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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2017, 11:09 »
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Maybe ESB is / was  a collaboration of multiple artists who either have split up or maybe even still working together that individually are uploading to other sites.

If that were the case, I don't see how you could legitimately upload identical images to different sites claiming different copyright owners. It would be great if the sites all provided upload dates with images to try and guess at a timeline, but they don't (and I don't want to try and reverse engineer dates from image numbers).

It also doesn't explain how on SS one model release, in their database with a single number, is used in two different portfolios. Possibly Shutterstock has some special deals for prolific contributors that we know nothing about, but with the interface we get to use, I couldn't do that with a collaborator if I wanted to.

At any rate, SS has now been informed and they can do something or not as they see fit. None of the images are mine or anyone I know, so there's no DMCA recourse unless someone knows a contributor to contact whose images are included somewhere.


dpimborough

« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2017, 14:08 »
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Seems someone on the SS forum says they got in touch with one of the artists and they said it was all "legitimate".

No doubt SS have allowed the top one hundred contributors to do this; afterall they  have to keep them happy as they account for around 20% of the SS offering!

over 20million images  :o
« Last Edit: March 11, 2017, 17:57 by Sammy the Cat »

« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2017, 15:35 »
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Possibly Shutterstock has some special deals for prolific contributors that we know nothing about

I'm sure there are a lot of things SS does that we have no clue about.

outoftheblue

« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2017, 16:20 »
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Not sure how you steal and get an *earlier* image number.

Not totally impossible. One may steal from another site and upload to Shutterstock before the original author manages to.

dpimborough

« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2017, 17:57 »
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Not sure how you steal and get an *earlier* image number.

Not totally impossible. One may steal from another site and upload to Shutterstock before the original author manages to.

Overly complex even for a conspiracy theory :D

« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2017, 20:56 »
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special deals, hmmmm where have i heard that before?

has Klein joined shutterstock backroom staff?

outoftheblue

« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2017, 07:53 »
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Not sure how you steal and get an *earlier* image number.

Not totally impossible. One may steal from another site and upload to Shutterstock before the original author manages to.

Overly complex even for a conspiracy theory :D

You're right, cat. Sometimes I leave Occam's razor at home.

« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2017, 09:42 »
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Makes me sick to my stomach ...

I have had several images copied and inspired by this idea-stealing.
It's sad, but we constantly have to keep watch over these evil characters.

« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2017, 01:09 »
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Maybe ESB is / was  a collaboration of multiple artists who either have split up or maybe even still working together that individually are uploading to other sites.


This is against SS rules!!!!! what

« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2017, 01:30 »
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This is a very strange account indeed.  Perhaps they purchased images from multiple photographers and either uploaded them as is, or modified then uploaded them?

There are 572 images of Andresr himself and tons more from his port.
https://www.shutterstock.com/search?models=12508957&context_photo=154636040


 

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