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« on: April 22, 2019, 16:06 »
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I just got message on my contributor portal that I need to accept new Terms of Service. Anybody else get this message too?


« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 16:10 »
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I did, and I'm reading it now trying to figure out what changed. They did link to the prior terms (which is good) but didn't provide a change document - at least I haven't found one yet (bad).

« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 16:29 »
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Arbitration and Copyright Infringement seem to be the biggest changes unless I missed something.

« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 16:40 »
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They should always make a table telling us what is the new stuff or what specifically changed...

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 17:03 »
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No class action lawsuits, arbitration to resolve disputes, infringement (we have to submit a DMCA takedown notice, meaning we have to locate the copyright holder and can't tell them about infringements if it isn't our work - not sure that's a good thing but it saves them the trouble of sending us that canned email), plus a change to the Compensation section(9i.):

"Royalty payments based on a percentage of sales price will be based on the sales price actually received by Shutterstock and calculated after making any necessary deductions for any refunds, cancellations, previous overpayments, and any taxes, levies, imposts, duties, currency exchange costs, or other similar charges that are imposed on the payments received by Shutterstock. If any law, government ruling or any other restriction affects the amount of the payments which Shutterstock's licensee can remit to Shutterstock, Shutterstock may deduct from Contributor's royalties an amount proportionate to the reduction in such licensee's remittances to Shutterstock."

I think that is new and suggests we may get all sorts of variance in our payment based on their accounting of various charges and deductions.

I don't see any mention of a process to appeal what we believe to be incorrect allegations by others that our content is infringing - section 13e says they can terminate an account for a violation. There's nothing in the DMCA policy that talks about how a wrongfully accused contributor can straighten things out.

I never had a wrongful accusation at SS, but while at iStock someone said a picture of mine was an unreleased shot of him (which it wasn't - the picture was released and it was of an iStock employee, so it wasn't hard to straighten out). Given SS's current approach to contributor relations, it's not reassuring to me to see all sorts of new rules with no corresponding process for how problems can get straightened out.

There's a new section 18 about electronic communications delivery, but it seems harmless

Section 19f has a new part giving them wiggle room to notify us of changes in a number of ways, not specifically listed - it used to be "...by an announcement on your login page". Now, it is:

"Shutterstock will notify you of any such change by an announcement on this page, your login page, and/or by other means to provide you the opportunity to review the modifications before they become effective."

Not sure why that's a good idea - seems to give them leeway to be less transparent.

« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2019, 18:42 »
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At 4:32pm Pacific Time, I received email about the new terms - still no blog post or marked up copy showing changes.

According to the email they updated the TOS to "...make it easier for you to earn money doing what you love at Shutterstock." I have no idea how that goal could possibly be accomplished by their new TOS

Towards the end, they repeat the intro sentence but follow it with "We cant wait to see what content you upload next." Perhaps they have some new (buggy) AI software they're working on and it wrote this rather sad excuse for a note to contributors.

By the way, via the mobile app you can check your earnings without having to decide on whether or not to accept these terms :)
« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 19:11 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2019, 18:50 »
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Yes, I got an email today, skimmed through it, and noticed the bit about changes to the copyright section. But wasnt curious enough to go read the whole thing, since they dont even enforce copyright violations. I understand how allowing random people to report violations could get dicey, but geez, in view of the LARGE number of thieves stealing and posting content, youd think they would at least take a look, especially if that report comes from a contributor thats been around awhile or has a good, money-making portfolio. That they dont tells me they dont really care, they will make money any way they can.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2019, 07:15 by cathyslife »

« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2019, 01:00 »
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Hmmmm just got the email.  It says the new terms will add "Clarification on when and why accounts may be suspended or terminated due to copyright infringement" but nothing about when people infringe upon your work is changed or clarified so what do they mean?  They did add that "If you knowingly or repeatedly submit false copyright infringement claims and takedown notices to Shutterstock, Shutterstock reserves the right to disable or delete your account with no further notice to you."  also you have to file a DMCA takedown request and "Shutterstock has no obligation to pursue legal action against any alleged infringer of any of your rights in and to any Content. "

So the clarification about infringement and suspended accounts looks to be a warning about reporting infringement.  Not a good look.
Also adding in the arbitration stuff is another way to stop you from complaining about infringement.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2019, 01:05 by tickstock »

« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 01:48 »
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Yes, I got an email today, skimmed through it, and noticed the bit about changes to the copyright section. But wasnt curious enough to go read the whole thing, since they dont even enforce copyright violations. I understand how allowing random people to report violations could get dicey, but geez, in view of the LARGE number of thieves stealing and posting content, youd think they would at least take a look, especially if that report comes from a contributor thats been around awile or has a good, money-making portfolio. That they dont tells me they dont really care, they will make money any way they can.
I think the only way that copyright protection will be taken seriously is if a big contributor or agency with no stake in SS sues them for reckless negligence in their methods of validating content. I doubt it will happen though.

« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2019, 04:19 »
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Old Shutterstock Terms: (As of December 2018)

In case anyone wanted them for reference/comparison, this is what they were before:


Shutterstock Contributor

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    Terms of Service
    Privacy Statement

        Shutterstock, Inc. ("Shutterstock") operates a global marketplace for stock media. Shutterstock's customers pay a fee to license content from the Shutterstock websites (collectively, "Shutterstock Websites").

    The following is intended to convey the general scope of each term, and does not replace the TOS. Your rights and obligations are controlled solely by the TOS.
        The following Terms of Service ("TOS") is a legally binding, non-exclusive agreement between you and Shutterstock. Please read the TOS carefully and be sure you understand it fully. The TOS describes and controls your legal relationship with Shutterstock, the rights you are granting to Shutterstock in any photographs, images, vectors, moving images, animations, films, videos, audiovisual works or other media together with any associated keywords, metadata and/or titles submitted by you to Shutterstock (collectively, "Content"), and the uses Shutterstock may make of the Content.

    By submitting content to Shutterstock, you agree to all the terms in this agreement.
    Which Terms Apply to Me?

    Determine which Terms of Service apply to you. You can see the previous terms of service here.
    Overview
        By submitting any Content to Shutterstock, you grant to Shutterstock a worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to reproduce, prepare derivative works incorporating, publicly display, sublicense, sell, advertise and market any Content uploaded by you and accepted by Shutterstock, until this Agreement is terminated as herein provided. You also give permission to Shutterstock to add, modify or remove information related to your Content in order to manage and license such Content.

        You are granting Shutterstock the non-exclusive right to license and use your submitted content.
        You grant Shutterstock a worldwide, non-exclusive right to use your name, display name and Content in connection with Shutterstock's marketing and promotional activities without the payment of any compensation to you. Shutterstock, in the exercise of its discretion, may refrain from any or all of the foregoing without any liability to you.
        Shutterstock shall have the right, but not the obligation, to license all Content to its customers for use in accordance with license agreements entered into by Shutterstock, including but not limited to Shutterstock, Inc. Terms of Service License Agreements (collectively, "Licenses").
    Ownership of Content
        The copyrights in all Content remain with the copyright owner, and nothing in the TOS shall be construed as a transfer of copyright to Shutterstock. However, by submitting Content to Shutterstock, you expressly waive any artists' authorship rights or any droit moral that you would otherwise have under the laws of the State of New York, United States Copyright Act or similar laws of any jurisdiction, so that customers may use your Content in accordance with the Licenses issued by Shutterstock.

    You always retain ownership in and to your content.
    Releases
        You agree to provide valid and accurate model releases for all Content you contribute to Shutterstock that, in Shutterstock's judgment, contains an identifiable face or identifiable human figure or other identifiable attribute including, without limitation, voice, appearance, or likeness. You also agree to provide valid and accurate property releases to Shutterstock for all Content that requires such releases, which determination shall be made in Shutterstock's sole discretion. All releases shall be electronically delivered to Shutterstock with the Content. Content without a release that depicts an identifiable person and/or requires a property release may be accepted for "Editorial Use Only" by Shutterstock in its sole discretion.

        Some content you submit may require releases, which you are responsible for providing.
        You agree that you are solely responsible for retaining all original releases and maintaining complete and accurate release records.
        The submission of falsified, inaccurate or otherwise defective model releases is a material breach of the TOS. Releases submitted by you shall not contain any terms inconsistent with the TOS or contain any restrictions not contained in the Shutterstock releases located at the Shutterstock Legal Center.

