Contributor Newsletter: February 4, 2013

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oldladybird
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 3:50PM
Google Drive

You may have already read our last update in the forums but once again, we'd like to thank you for your continued patience. To reiterate from previous posts, royalties have been paid in connection with the Google Drive usage based on all consideration received by Getty Images under the licensing agreement. We understand your concerns relating to the deal and we are making progress in a productive dialogue with Google about these concerns and potential solutions. As many of you have pointed out Google is a big company, much bigger than Getty Images, and coordinating across the teams there that will help with any modifications is taking longer than we might have hoped, but things are still proceeding.



Microsoft

Based on your concerns, we have also been working with Microsoft over the past several months to bring resolution to the license that was set up in 2007. Over the next 60 days all imagery licensed as part of this promotional arrangement will be removed from the online version of Microsoft Office. Keep in mind though that all licenses that were granted by Microsoft prior to the removal of the content remain valid licenses under the terms of the Microsoft EULA. As previously explained, if you see instances where your content is being used without or contrary to the iStock or Microsoft license terms, please let us know at ce@istockphoto.com.



Our contributors are extremely important to us. We take very seriously our obligation of representing your creative work. While every deal is not perfect out of the gate, we strive to license your content in a financially beneficial manner and believe we largely succeed in this effort across the millions of customers and transactions completed each year. We are also working hard to make your content available to new customers in new uses through investments in marketing, technology and new business models. At the same time, we are investing heavily in technology, education and industry efforts to protect your copyrighted work and license your content responsibly.



All content should be removed within the next 60 days.



Connect-A new category for Getty API sales

Last summer, you may remember that Getty Images announced their API product, Connect by Getty Images. We talked about it in the June newsletter. We are at a point now where we are going to begin reporting royalties as the various deals mature. From now on you will see an additional category on the royalty schedule labeled, “Connect.” Since Connect sales are small, they are aggregated and reported on a monthly basis. We are pleased to say that the first royalties we will be reporting include several pay-per-view agreements we have with customers including Yahoo!, For the first time, we are able to pay royalties on revenue that is triggered by views of images that appear on pages with advertising. We know it will take time for these deals to ramp up but we are very encouraged by the opportunities we see to tap new markets and benefit from high traffic platforms seeking visual content to enhance user experience. You can Learn More about Connect at the Getty Images site.

Connect Article - June 2012
Forum Discussion - Feb 5, 2013


Forums Redux

It’s long overdue but we are going to re-organize the forums! We know that finding information can be challenging, especially when you are just looking for the latest news. Pop into the forums and send us any ideas you have to make the current layout better! Current discussion on Forums



2013 Payout Schedule

The 2013 payout schedule has not changed from last year however, we are happy to include links to add your payout type to your own calendars.These can be found here.



Fuel

If you haven’t popped over to the Fuel blog lately, you're missing out! Every week, the Content Team updates it with eye catching imagery.

(Edited on 2013-02-04 16:47:23 by kelvinjay)

ETA: pink_cotton_candy added link to discussion about forums

(Edited on 2013-02-04 19:12:16 by pink_cotton_candy)
Forum Discussion - Feb 5, 2013

(Edited on 2013-02-05 23:37:49 by Lobo)
benjikat
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 3:52PM
I'm sorry but there's nothing new there that counts as "interesting"
alanphillips
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 3:56PM
Wow! Gosh? What else can I say? Nothing new, thus not a Newsletter.
sjlocke
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 3:59PM
"Last summer, you may remember that Getty Images announced their API product, Connect by Getty Images. We talked about it in the June newsletter . We are at a point now where we are going to begin reporting royalties as the various deals mature. From now on you will see an additional category on the royalty schedule labeled, “Connect.” Since Connect sales are small, they are aggregated and reported on a monthly basis. We are pleased to say that the first royalties we will be reporting include several pay-per-view agreements we have with customers including Yahoo!, For the first time, we are able to pay royalties on revenue that is triggered by views of images that appear on pages with advertising. We know it will take time for these deals to ramp up but we are very encouraged by the opportunities we see to tap new markets and benefit from high traffic platforms seeking visual content to enhance user experience. You can Learn More about Connect at the Getty Images site."

More details please. IS images or images ported to Getty? Royalty percentage? How minute are the payments. Tell us now so we don't freak when we discover the details ourselves.
traveler1116
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:01PM
Can you direct us to the license that the users of Google Drive get when they download or use one of our images?  I could not find any information regarding the license anywhere.

(Edited on 2013-02-04 16:01:43 by traveler1116)
kelvinjay
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:04PM
OP is missing the links - here's another version:


Web version

I'll edit the OP

Links added back.

(Edited on 2013-02-04 16:13:06 by kelvinjay)
simonbradfield
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:05PM
Thanks for the newsletter. Would've been nicer to hear how iStock plans to attract some actual paying customers for once.
eelnosiva
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:08PM
...and that's it, is it? Glad I wasn't holding my breath.
jjneff
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:17PM
Zzzzzzzz wake me up when there is news
bunhill
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:23PM

If you haven’t popped over to the Fuel blog lately, you're missing out! Every week, the Content Team updates it with eye catching imagery.


Lately it only seems to be updated about once a week. And it has seldom had much content in comparison with the blogs which other stock and photography sites put out. Almost never any original written material. Most of the stock and photography blogs I am subscribed to are updating at least everyday. I feel certain that genuinely engaging blog content could bring people to the site.

(Edited on 2013-02-04 16:24:18 by bunhill)
jjneff
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:27PM
Sorry, but you didn't even provide any details on the payment method for Connect.
Camrocker
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:29PM

That was an example of the boy crying wolf, next time I will likely be far less excited to read the email. Like others have said, there is nothing very intersting about this newsletter. I'm somewhat intrigued by Getty Connect, but by the description in the newsletter I get the sense that the royalties will indeed be in cents.


At this point the only good news that iStock could deliver is that we have been granted image exclusivity over the current artist stranglehold.


Thanks.
sjlocke
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:33PM
Was this the week's interesting news, or is there more direct communication on something coming?
jjneff
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:35PM
Sean, for shame be grateful!
lauradyoung
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:38PM
That was underwhelming news, to say the least, and very disappointing. Especially with all of the current isssues facing contributors.
jjneff
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:42PM
Connect question! Is this payment for useage or views?
KLSbear
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:42PM
Does "Connect" apply to both indies and exclusives? Are all images in the iStock library fair game for the Connect program?
kelvinjay
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:45PM

Posted By jjneff:
Connect question! Is this payment for useage or views?


There's more info from the linked newsletter.

I'll add this to the OP too.

http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=1406
jjneff
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:49PM
No amount for payment was given and the usage part is not clear
Lobo
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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2013 4:52PM
Oh the humanity. There will be more over the course of the next little while. We have some search related stuff that is also happening today, or has already happened

There are already people talking about it in the current BM thread:


Posted By SearchFairy:

Hello,


Good news!  We found a problem that has been contributing to the poor results for multiple keyword searches, and the fix will be coming out this afternoon.  Please check it out and let us know what you think. 


Optimistically,


Search Fairy


We will get a new BM discussion going tomorrow while we watch things unfold over the evening.
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