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About Slartybartfast

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  1. I have just noticed that they have refunded for a sale of $156 back in March. it had cleared so why is it being refunded 3 months later. luckily I have not gone into negative territory. For those that have gone into negative balances, does it mean they would have to pay Alamy to leave, if they decided the change in the contract was not for them?
  2. Well this may well suit many contributors, including me. However many who make a living from photography and need to spread their work around cant easily switch to exclusive for several l reasons, and may still feel the loss in trust warrants moving away from Alamy.
  3. Thanks for the nice offers guys, I searched on that site but could not find anything myself. I was already thinking he was not a serious writer anyway, it was a very short book, and only had one reviewer that gave a single star. If you guys want to have a go at finding him for me your very welcome. I will not post the books name, but by chance the author almost shares his name with the current Manager of Celtic football club. Change the A in the first name to an O and Search for that in Amazon and the first result should be the book in question. As I said earlier I asked Amazon to re
  4. Thanks guys. I tried all your suggestions without much luck. It seems the only way I can possibly get anywhere would be to to submit a copyright infringement claim to Amazon so I have now done that. So I will wait and see what happens next.
  5. Yes fotodoge they are a self publisher. Vpics, nice idea but he has a very common name it seems, 5 pages of people with same name. Not looking good so far, for a DIY solution!
  6. Thanks for fast reply but this is sold directly by Amazon via kindle or a physical book, there is, as far as I can see no seller page cause its not sold by the author/publisher directly. All there is is a feedback page where I could raise a copyright issue with Amazon.
  7. I came across an Amazon self published Book that was using one of my images on its cover for which I gave no permission or licence. Alamy have said they did not licence it and they could pursue it if I wish. However I am somewhat angry that this dick chose to steal my image probably from a newspaper article. I therefore would like to go after him myself but I cannot find any way of contacting him as the only info on him is his name. A search on linked in gave over 80 results but I don't have an account to see them anyway. Can anyone please give me any tips on how I can contact this thief.
  8. I had a curious zoom yesterday. The search term was simply "Bristol( MR)" .Which means, I am guessing that they ticked the model release button next to the search box. The result of mine that they zoomed did not have a release(certainly not a model release as there were no people in the image.) So I tried the search myself and hundreds of images came up with no model releases. (probably because they had no people in them for the most part) The few images that did have people in them did have releases. I don't see why it would default to show images without people and therefore with no relea
  9. Can someone from Alamy please explain how I opt out of the automatic opt in allowing Alamy to collect money on my behalf from collecting agencies? I think that this is a bit cheeky to say the least, putting this in terms and conditions, as this is entirely separate from the role as our agent,in selling images.
  10. I got one of these and could see it was fishy, so I checked here first, thanks for posting explanation James.
  11. Although its a public area and outside the station, I do know that its still managed/owned by network rail so unfortunately they are within their rights technically.
  12. Bit late to the thread but 10 of mine have been culled too. At least one was taken from a public area outside Bristol Temple Meads station just showing the station façade. This is becoming ridiculous now, Soon there will be no independent sources of images of even the most familiar sites, if this mentality persists.
  13. I didn`t bother chasing up the last "spot use" in eastern europe that I had, but I too have not had any for year or so.
  14. I have had dire sales lately so thought I would try to find any usages online that have not been accounted for (from past experience I know these are neglected). I found a couple and reported one in particular to Alamy. To Alamy`s credit they did put it through very quickly. The image in question had been used originally in January and the same newspaper used it again in June, but had not reported it. However I was very disappointed with the pathetic amount I got compared to the original use. Then I noticed the licence as below. Usage: iQ sale: Magazine, any editorial digital use, one t
  15. I use Mega`s free 50gb its easy to use, fast and secure. Their 500gb service is 99euros but I don't know how that stacks up with the competition.
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