        To download model and property releases, please see Legal Releases.
        You agree that Shutterstock may furnish copies of releases to customers, as necessary, in order to respond to any potential or actual legal action, to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and/or union reporting requirements, or any other reason Shutterstock deems reasonable in its sole discretion.
        You agree that all Content submitted by you for "Editorial Use Only" shall faithfully depict the subject and be accompanied by accurate titles and keywords. You also understand and agree that certain "Editorial Use Only" Content may require an attestation of authority from a third party granting Contributor's right to record such Content (a "Credential"). You will provide Shutterstock evidence of such Credentials upon request.

        If you submit content for "Editorial Use Only", it may require credentials.
        You agree that Shutterstock may permit Content designated "Editorial Use Only" to be used in a non-Editorial manner at Shutterstock's sole discretion (e.g., Shutterstock may permit a customer to use Content designated "Editorial Use Only" for commercial purposes where the customer obtains the necessary rights and clearances for such use).

        Shutterstock may license Editorial Use Only content for commercial purposes in its discretion.
    Accounts
        You agree to provide true and complete information relating to your Shutterstock contributor account and Content, including but not limited to information relating to the date, location and equipment used in connection with creation of the Content;

        Please make sure that information relating to your Shutterstock account and content is true and complete.
        By opening a Shutterstock account, you express your consent to the Shutterstock Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference and governs Shutterstock's collection, processing, storage and transfer of the Content and data submitted by you, including data relating to you, your account, your Content or other information related to the foregoing ("Personal Data"). You agree that your Personal Data may be collected, processed, stored, and transferred to jurisdictions other than your home jurisdiction.
        Shutterstock has the right to refuse to establish an account or to close any existing account, for fraud, intellectual property infringement, violation of a third party's rights including those of privacy or publicity, artificially inflating downloads, submission of material that is obscene in nature, violent or that might be construed as defamatory, failure to comply with Shutterstock's guidelines as may be amended from time to time, for any breach of the terms of this or any other agreement that you have with Shutterstock, or for convenience.
        Shutterstock will terminate your account no later than ninety (90) days following its receipt of a written request from you. For the sake of clarity, before the termination of your account is made effective by Shutterstock, your Content will remain available for license by Shutterstock customers. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that Shutterstock materially modifies the TOS and does not provide you with prior notice, you may terminate your account within thirty (30) days of the effective date of such modifications.

        We may close your account if you are doing something wrong. You can request that we close your account at any time as well, which we will do within 90 days.
        You may remove Content from your account at any time, provided that in any ninety (90) day period, you remove no more than (i) 100 items of Content; and (ii) 10% of your Content, whichever is greater.
        If your account is terminated for any reason, you must obtain written authorization from Shutterstock prior to establishing another account. You may not have more than one active contributor account at any time without the written consent of Shutterstock in each instance.

        You may not hold more than one Shutterstock account, or share content with another Shutterstock account, without permission.
        You may not submit identical Content to more than one account without the prior written consent of Shutterstock.
    Content
        Shutterstock has the right to refuse to accept or to remove Content from the Shutterstock Websites for any reason. Shutterstock will remove Content if Shutterstock believes that such Content may (in Shutterstock's sole discretion) subject Shutterstock or any of its officers, managers, directors or employees to legal action or if the Content violates the TOS. Notwithstanding the foregoing and subject to Shutterstock's discretion, Content removed by you or opted out by you for any reason may be available for license to those customers that previously downloaded "comp" versions of the removed Content.
        Shutterstock shall use reasonable efforts to cause Content removed from or opted out from Shutterstock Websites to be removed from the websites of any Shutterstock affiliates or partners (including co-branded websites) within ninety (90) days of the removal of the subject Content from the Shutterstock Websites.
        Licenses issued by Shutterstock for any Content that is later removed from the Shutterstock Websites will remain in full force and effect.

        If your content is removed from Shutterstock, existing licenses for previously downloaded content will remain in effect.
        Shutterstock may advertise and/or market your Content on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and similar sites and the applications related thereto.

