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Russell Watkins

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  1. Do Alamy have a proper legal department or do they engage the services of an external firm? A firm who perhaps bill by the hour...
  2. It's taking a suspiciously long time to just revert it to what it was.
  3. Low $$$ Usage: Single company - multiple use editorial only ...and that's it.
  4. I meant specifically the overtaking on the inside. In general, I'm not sure if I've seen an increase in that particular behaviour. There have always been idiots that weave between lanes. I know that stretch of M62 well and agree that it's a challenging drive, both eastbound and westbound.
  5. Do you encounter this a lot, Bryan? When I was driving a lot (before lockdowns), I rarely saw it.
  6. Don't worry, I wasn't telling you what I do (37 years driving experience, and like you, no serious accidents). I was merely saying that overtaking on the inside is not actually an offence. So it's not actually a "wrong" though some may think it's misguided. There's also a big grey area between 3 or 4 lanes of congested congested traffic moving slowly and the lane outside you moving slower than you, often because it's occupied by a bunch of lane 2/3 hoggers.
  7. I dropped Luminar a couple of years ago. They overpromise and underdeliver and I got fed up of being a beta tester for their buggy released software. OMMV.
  8. Tiddly $ for Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial, For editorial use on website and associated social media Media: Website, app and social media 46 MB 4896 x 3264 pixels 2 MB compressed Start: 02 June 2021 End: 02 June 2022
  9. The RAC's view: "The Highway Code advises drivers not to undertake – although it is not a punishable offence in itself."
  10. I'd love to be out photographing locally but my bloody back is playing up again and I can barely walk 20 yards unladen, let alone carrying my camera gear. 🙁😢😠
  11. In the UK, overtaking on the inside in slow moving traffic is OK according to the Highway Code. Using the hard shoulder is a different matter. Actually, passing cars on the inside on a motorway is also OK as long as you don't manoeuvre (i.e. change lanes) to do so. The obvious example here is passing the middle lane hogger. *grabs popcorn*
  12. My mistake. I thought it was exclusive to Alamy but I've just coincidentally checked my database and it wasn't anyway. I'm surprised because I've only been uploading to Alamy (albeit slowly) for a few years. I'll edit the original post.
  13. I know. The contract literally* said that we'd be on the hook for legal costs arising from the mistakes of others. * That's "literally" in the literal sense, not the figurative sense.
  14. In that fit of pique many of us had a week or two ago, I changed this to non-exclusive, so I lost a few cents. (My mistake. It was never exclusive to Alamy. See below). Low $$ Country: WorldwideUsage: Editorial, Editorial, Book and Ebook, Interior, Unlimited print run, World All Language rights, for the life of the titleMedia: Book, print and/or e-book40 MB4581 x 3057 pixels 531KB compressedPrint run: UnlimitedPlacement: Any - print inside, electronic, onlineImage Size: Any sizeStart: 01 June 2021Duration: Unlimited
  15. This. Which is one of the reasons why we're still waiting and PA/Alamy are scrabbling around for a reasonable response.
  16. As are many of us. And, for me at least, this thread is useful, helpful information. There is plenty of signal amongst the noise.
  17. Don't get me wrong, I am bothered about the pay cut. Furious, in fact. But if I'm going to jump ship, that isn't the contract change that will make me leap. My future well-being is far more threatened by being on the hook for Alamy's court costs than it is by a 20% cut in commission.
  18. OK, but many of us aren't as experienced as you and don't see all of the ramifications. Some of us are finding the discussion useful in crystallising our ideas even 80 pages in. Especially surrounding the legal shenanigans. In fact, the commission cut doesn't feature in any decision I'm going to make. The legal stuff does. I am sure I'm not alone. EDIT - and I'm not sure that Alamy "know precisely what they are doing". As I've said before, I suspect there's as much cock-up as conspiracy in the contract wording.
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