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wds

« on: December 14, 2022, 08:30 »
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What is the "Contributor Fund" column in the Shutterstock "Earnings Summary"?


wds

« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2022, 08:37 »
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What is the "Contributor Fund" column in the Shutterstock "Earnings Summary"?

Wait....is this for when an asset is used for "generative AI"? Weren't they supposed to ask our permission for that??

« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2022, 09:10 »
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I found an amount too. Super 0.42 cents

« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2022, 09:36 »
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And I'm sure they don't offer an opt out

« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2022, 09:36 »
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What is the "Contributor Fund" column in the Shutterstock "Earnings Summary"?

Wait....is this for when an asset is used for "generative AI"? Weren't they supposed to ask our permission for that??

Yes, it's for the cummissions for images used in AI generation.
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I-generated Content on Shutterstock
 
On October 25, 2022 Shutterstock announced its action plan to launch its AI-generated content capabilities in a manner that is responsible and transparent for its customers and contributors. In expanding its partnership with OpenAI and LG, as well as launching the Contributor Fund to compensate artists for their contributions, Shutterstock is committed to unlocking this opportunity for our customers and contributors in an ethically responsible way.

I don't think the column has anything to do with whether they asked for permission or not, it's just part of the design, just like every contributor has a column for photos, videos or referals, even if he doesn't take part in the referal system or only submits videos or only photos.

« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2022, 09:41 »
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Got a 3 cents for Contributors fund


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wds

« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2022, 09:54 »
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I guess maybe it's only Adobe that plans to ask for the contributors permission to participate.
It would be nice if they at least showed you which of your assets was used. It seems not to be the case.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2022, 13:10 »
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Got a 3 cents for Contributors fund


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I'm hurt that SS likes you better, as my column just shows -  :P

The way I read it, this was to start after they had the new program in place and were using the images with permission. I guess not. I didn't expect anything to appear at all for some time.

Sure thing, part of the re-design was adding the column for the fund credits.

« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2022, 13:27 »
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Three cents for me too, so far.  Missed it because you have to scroll to the right to get the full spreadsheet.  Lame.

« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2022, 17:41 »
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I got 21 cents, my images portfolio is small, mostly snapshots of my 4K videos.

« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2022, 20:29 »
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Where is this option?

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2022, 22:20 »
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What is the "Contributor Fund" column in the Shutterstock "Earnings Summary"?

Wait....is 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.

« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2022, 02:49 »
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Where is this option?

It's in your earning summery, but because whoever does the contributor design sucks at his job, you can't see it unless you scroll very far to the right.
https://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings

« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2022, 07:04 »
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Where is this option?

It's in your earning summery, but because whoever does the contributor design sucks at his job, you can't see it unless you scroll very far to the right.
https://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings

Can you share screenshot?
I cannot find it.

« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2022, 07:08 »
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Where is this option?

It's in your earning summery, but because whoever does the contributor design sucks at his job, you can't see it unless you scroll very far to the right.
https://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings

Can you share screenshot?
I cannot find it.


« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2022, 08:09 »
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You have to scroll to the right. It's hacked off on all my devices, requiring you to scroll to see it.

« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2022, 10:28 »
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Where is this option?

It's in your earning summery, but because whoever does the contributor design sucks at his job, you can't see it unless you scroll very far to the right.
https://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings

Can you share screenshot?
I cannot find it.



Got it, thanks
This so bad UI


« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2022, 16:49 »
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Well, some good news, I guess. I wrote to SS and asked about opting out of the CF.  A little fluffy in her response but here it is.

"Thanks for reaching out to Shutterstock Contributor Care.

We sincerely appreciate your business trajectory since 2007 with us and with great pleasure would be attending to all of your inquiries and request.

Allow me to start by thanking you for having brought this to our attention; I realize the importance of this matter for you. I have reached out to our Higher Office in regard to your request, and they have confirmed that, in the coming weeks, our Tech Team will introduce a way for all contributors to opt out of having their content included in datasets. Until then, your patience is much appreciated.

If there's anything else you need from us or if you have any additional concerns regarding this, please let me know; It's always a pleasure to assist you.

Wishing you a lovely rest of your day and with warm regards,

Daniela
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team"

« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2022, 17:01 »
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Well, some good news, I guess. I wrote to SS and asked about opting out of the CF.  A little fluffy in her response but here it is.

"Thanks for reaching out to Shutterstock Contributor Care.

We sincerely appreciate your business trajectory since 2007 with us and with great pleasure would be attending to all of your inquiries and request.

Allow me to start by thanking you for having brought this to our attention; I realize the importance of this matter for you. I have reached out to our Higher Office in regard to your request, and they have confirmed that, in the coming weeks, our Tech Team will introduce a way for all contributors to opt out of having their content included in datasets. Until then, your patience is much appreciated.

If there's anything else you need from us or if you have any additional concerns regarding this, please let me know; It's always a pleasure to assist you.

Wishing you a lovely rest of your day and with warm regards,

Daniela
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team"



It's amazing that something is made possible for buyers without any problems, but at the same time it takes weeks for you to be able to undo it as a contributor.

I can't see any appreciation of the contributors here. On the contrary.

« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2022, 17:04 »
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No thought is given in advance to the possible negative effects of an "innovation" from the point of view of the contributors.

It is done. If it is not good, the contributors will get in touch...

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2022, 22:44 »
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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

« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2022, 02:36 »
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Where is this option?

It's in your earning summery, but because whoever does the contributor design sucks at his job, you can't see it unless you scroll very far to the right.
https://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings

I was scratching my head to find it and just did before I read this comment. Where did these people learn web design? Awful!

It was weird when I looked at my top performers earlier the numbers seemed right but then I clicked on the "by product" column and the numbers seemed all wrong until I realized I had to click on each type of earning (subscriptions, enhanced, etc) and add them together - I really don't care, I just want the bottom line! And it's already available so why do I need another page to make it confusing?

It was like someone asked, "How many ways can we show you the same thing so that it looks different each time and confuse the #[email protected] out of contributors?"

I guess the designer charges by the column and page. Really awful.

On a positive note, this afternoon, I uploaded photos and illustrations for the first time in about 11 months, and they were all accepted and online already. Then I looked at my earnings for the first time this month and felt a little queasy that I'd wasted time uploading anything new.

MxR

« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2022, 06:40 »
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4,30  in my contrubutor fund... maybe some face of my models is on a space goat

« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2022, 12:34 »
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...
I guess the designer charges by the column and page. Really awful.
...

and it's been all too common on websites to skip alpha regression testing and make the users unwitting beta testers (like asking for a phone number and counting the backspace as a character when you mistype)

« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2022, 15:29 »
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Wishing you a lovely rest of your day and with warm regards,

Man, that makes all my work worth it.


 

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