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« on: March 01, 2016, 14:56 »
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On their web site:

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As part of VCGs purchase of Corbis and partnership with Getty Images, the Veer site is being retired effective March 30th and Veer customers will be transitioned to iStock.
Veer contributor royalties will continue to be paid through standard processes throughout the transition. Following site retirement contributors will be released from contractual obligations with Veer.
Contributors not already submitting to iStock are welcome to apply, heres how to sign up:
Step 1: Join iStockphoto
Step 2: Choose a Member Name
Step 3: Apply to be an iStockphoto contributor
Please enter the code VEER in the Contributor Invitation Code field of the application process and the iStock team will expedite your application.
The Veer team would like to thank you for the partnership over the years.


« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 14:58 »
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Fine. Good. As long as they delete our content that's the best outcome I think.

« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 15:08 »
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No loss to the world.

« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 15:18 »
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Finally my images will be removed I'm already on istock.

« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 15:19 »
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We will be paid ?

« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2016, 15:27 »
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We will be paid ?
Is the question we are all asking.......

« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2016, 15:32 »
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Dashboard was there 2 minutes ago and now it is gone!  They would hate for anyone to screencapture what they are owed!

« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2016, 15:51 »
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Dashboard was there 2 minutes ago and now it is gone!  They would hate for anyone to screencapture what they are owed!

Dashboard is still there for me.

« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2016, 15:53 »
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The language is not entirely clear to me, and site is gone so... will our content featured on veer be handed over to be licensed by istock???

« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2016, 15:57 »
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My take on the language was that the content would not automatically be handed over to iStock- that it would be up to the contributor to put the content on IS.

« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2016, 16:14 »
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The language is not entirely clear to me, and site is gone so... will our content featured on veer be handed over to be licensed by istock???

As I read it no.....you have to apply to become an Istock contributor and MAY be fast tracked...I am on Istock but do have some Veer content that didn't make it on there when their inspection regime was stricter. Surely there can't be many on Veer and not on Istock...why would you do that?

« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2016, 17:09 »
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The site is back again - the site's been up and down this afternoon. They have some very funny 404 page images, including one of a guy with a skateboard on his head...

« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 17:31 »
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Dashboard was there 2 minutes ago and now it is gone!  They would hate for anyone to screencapture what they are owed!

I did. I have a screenshot. They owe me $98.23. :\

« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2016, 17:34 »
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The owe me only 36$ but it's mine not their money so I want it. I send support tickets but no response or a response withount any answer.

« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016, 17:40 »
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Just received this contributor communication from them:

Dear Veer Contributor,

Wed like to provide an update on the VCG acquisition of Corbis (including Veer) and what it means for you as a Veer contributor.

First a quick recap on the key elements of the acquisition:
Corbis has announced the sale of the Corbis Images (excluding Splash), Corbis Motion, and Veer licensing businesses to Unity Glory International, an affiliate of the Visual China Group (VCG), a leading Chinese visual communications and new media business.
Following this transaction, VCG is expanding its longstanding partnership with Getty Images, and, after a transition period, Getty Images will become the exclusive distributor of Corbis content outside China.
Whats next for Veer?
As part of VCGs purchase of Corbis and expanded partnership with Getty Images, Veer clients will be transitioned to iStock, and the Veer site will be retired on March 30th.
New content submissions to Veer will no longer be accepted as of today.
Royalties will continue to be paid through standard processes throughout the transition period.
Following site retirement you will be released from contractual obligations with Veer.
We will not be migrating any Veer content to iStock. 
If youre already a contributor to iStock there is no action to take, you will automatically benefit from the client transition.
If you are not currently a contributor to iStock and would like to be, heres how to sign up:
Step 1: Join iStockphoto: newbielink:http://www.istockphoto.com/join [nonactive]
Step 2: Choose a Member Name: newbielink:http://www.istockphoto.com/create_membername.php [nonactive]
Step 3: Apply to be an iStockphoto contributor: newbielink:http://www.istockphoto.com/sell-stock-photos.php [nonactive]
Please enter the code VEER in the Contributor Invitation Code field of the application process and the iStock team will expedite your application.
The Veer team would like to thank you for the partnership over the years.

The iStock team welcomes all Veer contributors not already working with iStock to sign up and contribute. We are excited to expose your content to more customers.

Sincerely,

The VCG, Corbis/Veer and Getty Images/iStock Content Teams

« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 17:48 »
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^ no mention there of paying out royalties...

« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2016, 17:51 »
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"Royalties will continue to be paid through standard processes throughout the transition period"

I took that to mean that they would be cashing out royalties.

« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2016, 17:52 »
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^ no mention there of paying out royalties...

"Royalties will continue to be paid through standard processes throughout the transition period."
edit: oops posted at the same time

« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2016, 17:54 »
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I emailed in and received this clarification - Your royalty payment will process as normal through the transition. If you have a remaining royalty balance as of March 31st you will be paid out on April 15th, regardless of amount.

« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2016, 17:54 »
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"Royalties will continue to be paid through standard processes throughout the transition period"

I took that to mean that they would be cashing out royalties.

"Standard proccesses" suggests hitting payout threshold, as usual. Not a commitment to releasing accrued royalties.

« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2016, 17:55 »
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I emailed in and received this clarification - Your royalty payment will process as normal through the transition. If you have a remaining royalty balance as of March 31st you will be paid out on April 15th, regardless of amount.

Ah, right. Thanks

« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2016, 18:29 »
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For those that want a direct link to the email.

newbielink:http://app.engage.gettyimages.com/e/es?s=1591793372&e=72607&elq=1cbf1ccaf8a844d49ac3a7b6c071bc96&elqaid=2344&elqat=1&elqTrackId=c081583c3958443ba1ff3bec826dbb26 [nonactive]

« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2016, 19:20 »
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Well that explains why my request to cancel my account back in December went unanswered.  At least it will be gone and I can be rid of this one.   I won't be moving to iStock.  They didn't want me back in 2010 and I'm not looking to audition so I happily support the disappearance of Veer.

« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2016, 19:39 »
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and another one bites the dust

I can't see my statistics anymore. They must have had one of the worst, most complicated interfaces in the history of stock photography. It takes so long to find anything if you are not a frequent visitor.
But years ago the sales were ok... they weren't bad back then..

« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2016, 19:58 »
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A little history:

I was one of those whom Veer solicited to start a portfolio with them, at a certain payoff (can't remember what it was) per image. 

That original payoff was the most I ever made from Veer. :-)

And I pulled out a couple of years ago when their partner program went off the rails.

As I said earlier no loss to the world.


 

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