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Just a request that Alamy please considers if there are any ways that it can offer help to contributors trying to figure out UK URLs for the new section of the DACS claim. 

 

For example, is there any licence wording that can be easily matched with a specific uses (such as the BBC), or licence wording which identifies newspaper website use which can be disregarded (perhaps the term 'article' is only used with reference to newspapers?).

 

As the CLA/DACS system develops it seems that yet another hurdle is thrown in the path of Alamy photographers who are being asked for information that is not provided to us. Not sure who thought that this URL initiative was a good idea, or where it came from, or if Alamy was aware and perhaps has some of the information readily available?

 

Is this  URL information available when Alamy does the claim and if so if that could be shared with those who do it direct.

 

What is the Alamy reaction to this new DACS requirement?

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I think that the basic problem here facing both agency and contributor is that the CLA licence holder, as end user, will record the name of the website/magazine/book whereas the agency will use the name of the publisher. So if and when we report a possible unauthorised use the agency can tell you if it is within the use of any licence but probably does not actually know all the specific uses that an image has been used for - especially given the trend to very broad licence conditions these days. Even with books and mags Alamy has to research this to find the ISBNs/ISSNs

 

So - especially with website URLs - why does the CLA/DACS require information that is so hard for us to find? 

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For what it is worth this is the wordage of two recent Guardian sales though quite likely could be used for other clients:

 

Country: Worldwide ; Usage: Editorial ;  Media: Editorial website ;  Industry Sector: Media, design & publishing ;  Start: 18-December-2020 ; End: 18-December-2025 ; 

   Additional Details: One use in a single editorial article used within web versions of titles from the same group. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article. Country: United Kingdom

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Two recent ones from the Scottish Sun  ( same proviso as above)

 

Country: Worldwide ; Usage: Editorial ;  Media: Editorial website ;  Industry Sector: Media, design & publishing ;  Start: 22-December-2020 ; End: 22-December-2025 ; 

   Additional Details: One use in a single editorial article used within the digital versions of a single publication. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article

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