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1 hour ago, geogphotos said:

 

 

Hmmm...... there used to be a couple of photographers with non-exclusive RM images on Alamy and the same ones as exclusive RF images elsewhere.

 

I'm not sure how much you can rely on trust if one option offers more money. 

 

One agency I talked too gave up exclusivity because there was no way of checking and some of their photographers played the system.

 

I tend to agree. Hate to say it, but relying on trust these days is a bit naive. It`s an e-jungle out there now. Offering a higher royalty or better ranking to contributors who mark their images as exclusive would just make things worse in that it would offer incentive for further playing of the system. It would also risk being unfair to those whose images really are exclusive to Alamy. I`d put ``exclusivity`` in the same category as ``discoverability`` -- i.e. both sound good on paper but are pretty meaningless (even counter productive) in practice. 

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This means, that alamy has sent a mail,  whose content is basically meaningless, to all contributors.

Strange. 

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2 hours ago, spiegel said:

 

This means, that alamy has sent a mail,  whose content is basically meaningless, to all contributors.

Strange. 

It's not meaningless to me. I was able to figure out what it meant and Alamy marked up my images the next day.

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10 hours ago, spiegel said:

 

This means, that alamy has sent a mail,  whose content is basically meaningless, to all contributors.

Strange. 

 

I don't think that it's meaningless, just venturing into risky territory IMO.

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10 hours ago, spiegel said:

 

This means, that alamy has sent a mail,  whose content is basically meaningless, to all contributors.

Strange. 

Market research? Alamy can tell customers that their stock is x% exclusive. Most market research seems pointless taken in isolation but it gives people with flip charts and white boards something to do

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14 hours ago, spiegel said:

 

This means, that alamy has sent a mail,  whose content is basically meaningless, to all contributors.

Strange. 

I didn't get the email, and some others said the same.

It could be, in my case, because I already have my exclusive files indicated as exclusive. (?)

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12 hours ago, spacecadet said:

It's not meaningless to me. I was able to figure out what it meant and Alamy marked up my images the next day.

I'm sure spiegel meant meaningless as in 'pointless', not as in 'incomprehensible', which isn't the normal meaning of 'meaningless' anyway. The only point of it at the moment, and in Alamy's announced foreseeable future, is that they know which files aren't being sold elsewhere. But actually, they would still have to contact artists to see if the files have sold before elsewhere if a buyer wanted to know its history. Presumably, they have a better plan for the future: I'd like to imagine so, anyway!

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