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iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock exciting news : $0.00 royalties
« Last post by Copidosoma on Today at 21:27 »
On the bright side,

At least you aren't paying them for selling your images... yet.
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Istock is actually rounding to 5 decimal places, and the smallest royalties I saw is of 0.00002 $ (in the connect file). Also, based from the info provided, many of these ridiculously low commissions are from Cost Per View.
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iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStock exciting news : $0.00 royalties
« Last post by helloitsme on Today at 20:42 »
You do it for "Exposure".
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Dreamstime.com / Re: My interesting Dreamstime observation
« Last post by cascoly on Today at 19:19 »
i get a fair number of $2+ sales at DT which brings up my RPD but lacck of total sales keeps them securely in 4th or 5th place for me (about 20% of SS sales)

I also like their system of submitting all images and they then decide which should be labeled editorial!
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Off Topic / Re: Coup
« Last post by cascoly on Today at 19:11 »



Biden knew some of the Founding Fathers personally, ...

I heard a comment i'd never thought of before that Biden has lived thru about 1/3 of the entire history of the US (some of us are also getting close!)
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Canva / Re: Canva Contributor Update Jan 2021
« Last post by cascoly on Today at 19:07 »
They really need to make easier to manage your images. At the moment it is very hard to do, you can't search within your portfolio to find an image to remove.

that's also a problem with AS (and relatively easy to program as it's a minor SQL/DB command change)
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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS levelling up
« Last post by Horizon on Today at 14:26 »
...anyhow when there is a contract between supplier and distributor that contract the contract is an Agency-contract and is exactly the same as if they was your Agent.

Sorry, but that's just not true. While there may be some similarities, these stock sites are not our agents... and while you can draw comparisons or make similarities or make assumptions about what BAPLA would or wouldn't view it as all you like... it says quite clearly in the legal agreement that they're not our agents.

It certainly does say it and it also says many other things, but just because it says it doesn't mean to say that the contract is written right, it also says:-  We are independent contractors - A contractor by definition, is someone asked to do something by someone else. You are contracted to undertake work, you cannot sign up to be 'contracted', as this implies, it simply doesn't make sense; SS don't specifically ask people to undertake work.

The reality is SS is run like the Mafia, I wonder if Trump has any shares in it.

Damned right! and a noob Mafia at that they can't even cover their own silly mistakes or decisions just blatently slap us in the face every time relying on the fact they can replace contributors in 5 minutes time with another bunch of starry-eyed people!
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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS levelling up
« Last post by H2O on Today at 13:44 »
...anyhow when there is a contract between supplier and distributor that contract the contract is an Agency-contract and is exactly the same as if they was your Agent.

Sorry, but that's just not true. While there may be some similarities, these stock sites are not our agents... and while you can draw comparisons or make similarities or make assumptions about what BAPLA would or wouldn't view it as all you like... it says quite clearly in the legal agreement that they're not our agents.

It certainly does say it and it also says many other things, but just because it says it doesn't mean to say that the contract is written right, it also says:-  We are independent contractors - A contractor by definition, is someone asked to do something by someone else. You are contracted to undertake work, you cannot sign up to be 'contracted', as this implies, it simply doesn't make sense; SS don't specifically ask people to undertake work.

The reality is SS is run like the Mafia, I wonder if Trump has any shares in it.
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If you think about it, tallying the rounding of sub-one-cent royalties on only a monthly basis is a way for Getty/iStock to keep a lot of cash they aren't entitled to.

If they were to keep a running total, accurate to many decimal places, in time they could pay out what they owe contributors. From their point of view, when you multiply the cash grab by enough contributors, it's another revenue stream. This won't save them from the debt their previous private equity owners saddled them with, but as contributors, we should be aware of every one of these accounting schemes (scams?).
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Shutterstock.com / Re: SS levelling up
« Last post by SpaceStockFootage on Today at 13:04 »
...anyhow when there is a contract between supplier and distributor that contract the contract is an Agency-contract and is exactly the same as if they was your Agent.

Sorry, but that's just not true. While there may be some similarities, these stock sites are not our agents... and while you can draw comparisons or make similarities or make assumptions about what BAPLA would or wouldn't view it as all you like... it says quite clearly in the legal agreement that they're not our agents. 
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