Posted Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:53PM
I posted this question in the 'changes to the ASA thread', but don't get an answer, so i'll try it here.
When you search on TS there's no photographers/designers names to be found anywhere, but you can still search by name, so i assume its not actually being 'stripped', does that mean that when someone downloads the file the photographers/designers credit is attached to it so proper credit can be given if they wanted, or do they also only get to see 'istock'?
Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:21AM
What does one have to do to get an answer here?
I think this is a valid question...
Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:57AM
I join the question. The absence of crediting on PP sites is the most sensitive thing regarding new ASA. Is there any plans to fix it?
Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:59PM
The Thinkstock website does require files to be credited if the files are being used in an editorial context. This comes directly from the Thinkstock website.
Photo Credit. All Licensed Material used in an editorial context, must include the following credit line adjacent to the Licensed Material: "[photographer's Name]/[collection Name]/Thinkstock" or as otherwise shown on the Thinkstock website. If Licensee omits the credit, an additional fee in an amount up to one hundred percent (100%) of the License Fee may be payable by Licensee, at Thinkstock’s sole discretion. The foregoing fee shall be in addition to any other rights or remedies that Thinkstock may have at law or in equity.
The partner sites do not reference member name as they only reference collection.
Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:12PM
Doe sthat mean that ordinary files used in an editorial context have to be referenced? I ask because our editorial content is not able to be transferred to the PP sites. If this is the case then, are our names supplied with the file?
Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:43PM
Thanks spazerd for taking the time to reply; although you can imagine it's not the answer i hoped for... (i still hoped our name would show when downloaded, as the info clearly is still somewhere there since you can search by name).
Ah well, at least i can think about it some more and make a well-informed decision. Thanks.
(Edited on 2011-09-15 16:53:22 by shevvers)
Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:27PM
Your copyright must be attached to the metadata, therefore buyer can always find out where the picture came from
Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:03AM
Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:56AM
Paul I think the crucial wording as quoted by member Spazzerd is this "or as otherwise shown on the Thinkstock website" .. so if the name is ont show then only "Thinkstock" will be shown by buyers. I still feel we need more accountability.
Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:05PM
Yes, you're right.