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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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Does anybody know how to actually get a response to something from Getty? They never respond to inquiries through their ticket system, that's for sure.

The background is that I want to use one of my Getty exclusive images for a fine art publication and while the exhibition part of it appears to clearly exempt from the exclusivity, the publication part of doesn't... but of course I can't let the curator/publisher wait for months.

Quickest way to get an answer is through the getty forums.

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I can see Wemark has some heavy hitters behind it and the concept is great ... I just wonder how they will drive buyers to the marketplace. There is really no incentive for buyers to move away from the established stock agencies. That said ... I hope they do.

If buyers want new content they will make the move. Getty with their Premium Access Theft Collection will get no new content very soon!
You seriously think new content will dry up at other sites?

I think photographers are smart people and they will decide what is best for them at the time.
We will see but I think it would be a massive gamble to upload to exclusively to an unproven platform and hope that a significant number of competitors would.

Giving away photos at $0.01 through a newly invented premium access collection through a proven and ''trusted'' platform it is also a gamble.

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I can see Wemark has some heavy hitters behind it and the concept is great ... I just wonder how they will drive buyers to the marketplace. There is really no incentive for buyers to move away from the established stock agencies. That said ... I hope they do.

If buyers want new content they will make the move. Getty with their Premium Access Theft Collection will get no new content very soon!
You seriously think new content will dry up at other sites?

I think photographers are smart people and they will decide what is best for them at the time.


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I can see Wemark has some heavy hitters behind it and the concept is great ... I just wonder how they will drive buyers to the marketplace. There is really no incentive for buyers to move away from the established stock agencies. That said ... I hope they do.

If buyers want new content they will make the move. Getty with their Premium Access Theft Collection will get no new content very soon!

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