Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:11PM
I took some photos in a temple in Japan.
and got the rejection bellow.
What I cannot understand is that if you do a search for Japnaese temples, you will find lots and lots of photos with the same subject matter in the RF collection. So why is it that mine get rejected and the others have not been?
The shrines, temples, and palaces of Japan are sites deeply connected to culture and tradition.
Imagery taken on or of the grounds of a Japanese shrine, temple or castle, may not be submitted into the RF collection.
For Editorial content, shots of the location are permissible however photography inside any structures requires consent.
This file includes content that may be subject to copyright or trademark protection. Certain use of this file creates risk of copyright/trademark infringement and we regret that it cannot be accepted, unless this content is removed from the file.
(Edited on 2013-01-22 21:12:46 by Frogman1484)
(Edited on 2013-01-23 07:22:47 by kelvinjay)
Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:39AM
What may have been accepted a while back might not be approved now, the standars do evolve, and often tighten [2 years ago The British Museum was OK, not now]
Uploading it as an Editorial should be no problem.
Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:10AM
The restriction on Japanese temples is a relatively recent discovery - we haven't been rejecting these for very long.
When our team learns about protected content, the very first and most obvious step is to stop accepting any more such images. The next step is to analyze what's already in the collection and remove images which may be problematic. This happens all the time, as evidenced by threads that pop up complaining about image deactivations. Culling such images is a slow & tedious process: rather than performing some kind of blanket removal that may deactivate images unnecessarily, each potentially problematic file is examined case-by-case to determine if it needs to be removed or not. As such, there is a constant backlog.
On top of that, sometimes files that were supposed to be rejected get approved in error, adding to that supply of similar images you see.
Your images have not been handled unfairly compared to others'. All such images are now being rejected. Scout is the path to take if you feel the rejection somehow does not apply to your images.
Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:00PM
Ok I now understand. Thanks for taking the time to explain it to me.