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  2. Leonello, Although I can understand your frustration I really think that you need to take this very calmly. I would remove or change any words that you have written here that the person concerned might take as a public insult. "but the owner is a real **********" "It's a real 88888 action." "I'm totally sure that over five years, they 8888888 several thousands of dollars from me." Be careful because other people have lawyers too. It is going to be difficult for Alamy to help you because it is your contract with the agency that matters - what does you contract say on this subject? Like John Mitchell I found the process or removing images efficient and helpful . They even provided me with a spreadsheet of all my image refs.
  3. I've heard similar stories from others. Luckily I've never had to deal with them directly. Buona fortuna!
  4. Hi John, I of course tried hard to let them delete all my images form their site and from Alamy, but the owner is a real bad guy and not only he didn't do what I was asking, but he also started to be very aggressive and offensive. This happens two years ago. I still have these emails. Can anyone confirm me that if I would show to Alamy an official request written by my lawyer addressed to this Spanish agency to remove all my images from Alamy and their own database, then Alamy can proceed to remove them?
  5. I still have several hundred images with this Spanish agency (if it's the one I assume it is) that were distributed to them via a German stock agency that I foolishly signed up with a number of years ago. I informed both agencies that I am an Alamy contributor and didn't want my images duplicated here. They both complied with my request, so there is no reason why the Spanish agency shouldn't be able to pull your images from Alamy. Failing that, why not just close your account with the Spanish agency? That would solve part of the problem anyway. P.S. I'm currently waiting for most of my images with the Spanish agency to be deleted. I wasn't happy with sales through them or with their keywording. Also, I started to lose income here after the commission reduction for non-exclusive images.
  6. Cheers Pearl, Steve 07/12/2019, Guardian, p4, trawler in rough seas off Iceland, F341CY, David Noton Photography [Alamy credit only] 07/12/2019, Guardian, p40, Gekås Ullared in Sweden, GHEN77, Stig Alenäs 07/12/2019, Guardian, p45, Virgin train at Shap, E79TR5, MediaWorldImages 07/12/2019, Guardian, p49, woman putting garden waste in recycling bin, F70RP9, John Birdsall 07/12/2019, Guardian, p52, tourists filming elephants, E3X0G2, Jan Fritz 07/12/2019, Guardian [Journal section], p8, Gridshell building at Weald & Downland Museum, DTFFNB, Steve Speller 07/12/2019, Guardian [Journal section], p8, Gridshell building at Weald & Downland Museum, A70Y9E, Benedict Luxmoore/Arcaid Images 07/12/2019, Guardian [Journal section], p9, UEL Halls of Residence, D4XG74, Julian Castle [No credit - poss not via Alamy] 07/12/2019, Guardian [Magazine], p60, Sorbus pseudohupehensis 'Pink Pagoda' rowan berries, 2A42XYK, Deborah Vernon [Alamy credit only] 07/12/2019, Guardian [Magazine], p60, Bohemian waxwings feeding on rowan berries, M8J8WX, Mike Read [Alamy credit only] 07/12/2019, Guardian [Magazine], p60, flowers of Sorbus cashmiriana, CR3J86, AR/imageBROKER [Rot 90 deg. Alamy credit only] 07/12/2019, Guardian [Travel section], Front cover, Portree harbour at sunset, KE5FM6, Daniel Vernon [cropped to vertical] 07/12/2019, Guardian [Travel section], p2, Richmond in snow, KW99F7, Michael Russell 07/12/2019, Guardian [Travel section], p4, Christmas lights in Stratford-upon-Avon, JHF2PD, Stuart Black 07/12/2019, Guardian [Travel section], p5, Helmsley market place, H44YF9, P. T. Photography [cropped] 07/12/2019, Guardian [Travel section], p7, Leek town centre at night, H8FF1T, John Morrison [Although The Guardian insist its Buxton!] 07/12/2019, Guardian [Review section], p27, female sunbird, CX4J54, Aline Hopkins 07/12/2019, Guardian [Review section], p35, Spiegel publishing house in Hamburg, DEYREG, Christian Ohde/imageBROKER [Alamy credit only]
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  8. Hi, thanks for your message. Alamy refused to help me because they said they have a contract with this agency where they assure non disclosure of sales data to anyone.. no matter if I am the copyright owner of the images. Alamy didn't tell me about any rule that don't allow image duplicates.. Of course I could prove that I submitted my portfolio much before this agency.. Do you think this is enough to let Alamy delete my images from the agency?.. If so, whey thy refused to help me when I told them this situation?
