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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2022, 20:01 »
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Wishing you a lovely rest of your day and with warm regards,

Man, that makes all my work worth it.

Hahaha, indeed.


« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2022, 22:22 »
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Breaking news ......

$11.80 just landed in the Contributor fund column for me. 😁😳

« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2022, 22:24 »
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I googled "contributer fund" and came here . I received 2$ i was curious why download is not showing.

« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2022, 22:47 »
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Everybody should check - $58.37 just got added to my account.

wds

« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2022, 22:58 »
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Yea....and why don't they show us which assets are being used?...don't like that at all.

« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2022, 23:07 »
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I just had $5.12 come into my account.

« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2022, 23:43 »
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Will these royalties be ongoing for Ai images licensed where our work was used for machine learning?

« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2022, 00:43 »
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Will these royalties be ongoing for Ai images licensed where our work was used for machine learning?

That is the question

« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2022, 04:35 »
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Found that this morning in fund table


« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2022, 04:58 »
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I had $8.93 in the fund table yesterday.

« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2022, 07:17 »
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I had two sales today do far and I couldn't see what the other photo was. It said 2 but ut inly showed one. Then in the column to the right there it was. Contributor fund 0.58 😳

« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2022, 07:37 »
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I had two sales today do far and I couldn't see what the other photo was. It said 2 but ut inly showed one. Then in the column to the right there it was. Contributor fund 0.58 😳
have an $11,05 one

it messes up the App. 
On Monthly summary it adds a Download and the amount in the total, but when you click on the Day specifics the download is counted but not the Dollar amount.

ie,

Month Summary    Dec 17      3 ↓      $11.27
Day Specific page  Dec 17     3 ↓      $0.22  (and only 2 images showing)


« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2022, 07:45 »
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I had two sales today do far and I couldn't see what the other photo was. It said 2 but ut inly showed one. Then in the column to the right there it was. Contributor fund 0.58 😳
have an $11,05 one

it messes up the App. 
On Monthly summary it adds a Download and the amount in the total, but when you click on the Day specifics the download is counted but not the Dollar amount.

ie,

Month Summary    Dec 17      3 ↓      $11.27
Day Specific page  Dec 17     3 ↓      $0.22  (and only 2 images showing)

It could be that their system requires a download to be assigned to a payment in order to be posted. So the Contributor fund payment gets a fictitious download assigned to allow it to process.

« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2022, 07:50 »
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 $ 11.97 I hope this will be every day :)

« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2022, 08:05 »
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it's a zero for me :(

« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2022, 08:38 »
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Will these royalties be ongoing for Ai images licensed where our work was used for machine learning?

It is understandable. These are the images used to train various AI systems or for generating images using AI and that can include hundreds of your images. I cannot imagine how to present such information in any reasonable way. Probably majority (if not all) of your images were used to train some AI system. Every image can contribute, so this can represent thousands of various sales.

« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2022, 08:43 »
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Everybody should check - $58.37 just got added to my account.

Nice! 
I just got $12.  If this is consistent on a biweekly basis, it will make a difference.  I hope it's not a one-time thing.


« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2022, 08:54 »
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$5.34 - Took a minute to figure out where this amount resided.

« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2022, 09:06 »
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Now I figured out what that $0.15 download was. I wonder why we are not allowed to know which pics are being used.

« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2022, 09:47 »
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Does anyone know if the "Contributor Fund" money is subject to the Earning Schedule/Levels? Will this also reset in January?

« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2022, 10:51 »
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$1,90 in my case, thank you all for solving the mystery

« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2022, 11:10 »
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Does anyone know if the "Contributor Fund" money is subject to the Earning Schedule/Levels? Will this also reset in January?

This is a valid question, which also shows that the communication on the part of shutterstock is abysmal.

The downloads from the Contributor Fund are counted. Presumably, this is why these revenues are also reduced at the beginning of the year.

In the case I described, however, it is relatively unimportant. It was once said that there would be no remuneration lower than $ 0.10 - regardless of the level.

Whether you get $ 0.03 at level 1, or as in my case $ 0.07 at level 5, it doesn't matter. With the other incomes mentioned here it plays a role of course.


« Reply #47 on: December 17, 2022, 14:09 »
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had to scroll way over - found $112 there today

that's more than AS earns in a month - except for the annual(?) addition to free collection

these 'extras' from canva,AS & now SS really make a difference in the bottom line

« Reply #48 on: December 17, 2022, 15:13 »
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Does anyone know if the "Contributor Fund" money is subject to the Earning Schedule/Levels? Will this also reset in January?

This is a valid question, which also shows that the communication on the part of shutterstock is abysmal.

The downloads from the Contributor Fund are counted. Presumably, this is why these revenues are also reduced at the beginning of the year.

In the case I described, however, it is relatively unimportant. It was once said that there would be no remuneration lower than $ 0.10 - regardless of the level.

Whether you get $ 0.03 at level 1, or as in my case $ 0.07 at level 5, it doesn't matter. With the other incomes mentioned here it plays a role of course.


what also counts is how they are treated in regards to number of download to reach levels.  If my images were used to create 17 different generated AI sales i should get a count of 17.

« Reply #49 on: December 18, 2022, 03:27 »
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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.

I feel appreciated. I made more on Contributor Fund this month than subs.


 

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