        Your content may be marketed on social media platforms.
    Usage Restrictions
        Unless you "opt out" (please see "Your Account"), Shutterstock shall have the right to issue an "Enhanced License" with respect to your Content. Customers who purchase an Enhanced License shall have the right to make broader use of your Content. For example, there are no limitations on the number of times an Enhanced License customer can reproduce Content. Please read and familiarize yourself with the terms of the Terms of Service, Enhanced License.
        Unless you "opt out" (please see "Your Account"), Shutterstock shall have the right to license your Content in accordance with a Premier License (or the equivalent). The Premier License includes so-called "Sensitive Use" rights. Sensitive Uses are those uses that depict a person in a manner that a reasonable person might consider offensive, controversial or unflattering.

        We may license your content for sensitive uses unless you opt-out.
        Shutterstock will not license Content for use in connection with matter that is pornographic, defamatory or deceptive, or in a manner that could be considered libelous, obscene, or illegal in nature.

        We will not license your content in a way that is pornographic, defamatory, deceptive, or in a way that is considered libelous, obscene, or illegal.
    Content Submission Guidelines
        You agree to follow Shutterstock's Contributor Guidelines, which are deemed incorporated herein and made a part hereof by this reference. The submission of Content that does not adhere to Shutterstock's Contributor Guidelines may result in the termination of your Shutterstock account.

    Please follow Shutterstock's Contributor Guidelines when submitting content to Shutterstock.
    Forum Guidelines
        You agree to follow Shutterstock's Forum Guidelines. Any activity by you on Shutterstock's forum (please see "Forum for Contributors") which does not adhere to Shutterstock's Forum Guidelines may result in the termination of your Shutterstock account. The terms of Shutterstock's Forum Guidelines are deemed incorporated into and made a part of the TOS by this reference.

    Please follow Shutterstock's Forum Guidelines when participating in the Shutterstock forum.
    Compensation
        Shutterstock shall pay you a royalty for each unique download of Content for which Shutterstock receives payment. The current royalty rates are set forth on the Earnings Schedule, which schedule is incorporated herein by reference. If a customer downloads the same item of Content more than once, you will be paid once only. Please note that there may be a reporting delay for customer downloads reflected in your Shutterstock contributor account.

        We will pay you a royalty for each download of content for which Shutterstock receives payment.
        Royalty payments and accompanying statements will be issued monthly, on or about the 15th day of each month, for the previous month's downloads. Payments are automatic and do not need to be requested.

        The current royalty rates can be found in the Earnings Schedule.
        There is a minimum payout rate per accounting period of: i) Thirty Five US Dollars (USD 35.00) for electronic payments; and ii) Five Hundred US Dollars (USD 500.00) for payment by check (the "Payout Minimums"). If during an accounting period, you haven't reached the Payout Minimums, your compensation will be rolled over into the next accounting period. If you cancel your account prior to accrued earnings in your royalty account reaching the applicable Payout Minimum, you thereby forfeit such royalties.
        If your account is terminated for a breach of the material terms of the TOS, in addition to its other rights at law or in equity, Shutterstock shall have the right to retain any royalties and/or other compensation otherwise payable to you hereunder as liquidated damages.
        You may not use the Shutterstock service as a means of transferring your Content to a single customer or to a small number of customers nor may you download your own Content. Such activity constitutes a material breach of the TOS. If you engage in such activity, Shutterstock may avail itself of all rights it has hereunder, including but not limited to terminating your account and/or retaining any accrued but unpaid royalties.
        Shutterstock may recoup royalties paid to you in connection with refunds issued by Shutterstock by deducting applicable royalties credited to your account. Credit card chargebacks will be treated in the same manner as refunded subscriptions. Shutterstock does not deduct the amount credited to your account for refunds and chargebacks in connection with any license, but it reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Such change shall not constitute a material modification to the TOS. Shutterstock shall notify you of any such change with an announcement on your login page.
        If Shutterstock makes an overpayment of royalties or other compensation to you for any reason, Shutterstock shall have the right to deduct the amount of such overpayment from your accrued royalties or to demand the immediate repayment of such overpaid royalties or other compensation.
        If you receive your payments through an online payment processing service (e.g., Paypal or Moneybookers) you may not share your online payment processing service account with another Shutterstock contributor. Shutterstock's obligation to make payment to you hereunder shall be fulfilled by making payment to the online payment processing service designated by you.

