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Adobe Stock / Re: Fotolia D-Day (Deactivation Day) - May,1
« on: May 09, 2014, 20:00 »
Opted out. 861 files. YES!

hey, we're all here! Since everyone's reading this, most of us probably don't want to add to the reading unless we have something worthwhile to say. But yes, we are all here!

Stocksy / Re: Stocksy - Are You Curious? Response?
« on: March 01, 2013, 07:27 »
The Pinterest shots are interesting, fun to look at and great for starting the conversation. But I doubt Stocksy is looking to build an entire web site around this. Just do what you do best.

...BTW, how the heck would you keyword that kinda stuff? Just sayin...

I can't wait either! Sounds like a winning idea. Kudos to you for your hard work!

Just dropped in after a few weeks absence. What a wonderful thing to see such creative, positive energy at work. I can offer no experience in programming, and may not be skillful enough to even figure out what appears to be a really great, easy to use plan, but I sure am willing to give it a go. Thanks for a real day brightened!

I worked for a lingerie manufacturer years ago. Copies of our most successful products were coming from every imaginable country. We were told by our attorneys beforehand to copyright in every country, which was prohibitively expensive, so we had to look the other way. Each design patent required separate action. Additionally, each country had it's own laws to deal with such infringements. Be sure you find and carefully interview a top-notch patent attorney with international experience to work with your attorneys. That way you will be able to trust what those with whom you have a relationship tell you. I highly doubt this company covered themselves internationally, but go after them with all you have.

One more thing. They have the burden of proof to claim the glasses are indeed their design. Since everything successful is knocked off these days, have someone do research to see if this company has gone after copyright infringement in the past, and what the outcome was. A legal assistant can do it, but not with the same passion as your own employees. If there are copies of the product out there, it will certainly cloud their case.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Buyout option at 123rf
« on: August 08, 2012, 20:12 »
Make that 3 of us now. 123 sent me an email about 2 weeks ago with a buyout request. It was for an image that has been online for 6 months and has sold a few times on all sites. I never heard back, so assume it's dead, unless the buyer is still hunting and gathering. Do you suppose it's a photographer trying to nail down a fair price for his/her own work?

BTW, my photo would be in the aromatherapy category.

Crestock.com / Re: Review time
« on: June 14, 2012, 06:08 »
Not one of my top 50 selling photos appears on their site! ALL were rejected. Yet they took in all the marginal stuff. What's with that? Last batch took over 6 months. I didn't even check to see what they took. Sad. They were once a top-notch group.

Over the years, I've learned to just shrug off rejections. But lately Fotolia stands out from the others in that it appears they are following the trend of Crestock: accepting marginal images, while nixing the ones that are selling elsewhere.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Strange refund
« on: April 19, 2012, 20:10 »
When I wore a buyer's hat, I once bought a red flower that looked great as RGB, but was impossibly out of gamut when converted to 4-color. Three of us worked on it for about an hour, then requested a refund, which was immediately granted. I have also bought images that looked great until you saw the full-sized image, but never had one of those that could not be corrected.

DepositPhotos / Re: depositphoto changing language
« on: January 12, 2012, 18:22 »
When I first bookmarked the page, it was english. Now it defaults to italian. Starange.

Shutterstock.com / Re: no payment received
« on: July 23, 2011, 17:30 »
There is a thread about this topic at SS, and it appears to have been going on since February. Non-payment, as well as a growing list of other unanswered concerns and complaints seem to be the norm there. Check it out:


Looks like financial trouble. 

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