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AudioGate
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:11AM
I'm not sure how many of you follow the main discussion forum so, I thought I'd raise your awareness of the alarm that has been raised with regards to copyright and the future commercial value of creative works that contributors own the rights to. The current main discussion (2 previous threads have been locked) is

Here

On the 2nd February photo contributors will be staging a mass deactivation. In protest of the deal struck with Google and in protection of image copyright (images become worthless once pushed to Google drive as sale-ability is diminished permanently); there are also potential legal imperatives to model released images as viral styled downloads compromise assurances that photographers gave to models.

A this stage iStock has said very little apart from emphasizing that this is the future and a good opportunity. If his type of deal is extended to audio then you may find that your bestsellers (as Google users choose the files they want to see being freely available) will not need to be purchased from iStock to be used in Google's products without additional license/payment.

I will be deactivating some of my works pertaining to those files that (Globalsounds) and I use in our theatre company as I cannot be caught out using a sound that can be universally available to mass users. I'd look like a fool. I will also stop uploading any file where I have used someone else's talent. I will also be withholding talent swaps to protect my own talent.

So, 2nd February is the date, that is, if iStock don't renegotiate. We are all free of will and my best to you all on reflecting upon this one.
hinzundkunz
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:49PM
I make  the same . I work with very famous peoples for theatre and radio productions here in Germany and Europe. It is not a good advertisement to give away works for free and take money from other clients.
softpiano
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:49PM
Does that affect audio?

(Edited on 2013-01-20 13:54:31 by softpiano)
Mirkic
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:22PM

Hey guys, hope you're all doing well! 


Here's a hint for some of you that don't know about it, there's an open forum for microstock called Microstockgroup. Great group of people, many that you know are there. Google it out... 


A great read and participation for bussines we're in. 
AudioGate
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:52PM
Thanks Mirko I'll head down later.
Mirkic
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Posted Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:21PM
Great post btw AudioGate!
AudioGate
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:30PM

Posted By softpiano:
Does that affect audio?

(Edited on 2013-01-20 13:54:31 by softpiano)



This will affect us later down the track and everyone needs to be aware that the Google Drive project, which is impacting on our colleagues in images will impact on us too if failure to negotiate a better outcome is not achieved. If the photographers knew about this deal in advance then they could have taken action to protect their work. We are, hopefully, in a position to do what we judge will protect our work in the long-run. No doubt "Pump" - a Getty company, will not be experimenting with files, like those at iS and TS, that elicit lucrative licensing deals. But as you will have noticed many of our files, in the Getty Library, have been locked until a certain date so, I feel that deactivation of any particular files may be already compromised.
BataLaki
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:12PM
This is a road to apostasy! Frailty, thy name is Google deal!
piccadillyCircus
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:30AM
thanks for bringing this topic to the attention of us audio folks Zosh!
Actually I noticed there was this thread in the main discussion forum, but I didn't give too much attention to it since it was nothing for the ears, just eye-stuff. Your point of view is very interesting and wise, thanks again for sharing!!
WoodenStudio
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:43AM
I've been trying to read the threads but my poor english doesn't let me understand everything correct, I think it's about offering some free samples of our work?? Could somebody throw some more light on this? and maybe the audio team could tell us how is this gonna affect to the audio contributors?? thank you!!
Mirkic
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:13AM
It's all ok and steady for Audio, for now... so don't worry yet WoodenStudio 
WoodenStudio
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:06PM
Thanks!! 
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