        Please do not use your account to download your own content, or to transfer content to customers. Also, you may not share your payment processing account (e.g., PayPal, Moneybookers) with another Shutterstock contributor.
    Referral Programs
        If you refer other content contributors to Shutterstock and the contributor identifies you to Shutterstock as the referring party pursuant to Shutterstock's referral program, you will be paid a royalty as set forth on the Earnings Schedule. Any referrer royalties credited to your account from a subscription that is later refunded or charged back to Shutterstock will be deemed to be an overpayment of royalties to you. Shutterstock reserves the right to withhold payments due to you under the Shutterstock referral program for up to 90 days from the date the referred contributor establishes its Shutterstock account.

        You may earn more by referring contributors and customers who identify you as a referral. Please see the Earnings Schedule for more information.
        If you refer a customer to Shutterstock and the customer identifies you to Shutterstock as the referring party, your royalty account will be credited as specified on the Earnings Schedule. You will not receive a royalty for any renewals or subsequent purchases by the customer you referred. Any referrer royalties credited to your account from a subscription that is later refunded or charged back to Shutterstock will be deemed to be an overpayment of royalties to you. Shutterstock reserves the right to withhold payments due to you under the Shutterstock referral program for up to 90 days from the date the referred customer establishes its Shutterstock account.
    Taxes
        If you are a "US Person" as said term is defined by the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"), a signed and completed IRS Form W-9 must be submitted to Shutterstock for Shutterstock to make payments to you. A W-9 is used to certify under penalty of perjury that your social security number is correct and that you are not subject to backup withholding taxes.

        If you are a U.S. person, you must submit a W-9 form to be paid.
        Foreign persons might be subject to U.S. income tax on income they receive from U.S. sources. If you are a "Foreign Person" as said term is defined by the IRS, a signed and completed IRS Form W-8 must be submitted to Shutterstock in order for you to claim a reduced rate of, or exemption from, withholding as a resident of a foreign country with which the United States has an income tax treaty.

        If you are a foreign person, you must submit a W-8 form if you would like to claim a reduced withholding rate, where applicable.
    For more information, please see the Tax Center.
    Shutterstock Trademarks
        For the purposes of the TOS, the term, "Trademark(s)" means all common law or registered trademarks, logos, service marks, trade names, Internet domain names, or other indications of origin now or in the future used by Shutterstock.
        Nothing contained herein grants or shall be construed to grant you any rights to use any Shutterstock Trademarks.
        You agree that you will not use Shutterstock's Trademarks in any manner that might tarnish, disparage, or reflect adversely on such Trademarks or Shutterstock. Nor will you contest or otherwise challenge (e.g., in any legal action or otherwise), or assist or encourage any other person or entity to contest or challenge, the validity of any of Shutterstock Trademarks or the Trademark rights claimed by Shutterstock.
        You agree that you will not use any Shutterstock Trademarks or any variant thereof including misspellings) as a domain name or as part of a domain name regardless of the top-level domain, as part of a blog name or social media handle or channel, or as a metatag, keyword, or any other type of programming code or data.
        You may not at any time, adopt or use, without Shutterstock's prior written consent any word or mark which is similar to or likely to be confused with Shutterstock's Trademarks.
        The look and feel of the Shutterstock Websites, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts, is the trade dress and/or trademark or service mark of Shutterstock and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Shutterstock.

        You may not use Shutterstock's trademarks in any form without permission.
        You may not frame or hotlink to the Shutterstock Websites or to any item of Content other than your own without the prior written consent of Shutterstock.

        Please do not copy, frame, or hotlink to the Shutterstock websites without permission.
        All rights in and to Shutterstock's Trademarks not expressly granted to you hereunder are reserved by Shutterstock.
    Copyright Infringement Claims
        You hereby grant Shutterstock the right and authority to take such steps as Shutterstock deems commercially reasonable to protect Shutterstock's rights in the Content.
        In the event that you believe Content has been misused, you shall take no action without providing notice of such misuse to Shutterstock and receiving Shutterstock's prior written consent to such action.
        While Shutterstock takes commercially reasonable steps to ensure that the rights of its Contributors are not violated by customers or other parties, Shutterstock has no obligation to pursue legal action against any alleged infringer of any of your rights in and to any Content.