  9. Not all that surprising a development when you consider that kowtowing to dictatorial regimes in order to garner financial and political favours is becoming the norm. If I were a SS employee, I'd be making plans to split as well.
  10. Hello Robert, thank you for your comment and suggestion. I actually never tried to send them a letter with written request of portfolio cancelation, because I did it a few times by email, but they totally ignored me.
  11. https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/new-ceo-takes-helm-lurie-childrens Mine https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/universities-are-smarting-over-new-tax dbimages, Alamy credit only. https://www.chicagobusiness.com/retail/how-long-binnys-faces-formidable-foe Joe Hendrickson, Alamy credit only. https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/md-no-prescription-job-security-hospital-chains Sorry couldn't find this one on Alamy. Article content is locked. Credit is to Alamy only. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/dec/03/nhs-rationing-of-procedures-could-be-in-patients-best-interests Mine, I'll park it here for tracking. Helen
  12. Yeah but its all about having fun in a creative community innit? 🥶
  13. I closed my account with them this year in response to Alamy exclusivity changes - they weren't worth losing the extra percentage. Sales had collapsed and to me there seemed no obvious explanation compared with the pattern of sales previously. I had heard a rumour on the internet so that encouraged me to leave. We all know that agencies are struggling so that got me thinking that I would be better to get my images back under control. I never had my images duplicated on Alamy because there was an opt out at the time they partnered with Alamy. If you joined them more recently than that there may not have been an opt out. If you have a record of your image refs you could approach Alamy to ask about sales of your images that have paid to the agency.
  14. Alamy Photograph found on biz women https://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/out-of-the-office/2019/12/the-next-chapterbonding-with-grey-goodwin-and-of.html Photographer Collection Christophel Found by Rob Cook
  15. The prize money and not reading the T & C's.😀 ie being dumber than you are making yourself out to be. I do not believe you are dumb BTW. Allan
  16. Good points Mark. Allan
  17. Hi Wim, thank you for your reply. It's the second one you mentioned. I started having my images here on Alamy in 2006, although first years I had very little production. In 2014 I gave my portfolio to this Spanish stock agency, which without even telling me, put all my images on sale on Alamy, so since then I had double images displayed, one under my name and one under their name. But on the search engine 80% of the times my images show up under the agency name rather than mine, probably because they have many and higher ranking. But as I described in my post, they pretend they never sold even one of my images along five years and this is absolutely impossible since I sell several each month.
  18. I think you need to gather some good evidence about images sold by Alamy but not reported by this Spanish agency. Among other things, this conflict would prevent you from granting exclusive right to Alamy. Sending notice of cancellation of contract will be taken a little more seriously if sent by registered post. Even better an instruction from an Italian lawyer might be taken more seriously. Of course you don't want to run up a big expensive bill that way
  19. Guardian Online 07.12.19 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/dec/07/how-to-grow-rowan-trees 2A42XYK Deborah Vernon Sorbus pseudohupehensis 'Pink Pagoda' CR3J86 imageBROKER /AR Sorbus cashmiriana M8J8WX Mike Read Bohemian waxwing Bombycilla garrulus feeding on berries of Kashmir rowan Sorbus cashmiriana
  20. even with model release, i doubt NBC would give you the right to use their logo commercially.
  21. From one of the people who left SS because of the censorship issue (Twitter thread):
  22. I think Ed means post-processing when he writes PP. I often don't understand the abbreviations people use on the forum and English is my native language. Computers are not. Paulette
  23. Another Level C sale . . . but for $$$. The take-away food is great here. Just a 10-minutes walk from my old apartment on Mulberry Street.
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