people have emailed them, so we did get their attention. ;)

Right now they're just confused and want clarification about what's going on.

I'm sorry I didnt see this message earlier.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Uber vs microstock
« on: October 31, 2016, 08:09 »
We dont sell videos or images. We selling right to ride on them ;) And our car is iMac

General Stock Discussion / Re: Uber vs microstock
« on: October 31, 2016, 06:55 »
B) If we're considered employees, then surely we'd not own the copyright on our own work, as it would be 'work for hire'?

In this case the car shoud belong to Uber (Toronto case)

24 / Re: iStock Royalty Change
« on: October 30, 2016, 13:35 »
It is a private enterprise and they can and will do what they want BUT the power is within us It is every contributor and their personal decision that changes the Stock map.

We already have a good case how to fight for our rights!
Drivers for the cab-hailing firm Uber will learn later whether they are entitled to holiday pay, rest breaks and the National Living Wage.

"This case represents the first proper legal review of whether jobs in this part of the so-called gig economy really represent a new paradigm of freedom and self-employment, or in fact are simply a new technology ploy to deny employed workers ordinary employment rights and a national minimum wage," says Maria Ludkin, legal director at the GMB.

Right now, our Russian speaking part of contibutor society is working on petition, so wait for answer from Freelancers Unity.

Our intention is to put this case to court in Germany, Britain or USA.

Do not delete your accounts, but deactivate top sales. This way you can impact.

25 / Re: iStock Royalty Change
« on: October 28, 2016, 11:15 »
Though it wouldn't hurt if someone there picked up the story and it spread among freelance designers.

Completely agree! I have already contacted with manager and she agreed to start talking about it in two weeks by phone call.
It is good news for us but my English is not good enough to tell and understand correctly.

Would you help and talk to her about Getty, and give us feedback.
Here are her contacts: Sharon (Member Engagement Manager), 718-532-1515 x669. [email protected]
Freelancers Union. 408 Jay Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. FreelancersUnion . org

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