        We respect your rights and may take action to protect your content. If you suspect potential misuse of your content, please contact us with the details before taking any action directly.
    Representations and Warranties
        You represent and warrant that:
        you have the full right, power and authority to enter into this agreement and to fully perform all of your obligations hereunder;
        you are under no legal disability or contractual restriction that prevents you from entering into this agreement
        you are at least 18 years of age;
        the Content and all parts thereof are owned and/or controlled by you, unencumbered and original works and are capable of copyright protection in all countries where copyright or similar protection is available;
        if the Content contains sound recordings, music and/or lyrics, you own or have acquired all rights to use such sound recordings, music and/or lyrics from the owner of the copyright in such sound recordings, music and/or lyrics.
        if the Content consists in whole or in part of design elements, fonts, clipart, sprites, vectors, brush tools and the like that are included in design programs (e.g., Photoshop, Daz, Illustrator), the end user license agreement, terms of service or the equivalent license held by you permits you to incorporate such elements in Content created by you, and to license such Content to Shutterstock for the purposes set forth herein.
        the Content is neither obscene nor defamatory, does not violate any applicable laws and/or regulations, and does not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party, including, without limitation, trademark rights and the rights of privacy and publicity.
        you possess valid Credentials for each item of "Editorial Use Only" Content for which credentials may be required.
        there is no suit action or claim or other legal or administrative proceeding now pending or threatened which might directly or indirectly affect the Content or which might in any way impair the rights granted by you hereunder; and

        you will not transmit unsolicited emails or engage in so-called "spamming" to publicize or promote your relationship with Shutterstock or the sale of your Content - nor will you advertise or otherwise publicize your relationship with Shutterstock, nor will you use Shutterstock's Trademarks through the use of search engine advertising and/or marketing.

        You acknowledge that such advertising and/or marketing might infringe on the intellectual property rights of Shutterstock and/or third parties. In addition to its other rights and/or remedies under the TOS, Shutterstock shall be under no obligation to pay you any referral fees or other compensation if you violate the terms of this subparagraph.
        Shutterstock represents and warrants that:
        it has the power and authority to enter into this agreement and to fully perform all of its obligations hereunder; and

        upon making or learning of any claim that is inconsistent with any of the warranties or representations made by you, Shutterstock may send you written notice of such claim, using the email address provided by you to Shutterstock, specifying the details of the claim as then known to Shutterstock.

        Pending the determination of such claim, Shutterstock may withhold from royalties and/or other compensation due to you hereunder, such sums as are reasonably related to the probable value of the claim as determined by Shutterstock. You will cooperate fully with Shutterstock in the defense of any such claims. You may participate in the defense of any claim through counsel of your selection at your own expense.

    You agree that you are legally able to enter into this agreement, and that none of the content you submit will violate any laws or infringe any third party's rights.
    Confidentiality
        By submitting any Content to Shutterstock, you acknowledge that you will acquire certain confidential and proprietary information, including but not limited to royalty rates, royalty payments and earnings data (collectively, "Confidential Information"). You agree to keep Confidential Information confidential and to not disclose Confidential Information to any third party other than representatives, agents, attorneys, accountants, auditors and advisors with a bona fide need to know, who shall first agree to keep the terms confidential.

    Please do not disclose confidential information about your Shutterstock account.
    Indemnification
        You agree to indemnify and hold Shutterstock, its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, and employees harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and disbursements) arising out of any breach or claimed breach of any of your representations or warranties or any of your obligations under the TOS. You will only be liable for any incidental, consequential, or special damages in the case of third party claims.

        If a claim arises due to your breach of your representations in this agreement, you agree to cover Shutterstock for its loss. If a claim arises due to Shutterstock's breach of its representations in this agreement, Shutterstock agrees to cover you for your loss.

        The party seeking indemnification agrees to notify the other party as soon as possible.
        Shutterstock shall indemnify and hold you harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and disbursements) arising out of any breach or claimed breach of any of Shutterstock's representations or warranties or any of Shutterstock's obligations pursuant to the TOS. Shutterstock will only be liable for incidental, consequential, or special damages in the case of third party claims.

