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1 hour ago, wilkopix said:

I'm sure Emily would be kicking up a stink if she had a 20% pay cut.

 

Unless she was furloughed on 80% pay and instructed to do even less constructive work than she currently appears to.

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Could anyone on here who is a member of the NUJ; AOP: or other relevant organisation send the contract to them and request their views on it....

Phil

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Legal matters give me migraines, but somehow I've managed to slog through most of this thread. All I really want to know at this point is if I'm likely to be tossed into jail / gaol with empty pockets if I continue my bad habit of not checking the "for editorial use only" box in AIM after the new contract comes into effect.

 

As far as leaving goes, not likely as I have nowhere else to go. ☹️

 

 

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6 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

Legal matters give me migraines, but somehow I've managed to slog through most of this thread. All I really want to know at this point is if I'm likely to be tossed into jail / gaol with empty pockets if I continue my bad habit of not checking the "for editorial use only" box in AIM after the new contract comes into effect.

 

As far as leaving goes, not likely as I have nowhere else to go. ☹️

 

 

 

You can edit your preferences in AIM John so this is always selected by default. Apologies if I'm informing the already wise!

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Just now, AlexH said:

 

You can edit your preferences in AIM John so this is always selected by default. Apologies if I'm informing the already wise!

 

Does that mean I won't get locked up by default?

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18 minutes ago, Phil Crean said:

Could anyone on here who is a member of the NUJ; AOP: or other relevant organisation send the contract to them and request their views on it....

Phil

 

I  can't do that as not a member but I just wanted to say that the caption of the image below might be offensive to red-haired people in some parts of the world, notably Scotland and Ireland.

 

Ginger cat drinking water from a sprinkler system outlet on a grass lawn in Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Contributor: Phil Crean

ginger-cat-drinking-water-from-a-sprinkl

 

 

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1 minute ago, MDM said:

 

I  can't do that as not a member but I just wanted to say that the caption of the image below might be offensive to red-haired people in some parts of the world, notably Scotland and Ireland.

 

Ginger cat drinking water from a sprinkler system outlet on a grass lawn in Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

ginger-cat-drinking-water-from-a-sprinkl

 

 

Well I did consider calling it Orange but that would only offend a small number of my countrymen 🤣

Phil

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1 hour ago, MizBrown said:

 

I don't think they care if Silver level contributors stay or go. 

 

I dunno about that. As Jill M. pointed out above, Silver is potentially Gold for Alamy, financially speaking.

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Just now, Phil Crean said:

Well I did consider calling it Orange but that would only offend a small number of my countrymen 🤣

Phil

 Maybe you should cover your bases. Orange/Ginger. Sounds like a drink. Oh no not another stereotype. I've offended myself. 🤣

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2 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

I never believed that digital stock was a way to make real money, not without a Herculean effort and more work than I want to do. I've never thought I was building a career here; I've had my career. To me this was a game with sales being the way to keep score. 

 

But in fact, the amount I make per month has become important to my ongoing budget. Sadly, I don't control things here. The King of Siam said, "It is a puzzlement." I shall make my decision before the end of June. 

 

At one time, all we had to fear was the Sin Bin. Now it's Debtor's Prison. My, how things have changed... 😲

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2 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

I dunno about that. As Jill M. pointed out above, Silver is potentially Gold for Alamy, financially speaking.

Yet another reason for me to leave. I get punished while they make more money. But that's the way the world works, isn't it. I have deleted all the tags on my photos, checked all the restrictions I am allowed, and sent in my resignation. I know that they don't give a shit one way or the other. This is for my own peace of mind. Alamy was never going to be a significant source of income for me--my portfolio is way too small and I am not a prolific photographer. I would like to say thank you to everyone on the forum who has spent the time to answer my questions, whether I asked them directly or didn't have to because someone else did. For those of you who are more invested in Alamy, I hope things work out for you. For those who, like me, are leaving, best of luck in your new ventures. And with that, I am off to my garden, where my tomatoes appreciate me!

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8 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

At one time, all we had to fear was the Sin Bin. Now it's Debtor's Prison. My, how things have changed... 😲

 

If I must go to debtors' prison, I hope it's in Scandinavia. Those facilities would probably be an improvement on my current lifestyle. Don't want to go to a Turkish lockup. Or one in Brasil. I like the music and cuisine, but I don't think I would like their prisons. 

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4 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

If I must go to debtors' prison, I hope it's in Scandinavia. Those facilities would probably be an improvement on my current lifestyle. Don't want to go to a Turkish lockup. Or one in Brasil. I like the music and cuisine, but I don't think I would like their prisons. 

 

You could always try Rikers Island. Great reputation and close to home for you.

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3 hours ago, Cryptoprocta said:

Is this also an oversight?

" 9.1 In addition to the promotion rights set out in 8.3 above you grant Alamy permission to sell your Images at any price and by any method we feel appropriate and to supply Images to third parties without Alamy having to consult you, including but not limited to trials with new Customers, prototypes/proof of concept and high volume low unit price licences. Where Alamy does not make a charge to these third parties, you will not receive payment.

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9 minutes ago, MDM said:

 

You could always try Rikers Island. Great reputation and close to home for you.

 

What? They moved Rikers to Liverpool? 

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1 minute ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

What? They moved Rikers to Liverpool? 

 

Not yet but I believe it was discussed as part of the putative trade deal. Liverpool and New York have a long history of connectivity. In the meantime you could always try deportation. Lose your Irish passport and off you go. 

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Don’t respond to Ed, Michael. He has a firm hold on your leg and is pulling it. Probably still wanting that fight!

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1 hour ago, Cryptoprocta said:

I do note that they have reserved the right to sell images any way they want, which potentially would include selling editorials as commercial, while trying to hold themselves not to have liability.

 

Those of you who are staying should really get that one cleared up, especially if companies claim to be able to get releases for unreleased people. 

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Ok so all request a spreadsheet of keywords. Take a copy and return a blank one to Alamy as an update with an offer to restore your keywords when 50% restored.

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1 minute ago, Betty LaRue said:

Don’t respond to Ed, Michael. He has a firm hold on your leg and is pulling it. Probably still wanting that fight!

 

No worries Betty. I have a firm hold of his as well. 

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Just now, Cryptoprocta said:

Can I have first dibs on the photo?!

 

You can take it.

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I can predict where this is going next.   Give it two years, and the remaining contributors will be here discussing their pleasure in discovering that the new annual sales threshold for the oh so coveted 'gold' status is raised to $1500 per year.

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