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« on: July 22, 2020, 00:20 »

« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 10:23 »
Folllowing on from the video API, a similar development for images

Great, so the API bug that allows anyone to download full res videos for free most likely now allows them to do the same with images too!

« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 17:15 »
Actually, I think the API for images has been that way for a long time. I deleted all my bestsellers when I found out that was happening, and that was quite a while ago. Theres probably a post about it here somewhere.

edit: heres a post from 2017, post #5 talks about it.'s-cio-has-left-after-one-year/msg495165/#msg495165
« Last Edit: July 23, 2020, 17:28 by cathyslife »

« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 11:36 »
Is SS going to follow iStock in its footsteps as the next big stock business slowly sinking under the weight of its own size and mismanagement? I'd like to think SS is fundamentally different from iStock/Getty, but maybe it's the same kind of corporate/technical mess after all.

I called it, 3 years ago!

As did justanotherphotographer:

IStock compounded incompetence with unique pressure on finances thanks to their role as a debt vehicle for financiers. This led them to continually squeeze contributors to the degree that many people left or stopped uploading. Shutterstock aren't there yet, fingers crossed they aren't about to cut our royalties, that would be the indicator that they are stuck in the downward spiral.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 11:40 by Noedelhap »

« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2020, 00:14 »
what is the video API bug?

« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 07:33 »
what is the video API bug?

A long standing bug in the streaming video options that allows someone to obtain (and download) the full size video for offline use.
There are other bugs as well.

SS is aware and has been aware for well over a year.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 14:03 »


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