        If Shutterstock is the indemnifying party, it shall defend such claims, control litigation, and settle claims in its sole discretion. If a settlement creates a financial obligation for you, it shall require your written consent, which you will not unreasonably withhold or delay. If you are the indemnifying party, Shutterstock shall have the right but not the obligation to assume control of any litigation.

        When indemnification is sought due to a legal claim by a third party, the indemnified party shall:
            promptly notify the indemnifying party of the claim. If the indemnified party does not notify the indemnifying party, the indemnifying party must still meet its indemnification obligations under the TOS, unless the failure to notify causes material prejudice to the indemnifying party; and
            give the indemnifying party the opportunity to defend the claim with counsel reasonably acceptable to the indemnified party. Counsel that is acceptable to indemnifying party's errors and omissions insurance carrier shall be deemed to be acceptable to indemnified party. The indemnified party agrees to cooperate with the indemnifying party in the defense of any claim, at the indemnified party's expense. If for any reason the indemnifying party does not elect to or fails to defend a claim, the indemnified party may do so at the indemnifying party's sole expense
    Miscellaneous
        The relationship of the parties is that of independent contractors. There is no relationship of partnership, joint venture, employment, franchise or agency created hereby between the parties.
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2019, 07:33 »
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I don't know if it is part of new TOS or I haven't seen that before, now I see that standard license covers print run of 500.000 copies. It was 250.000 if I remember correctly. Same thing is with AS. Well, I guess we won't see any EL sales soon. It's all getting worse so quickly.

« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2019, 07:45 »
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I don't know if it is part of new TOS or I haven't seen that before, now I see that standard license covers print run of 500.000 copies. It was 250.000 if I remember correctly. Same thing is with AS. Well, I guess we won't see any EL sales soon. It's all getting worse so quickly.
That's not new, sadly.

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2019, 07:51 »
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I don't know if it is part of new TOS or I haven't seen that before, now I see that standard license covers print run of 500.000 copies. It was 250.000 if I remember correctly. Same thing is with AS. Well, I guess we won't see any EL sales soon. It's all getting worse so quickly.

They changed that a few years back and you are right it killed EL's

« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2019, 08:53 »
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True. I don't know why I was thinking that latest change was from some reasonable number to 250.000. I guess my mind blocked 500.000 to stay sane. I apologise.

« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2019, 09:05 »
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True. I don't know why I was thinking that latest change was from some reasonable number to 250.000. I guess my mind blocked 500.000 to stay sane. I apologise.
Don't worry, but you are right, it actually killed EL. One picture of mine was sold for 0.25 in SS and it was used in a book cover of math. And it's all over the web and libraries lol.

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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2019, 10:27 »
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You have ruined the thread by posting this big, long thing. Im going to keep quoting it ad nauseum. 🙄
« Last Edit: April 23, 2019, 10:29 by cathyslife »

« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2019, 22:20 »
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Old Shutterstock Terms: (As of December 2018)

In case anyone wanted them for reference/comparison, this is what they were before:


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You have ruined the thread by posting this big, long thing. Im going to keep quoting it ad nauseum. 🙄

no, didn't ruin the thread. but YOU reposted... :P


« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2019, 01:28 »
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This is getting silly  ;D

« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2019, 10:08 »
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This is getting silly  ;D


Yes, it certainly is.

« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2019, 11:01 »
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This is getting silly  ;D

No. YOU are silly. Times TWO.

« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2019, 22:35 »
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Sounds like SS wants us to stop making a fuss about copyright infringement

Btw will not accepting the new T&C make any difference. Its mostly just for information anyway

« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2019, 01:50 »
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This is getting silly  ;D

No. YOU are silly. Times TWO.


No. YOU are silly. Times THREE!  ;D

Nah Nah nee Nah Nah!  ;D

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2019, 10:11 »
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Is this new?

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Does the new TOS wording hint at shutting down the wackamole posts also, with a threat that they may close someones account for posting that discovery on the forum?

« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2019, 15:47 »
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Does the new TOS wording hint at shutting down the wackamole posts also, with a threat that they may close someones account for posting that discovery on the forum?

I'm pretty sure they always had that in their forum rules.

Glad to see that they shut down all those stupid posts and sniping that a couple of members were indulging in. Those Texan v Floridian shouting matches were pitiful to see :D
« Last Edit: April 26, 2019, 00:39 by Sammy the Cat »


 

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