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Rate Schedule Bug ++ Acknowledged

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guenterguni
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:18AM
Can someone of our Admins/Mods explain me what is the fact with the newly published rate-schedule for iStock contributors... it shows a maxium of 30 % commission ... please say that this isnĀ“t true...

LOBO ETA = ROYALTY RATES FOR EXCLUSIVES HAVE NOT CHANGED.


http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/rate-schedule

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(Edited on 2013-06-27 01:36:06 by guenterguni)

(Edited on 2013-06-27 07:09:07 by Lobo)

(Edited on 2013-06-27 07:15:12 by Lobo)
ThomasVogel
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:33AM

please could anyone official confirm immediately that this is a big mistake?!


 
aprott
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:35AM
Great, I only need to sell 110 times of what I am selling today to keep the 30 percent. Without words. Exclusivity bye bye.
sara_winter
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:35AM
It must be a mistake. I hope... The text on that page still says 'Contributor royalties begin at 15% and increase based on the total amount paid to license your files each calendar year (see "Redeemed Credits" below), up to 45%.'
amriphoto
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:43AM
Oh well, do you really want to get rid of your exclusive contributors?
fototrav
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:45AM
Maybe they changed them too early. I mean before sending today's newsletter annoucing new changes, which are unlikely to include good news....
georgeclerk
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:51AM

Whoa!  I'm hoping that they finally decided to make the Vetta royalty rate the same as exclusive (as it is for illustration and video artists), and someone fixing the table got the wrong memo.


That would mean correcting a major mistake from iStock's past.


This would mean creating a massive problem for iStock's future.
pixelfit
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:08AM
Just got headache...
georgeclerk
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:10AM

Section 5a from the exclusive ASA:


The parties acknowledge that the Rate Schedule is subject to change in the sole discretion of iStockphoto upon providing you 30 days notice by e-mail at the last address contained in your membership information and by posting such changes on the Site. 
nullplus
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:11AM
interestingly, the illustration & video pages show up to 40% for exclusives AND for vetta (is this also new? or have these levels always been that way?)
fototrav
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:21AM
+1 yep




Posted By pixelfit:
Just got headache...
danishkhan
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:23AM
if this is true then their is no point of crown any more. 
whitemay
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:24AM
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Posted By danishkhan:
if this is true then their is no point of crown any more. 

If this is true there is no point in carrying on here any more.
lostinbids
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:25AM
Please let this be a typo, please...
alejandrophotography
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:30AM

If this is for real I am going to drop my exclusive status for sure. I'm not taking another pay cut when this crappy site can't even fucntion correctly.


 
simonbradfield
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:35AM
This is another nail in the iStock coffin for me. DLs half of the last three years whilst uploading continuously, so highly unlikely to keep present rate. Newer uploads not being viewed or selling, so uploading new content is pointless. And now this... iStock, did the survey suggest we wanted a drop in commission rates? 
Gregory_DUBUS
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:36AM
tell us that this is a bug please !
georgeclerk
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:38AM

Another reason why they must have got this the wrong way round - the first line of the March newsletter:


One of our highest priorities for 2013 is making improvements for iStock Exclusives. 
guenterguni
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:42AM
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Posted By georgeclerk:

Another reason why they must have got this the wrong way round - the first line of the March newsletter:


One of our highest priorities for 2013 is making improvements for iStock Exclusives. 


Yes, but dropping the possibility to shift our files into the PLUS collection and have them moved to Getty on our own intention is also NOT an improvement for us Exclusives, isn´t it?


 
alejandrophotography
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:43AM

Now you know why there are running behind with the newsletter because they were up to something really underhanded for their Exclusive contributors.


Hope are doing some damage control for the Great S... Storm they are going to have on their hands...
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