Did iStock give us less royalty?

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exxorian
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013 1:29AM
I found a big boost over 5K in the 2012 RC totals on 31 Dec. I record RCs and Royalties everyday, my RCs should not have gone up so much, unless there is many missing downloads/royalties figure on my record. That leads me to suspect that the system probably didn’t give the proper royalties to us.

Did anyone else got a boost in 2012 RC totals? 

Did your downloads/royalties match the boosted RCs? 

Is it really a missed calculation on downloads/royalties for our account? Is this missing record leads us feel the sales dropped during Sep and Dec?

Could iStock figure this out?
MichaelJay
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013 2:03AM

Here is my guess based on others reporting similar boosts on Facebook: It probably would have been too complicated/risky to re-program the whole RC system for the royalty rate rollover, so someone came up with a pragmatic solution: Add a bunch of RCs to the table manually, so those people affected are reaching their RC targets.


Personally, I didn't see a boost but I had reached my prior royalty level a few weeks before the end of the year. But my girl-friend also had about 30% of her RCs added shortly before the end of the year.


 
CraigRJD
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013 2:08AM
Posted By MichaelJay:

Personally, I didn't see a boost but I had reached my prior royalty level a few weeks before the end of the year. 
 

I reckon that's a good guess MichaelJay. I had reached the higher target and royalty level moved up immediately in December 2012. It has stayed at the higher rate into 2013. Also no change to RCs.
kelvinjay
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013 4:57AM
My guess is that MJ's guess is correct.

But we already have an open thread on this topic, so probably best that everything is kept in one place.

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