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  1. Street Art Images

    Hi, We've added editorial restrictions to images that contain the keyword 'mural' or 'murals'. This has been done at the advice of our lawyer as this seems to be a hot issue at the moment. We are doing this to help protect both you and us from any third party issues. Our advice on our help pages about artwork in images is...Images of artwork/murals/graffiti must be taken with wider context to the image (i.e. as part of a street scene). They should also be marked as available for editorial use only. Images that are solely of artwork could be seen as a copyright or trademark infringement and shouldn’t be uploaded to Alamy as stock photography. Thanks Alamy
  2. No more PMs

    To clarify, we've made no reference to criticism of other members or Alamy being against any rules. Your reference to us informing you that others have a right to an opinion was in relation to others having the right to use the "disagree" down vote arrow under posts. We have made no reference to yourself or any other user in this thread and the list of examples was used to give some clarity on the action we've taken. Kind regards Alamy
  3. No more PMs

    We're locking this thread in order to call a close to the discussion around it. We feel we have made the correct decision without singling out any individuals and intend to keep it that way. We are sure this will be beneficial to the forum in the long run. We're sorry a minority have caused this action to be put in place, however, we feel the resources required to effectively moderate this feature were no longer sustainable. Here's a link to the forum rules that have been in place since day one. They also cover (and refer to) the personal message feature of the forum. Alamy
  4. No more PMs

    That has always been our approach but we have found that often individual members don't react well and feel singled out. Thanks Alamy
  5. No more PMs

    Hi everyone, The personal message feature was being misused by a number of people and it therefore had become too much of a strain on resources to continue to be viable. It's a shame but that's how things stand for now, sorry for not giving advanced notice. To give you an idea of the type of things we're referring to, there were multiple instances but they included: Users using the PM feature to arrange "tactics" to work against other users PM's between members containing details of false rumors and generally whipping up untruths Poor, incorrect or misleading advice being given to other members from some users Verbal abuse and name calling In one case we saw a user talking about inflicting physical violence on someone should they see them in person Promotion of other sites and services This is not an exhaustive list but goes some way to explain the type of thing we cannot allow to continue. We want the forum to be a productive place for our contributors and we feel taking this step is best for all concerned. Alamy P.S - Using this site to promote or link to your own forum or any third party photography forums is prohibited
  6. Recently there has been some abuse of the personal message function and some rule breaking while using it. It therefore had become too much of a strain on resources to continue to be viable. Because of this we have decided to turn this feature off. To give you an idea of the type of things we're referring to, there were multiple instances but they included: Users using the PM feature to arrange "tactics" to work against other users PM's between members containing details of false rumors and generally whipping up untruths Poor, incorrect or misleading advice being given to other members from some users Verbal abuse and name calling In one case we saw a user talking about inflicting physical violence on someone should they see them in person Promotion of other sites and services This is not an exhaustive list but goes some way to explain the type of thing we cannot allow to continue. We want the forum to be a productive place for our contributors and we feel taking this step is best for all concerned. Thanks Alamy
  7. Rakuten marketing affiliate scheme

    Hi everyone, We’d just like to step in here to fix any confusion surrounding the commission structure around the affiliate scheme. It’s true that in this first version that the commission going to the contributor of the image sold is 50%, however as we expand the scheme in the near future, this will be changing slightly. We wanted to let you know now so there are no surprises when this happens. Due to the early success of the scheme, we’ve negotiated a better deal with Rakuten, meaning that they will now be getting a 3% cut, rather than 6. The referring affiliate will still get 20%, but then we will be splitting the remaining sales value 50/50 between the photographer and Alamy. This results in a fairer split all round, and would still mean that if you refer a client to an image of yours that sells, you will be paid the equivalent of a 58.5%. Further details about these changes will be released closer to the time. Cheers Alamy
  8. We want to start pumping out more picture needs and gaps within our collection. How would you prefer to be told about these? Please answer the poll. Thanks Alamy
  9. Restricted images e-mail

    Hi all Just to clarify, this email was sent as a blanket email to everyone with restrictions, to remind you to check if they're all still needed (no exclusives expired etc). We're aware there have been occasions we have added restrictions due to third party policies. It's up to you to ensure they remain if they're needed and we'd suggest it's not wise to remove restrictions that have been added for legal reasons as you would be liable if there was any further third party issues. Thanks Alamy
  10. Hi Phil To save doubling up, we're going to close this thread as we've already got one on this subject - http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/7850-disappearing-sale. Thanks Alamy
  11. Questions about first news sale to Telegraph

    Hi all, We're locking this thread down as we've gone off topic here. Thanks Alamy
  12. Busted!

    Yes, by quite a way... Hopefully we all agree this has run it's course. We're going to lock before it gets too political... Cheers Alamy
  13. photo license refund after 7 months !

    Hi We can see there has been a number of refunds processed today. It's extremely unusual for refunds to go through after funds have been paid to the contributor. We're looking in to what's happened here and we'll be in touch when we have more information. Thanks Alamy
  14. Going to Sissinghurst - pic potential?

    Hi Ian Just to clear this up... from discussions with the NT we know that they print their photography policy in their handbook. They welcome people taking photographs for their own personal use, profiting from them is where problems arise. We wrote a blog post a while ago with their photography policy which you can find here - http://www.alamy.com/blog/photography-private-property. if you’re unsure if permission is required to take pictures and can't see clear signs then we suggest asking at the property before taking pictures and/or submission to Alamy. We don't recommend uploading photos of pay to enter NT properties as you'll be in danger of having these removed and potential legal issues. Thanks Alamy
  15. Please provide ISBN details

    Hi Ian If you're asking for Alamy to confirm or deny your summary then please email contributors@alamy.com with your questions. As we said yesterday, this is not a Q+A section of the forum, it's an area to post suggestions that we will read. The contributor relations team will be happy to help. Thanks Alamy