Ed Rooney

Personal Use?

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From what I can tell, you have to buy the digital version first, then you can order a print.  So the buyer gets both a print and a digital copy of the file.

 

Jill

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just licensed two personal use images today - a BMW dealership and a bank

Personal use?  -I doubt it

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From what I can tell, you have to buy the digital version first, then you can order a print.  So the buyer gets both a print and a digital copy of the file.

 

Jill

 

The following would suggest that you're correct:

 

"Need a print? Print your Alamy purchases with Art.com"
 
This isn't necessarily a bad thing. No?
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So following two PU sales of photos of boxes of medications, the first refunded, the second presumably will be refunded soon, I put this in the description of every file in the series: "NB: this is a stock image of medications, NOT a sale of the medications."

Yet overnight another PU sale of a box of medication sold this morning as a PU, so I double-checked the note is showing on the file page, and it is, although 'below the fold' on my monitor.

 

Do people get PU sales of other 'products'?

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Here's one:

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I guess someone wanted a parking meter to erect somewhere as a prank... ;):mellow::huh::rolleyes::unsure:

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The problem about complaining to alamy about any personal use licenses is that they have already supplied the large file so they can't give it back so they say "oh sorry, i thought i was buying the item, give me the money back" and keep the file anyway. So I guess its better to just not complain to alamy about spurious personal use licenses or pull out of them and lose distributor licences and the spurious downloader will start using the presentation route

 

kevin

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The problem about complaining to alamy about any personal use licenses is that they have already supplied the large file so they can't give it back so they say "oh sorry, i thought i was buying the item, give me the money back" and keep the file anyway. So I guess its better to just not complain to alamy about spurious personal use licenses or pull out of them and lose distributor licences and the spurious downloader will start using the presentation route

 

kevin

What would be better is ....... Alamy NOT allowing refunds for PU nor Presentation sales -_-

Besides - for those who thought they bought the actual product - isn't the Alamy homepage crystal clear?

 

100 million stock images, vectors and videos. Greater choice from Alamy, the world’s most diverse stock photo collection.

 

Is there a word in the above they didn't understand? :blink:

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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Exactly Philippe, it is clear it's a photo they're paying for at every step of the process. I know Alamy have said several times that images are purchased daily by those who think they're buying the actual item, but I think customers are fobbing them off and personally I don't believe for a moment anyone really thinks they are buying the item. Even if they come from a Google search, which most will, it is painfully clear they are buying an image license.

 

Geoff.

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I had a PU of an argos delivery lorry at the same time that the delivery drivers were going on strike so it was obviously not a PU but a news item. Did I report it ..... No, because it had a good chance of being refunded and they would have got it for free which is even worse. I trust alamy to deal with all aspects of selling my images to the point that I just deal with them now, but dealing with PU I just feel that it was a bad move by alamy in

A.bringing them in at that price point

B.Having no safeguards in place in dealing with abuse of PU, which there obviously is on quite a large scale

kevin

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Bottom line: offering editorial and commercial images for personal use on the same website at super-low prices is just too risky and a really bad idea.

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Just in. Somebody bought my image of a FedEx building exterior for cards, wall, etc. non-commercial, of course. ;) should make a lovely wall print.

Betty

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Just in. Somebody bought my image of a FedEx building exterior for cards, wall, etc. non-commercial, of course. ;) should make a lovely wall print.

Betty

Well... I suppose it could be a nostalgic former employee looking for a reminder print of the good old days at FedEx to hang on the wall (or to throw darts at).

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Just in. Somebody bought my image of a FedEx building exterior for cards, wall, etc. non-commercial, of course. ;) should make a lovely wall print.

Betty

Well... I suppose it could be a nostalgic former employee looking for a reminder print of the good old days at FedEx to hang on the wall (or to throw darts at).

:D
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A search some time ago on "illum copenhagen" (a department store) has resulted in a personal use sale yesterday.

 

Not the most obvious image for a personal use.

 

As Betty and John say, should make a lovely wall print  - for a former employee  :D

 

 

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I've licensed 5 personal use this month- three of the images are banks

 

is anyone dumb enough to think they are buying a bank for $19.99?

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I've licensed 5 personal use this month- three of the images are banks

 

is anyone dumb enough to think they are buying a bank for $19.99?

 

This one was only $8.52.

 

I often take a stroll down the Strøget in Copenhagen - cannot help taking a Captain Cook when there.

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Had one PU last month and 3 this month all for really odd items which clearly would not be for PU.

 

I just deactivated the PU option on my RM images as it just seems ripe for abuse

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A PU sale just came through. They must think they have great deal to get a chimney, chimney protector and TV aerials for so little.  :rolleyes:   Shall I report this and get it refunded? Hmmm not sure.

 

Geoff.

 

wire-balloon-chimney-cowl-bird-guard-ove

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Is P.U. a way of selling as microstock without actually calling it microstock.  ??

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Another what I assume is a PU sale dropped in. That will be verified tomorrow when it shows up on my sales page. The price is 19.99 which is what PU is in the US.

That's the second sale of a storefront!! this month. I hope somebody enjoys their print of a furniture store.

One could think, hey, a sale is better than a kick in the pants, right?

 

But if this person is using the image for commercial purposes, I'm missing out on 3-4 times that amount.

Betty

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Betty - Just hit the download button on the sales report, and you can then open a spreadsheet file with the same details that you'll see on the sales report page in a few hours.

 

Geoff.

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Betty - Just hit the download button on the sales report, and you can then open a spreadsheet file with the same details that you'll see on the sales report page in a few hours.

 

Geoff.

My 'Download sale report' doesn't give usage - just the numbers.

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Betty - Just hit the download button on the sales report, and you can then open a spreadsheet file with the same details that you'll see on the sales report page in a few hours.

 

Geoff.

My 'Download sale report' doesn't give usage - just the numbers.

Do you have all those boxes ticked?

 

Geoff.

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Betty - Just hit the download button on the sales report, and you can then open a spreadsheet file with the same details that you'll see on the sales report page in a few hours.

 

Geoff.

 

My 'Download sale report' doesn't give usage - just the numbers.
As Geoff said, perhaps you have only a few boxes ticked? I use this download facility whenever I have a sale and it shows all the details.

 

Actually, it shows even more details than the Sales screen as the last column shows the real buyer's country for 'Worldwide' use. It used to be important for DACS as 'worldwide' did not count.

 

Gen

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Thanks for that.

It's for Presentation & Newsletters. But it just says Worldwide, not the country. Same price as PU.

Betty

Edit...woopdedoo, that makes two sales for the month. My share, $20. I can't get a full tank of gasoline for that. I do drive all over the city for these types of images. Glad my Subaru gets good gas mileage.

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