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1 / Re: Shutterstock "Contributor Fund"
« on: Yesterday at 23:14 »
Stable Diffusion, as the kids are fond of saying... did her dirty.

VideoHive, Motion Elements, Pond5

You can tell people you work for them, it's ok... it's actually encouraged.

Yeah, you probably got a deal for upgrading for the first 3,6, 12 months or something.

Why should it help us? It's something he's decided to do as an experiment, with his content, and he's explained why he's trying it in the post.

I often genuinely forget why I don't like you, but you're always so thoughtful to provide me with a reminder me from time to time. Cheers dude!

'Maybe' would be the most accurate answer. The only definitive answer from a legal standpoint would be the decision of a court of law, but obviously you don't want it to get to that point, so best to use a combination of common sense while erring ever so slightly on the side of caution. But even after doing so, whatever agency you upload it to might feel it does require a model release, even if you don't... and reject it for not having one, and there's not really anything you can do about that. 

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock has locked my account
« on: January 06, 2023, 08:57 »
Well if it was the same last year, but the last months of 2022 have been the best... then that means sales are going to go back up again, Or should do based on last year. It may not be Tuesday, it may not be January, but if things were the same last year then seasonality is surely to blame to an extent.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock has locked my account
« on: January 06, 2023, 08:09 »
It's Santa's fault. Give it until Tuesday and you should see a slight uptick when the hangovers wear off and the reality of everyday life kicks in.

I get around $75 to $100 per quarter for subscription sales, plus the occasional individual sales. Portfolio of 129 videos.


How do the majority of people who made income from microstock in 2012 do ten years later?

Made me curious. About 55% up rolling 12 month total for November 2012 vs November 2022
Do not forget that the dollar inflates. What was the inflation rate in 10 years? Here, downvote it.

An average of just under 2.5% a year. You know there's no downvote feature, right?

I wouldn't be happy to be dropping in someone else's skies. Most sites require you to own the copyright to all elements you use.

Drop in your own!

13 / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: December 31, 2022, 15:54 »
I was referring to Shutterstock having the best month in January, without specifically stating so, in an effort to demonstrate to Stroker that it's important to make it clear who exactly is having their 'best month'. If you say you are having your best month, that's fine... if you just say it's the best month in general, that implies you have some kind of behind the scenes knowledge that's not available to the rest of us.

14 / Re: SS continues to deteriorate
« on: December 30, 2022, 20:16 »
I can pretty much gaurantee that January will probably be one of the best months, if not the best month, in almost a year*.

Are you making stuff up again?! What rights are they violating?

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Free Collection: Video Nominations
« on: December 29, 2022, 05:26 »
I'm guessing that...

2. Is that all, or will you also choose next month? How many more months will the selection last?


I do not anticipate more selections being made this round.

Plus no new updates, and it being the 29th of December... means that's almost certainly a no. I'm sure you'll be informed here, and/or via email, if that changes. 

17 / Re: Shutterstock "Contributor Fund"
« on: December 25, 2022, 02:50 »
What's the justification for not telling the contributor which images were purchased for this usage?

Probably nowhere near enough space to list them all.

Are you implying that these line items we see correspond to more than one asset?

I have no way of knowing either way, but if some people are getting up to $100 payments on a single day then I'd be very, very surprised this isn't from several items/uses. I don't know how much this images cost the buyer, but 10 cents, minus SS's cut, divided by however many dozens or hundreds of items used to train the algorithm... or however it works. That's a lot of slices of the pie. As I say, I don't know the specific but I would have though a new AI image would have drawn from multiple sources to create a new image. 

18 / Re: Shutterstock "Contributor Fund"
« on: December 23, 2022, 04:33 »
What's the justification for not telling the contributor which images were purchased for this usage?

Probably nowhere near enough space to list them all.

19 / Re: Shutterstock "Contributor Fund"
« on: December 15, 2022, 22:44 »
I wonder if they mean... "As soon as we've finished the initial training of the AI, we'll give an option to opt out" :D

20 / Re: Shutterstock "Contributor Fund"
« on: December 14, 2022, 22:20 »
What is the "Contributor Fund" column in the Shutterstock "Earnings Summary"? this for when an asset is used for "generative AI"? Weren't they supposed to ask our permission for that??

It's on everyone's earnings summary, whether there are earnings or not.

General Stock Discussion / Re: About taxes and specially US forms
« on: December 14, 2022, 22:17 »
You need to apply to the IRS to get a ITIN... but you don't really need one, as a non-US individual you should be using your Foreign Tax Identification Number, which is your tax ID in your own country. Although if you have, or do, set up a US company then you'll be using the ITIN instead, which should be provided to you at some point during the setup.

But, first of all they are trying to put the risk at you. They state that artists supplying the images should have all the rights to the picture so that in the end they could not be held responsible if there were any copyright issues and stuff.

To be fair, they've been doing that with images, videos and vectors since the beginning.

And does anyone even know what programs can generate these images? And what are the PC requirements?

We've been through this.

AI isn't getting inspired. It doesn't think.
The question is moot.

That wasn't a question.

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