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  1. Like other contributors, I've been stunned to see some of my RM images getting sold for microstock rates since January '21 -- multiple travel images from Puerto Vallarta going for 25 cents a piece (before income taxes of 30%, dear Alamy), which is not what I ever realized was possible when I signed up for the "Novel Use" scheme in 2016 (and by the way the American usage of "scheme" fits here). I'm not happy with the explanation Alamy has provided (how great it is that they can find all these extra ways to license our images outside of their existing model), and I'm really concerned I can't OPT
  2. Just a reminder, I've just realised it's April, so I can opt out of Novel Use along with anyone else, (even though I didn't realise I'd signed up). I'm also in "Distribution" and "Image Options" I know distribution can be low, but has anyone any positive experiences, or any Territories or Countries that would be advisable to definitely opt out of. Image Options hasn't affected me yet, but Alamy says they will e-meil about this, so again if anyone has any advice on this for the rest of us, please let us know? ChrisC
  3. I used to be very active on the (old) Alamy forums and back in 2008 we had many discussions about "Novel Use". At the time and the way the markets were going I decided it wasn't for me. Stock photography is not such a significant part of my photography business these days and so it is time to revisit options. What is the current thinking on "Novel Use" - I notice that 70% of contributors have signed up to it? Do you see any significant benefit from doing so? The 30% who have opted out - why have you remained out of the scheme? For me, back in 2008, I felt that "Novel Use" undermine
  4. Country: WorldwideUsage: Novel Use deal, Magazine, print and online, single use, any size inside, 250,000 circulation, UK, Magazine, print and online, single use, any size inside, 250,000 circulation, UK Media: Magazine - print, digital and electronicIndustry sector: Government (local, regional, national)Print run: up to 250,000Image Size: Any size Fee: very small (I did that bit) Firstly I thought Novel Use was dead. Secondly, when it did exist I was under the impression it was for odd individual licenses that didn't cover normal uses - eg magazines with 1/4 million cir
  5. I just had a $2.40 license for 'Novel Use - Scheme 2'. Thing is I have never been in the Novel Use scheme, as confirmed by my settings in Additional Revenue Opportunities. I sent an e-mail to CR but won't get a reply till after the weekend. Anyone else? And what is Scheme 2? Gen
  6. I was under the impression that novel use was dead and gone. But last week I had a 'sale' for "novel use, India rights", though the country was listed as 'worldwide' and the use was a website. I didn't think putting a photo on a website was a particularly novel way of using it and there is surely a regular licence for that. Maybe it was a typo.
  7. I was under the impression that Novel Use was either on its way out or gone altogether. I haven't had any NU sales for months. Until today. I just checked net revenue and 14 of them have popped up - 3 of them for $3 so it almost adds up to a sale. I was wondering if it was a] last minute accounting before winding up the scheme b] a new surge in NU sales c] pure coincidence. Has anyone else experienced something similar?
  8. It would be helpful to be sent a reminder via email, when the opt out date from the Novel Use scheme is approaching each year. This would insure that the scheme does not roll over into the next year without contributors having a chance to opt out.
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