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« on: November 02, 2022, 08:15 »
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I think I know the answer to this question, but I've just discovered a photo of mine that has been used on a cover of a CD. I've only sold it once through Shutterstock (I got 10 cents for it). It is marked as editorial. As the image is of a sculpture with wording from a poem on it. I would assume that usage on an album cover is not classed as editorial, but commercial?

I am going to write to the person concerned to ask where he purchased the licence (the shot is with 2 other libraries), but what would you do under these circumstances?



« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2022, 08:20 »
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Not worry about it.  End usage is the buyers problem.

« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2022, 08:46 »
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Not worry about it.  End usage is the buyers problem.

I appreciate that it's the buyer's problem, but surely if it's being used for commercial purposes, then I should be paid appropriately for that?

« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2022, 09:28 »
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I think I know the answer to this question, but I've just discovered a photo of mine that has been used on a cover of a CD. I've only sold it once through Shutterstock (I got 10 cents for it). It is marked as editorial. As the image is of a sculpture with wording from a poem on it. I would assume that usage on an album cover is not classed as editorial, but commercial?

I am going to write to the person concerned to ask where he purchased the licence (the shot is with 2 other libraries), but what would you do under these circumstances?
Take him to court and collect a large amount of money.

« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2022, 09:38 »
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Not worry about it.  End usage is the buyers problem.

I appreciate that it's the buyer's problem, but surely if it's being used for commercial purposes, then I should be paid appropriately for that?

Price for commercial use is the same as editorial one

« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2022, 10:11 »
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I appreciate that it's the buyer's problem, but surely if it's being used for commercial purposes, then I should be paid appropriately for that?

Shutterstock does not pay different for editorial or commercial usage images.
The main question here would be how many copies of the CD were produced. If it was not more than 500.000 copies, then a standart license is sufficient in which case sadly the 10cent you got were the "appropriate" amount.


 

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