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Yesterday 9 sales came through. As a result my account has increased by $0.35! (Yes, after all 9). I think it will work out at about 3p per image by the time it reaches me. ūüė°ūüė°

Every image has gone to China via a distributor. 
Who else has had the same thing happen? 
 

UPDATE - 7 more have come through today. So that’s 16 in total, all the same fee.

Alamy please will you tell us why you are letting this happen? 

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3 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

Please could somebody pust the licence details - could this be Novel Use?

 

My $0.15 beaut just says:

5 MB
1596 x 1062 pixels 
299KB compressed
China

 

Ninja edit: my image was a close up of steam train wheels.

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12 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

Please could somebody pust the licence details - could this be Novel Use?

Mine only says what I put above, no other detail. 
Country: China
Start: 01 January 1900

 

as for content, one is a scrabble board, one a magazine with teacup, one is a supermarket aisle. All RM. 

 

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15 minutes ago, M.Chapman said:

I had 1. RF image $0.15 gross, $0.04 net. Image size 1,275 x 1,700 6.2MB. China.

Presumably these are all to the same customer?

I wonder if there's any pattern in the type of images being purchased? He's mine.

DHE2FH.jpg

Mark :(

Mine are RM. Food.

P.S. Just got another two from the same food series. Sigh!

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53 minutes ago, Iain Masterton said:

Had 20 sales to China for 4p net each. And I'm opted out of distribution to China.¬†ūüôĄ

 

 

That’s terrible,  I was thinking I need to opt out but if it doesn’t work that’s not good! 

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My 9 images were varied. Two of a pig, one of a dog, three autumn leaf images, one of a holly tree, one of swallows, and one of playground equipment with tape around it taken during the first lockdown!  No mention of novel use and all RF. 

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1 hour ago, Iain Masterton said:

Had 20 sales to China for 4p net each. And I'm opted out of distribution to China.¬†ūüôĄ

 

 

 

same for me 2 of the 15 cents.  and i have another distributor sale today for $, again from China, which i opted out under the new Contract.  Alamy doesn't even apply the rules they set

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1 hour ago, SRJUK said:

Yep, just had three sales;

Country: China
Start: 01 January 1900

$0.15

 

cant wait to opt out of this… this is embarrassing. 

 

opt out means nothing.  I opted out of China, and have now 3 licences for Distributor in China in last 2 days. 

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Same here - 4 sales to China at $0.15 (must remember to opt out of distribution, wish it wasn't just limited to April). 

G6NGR9 G6NGR9 DSC_0422 Andi Edwards 30 December 2021 Royalty-free 5 MB
1626 x 1084 pixels 
156KB compressed
China
$ 0.15
H4J0C3 H4J0C3 DSC_8475 Andi Edwards 30 December 2021 Royalty-free 5 MB
1688 x 1125 pixels 
296KB compressed
China
$ 0.15
PGYHRF PGYHRF DSC_8366 Andi Edwards 30 December 2021 Royalty-free 6 MB
1807 x 1204 pixels 
395KB compressed
China
$ 0.15
T018YR T018YR DSC_2971 Andi Edwards 30 December 2021 Royalty-free 5 MB
1544 x 1030 pixels 
112KB compressed
China
$ 0.15
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37 minutes ago, Michael Ventura said:

All I can say is that Alamy has to be desperate to make a deal like this.  Sort of a sad way to end the year.

It does smell of desperation all right... should let these crappy deals go where they belong...

Phil

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I had two exact licenses for the same image with the same license details as others are describing: 

 

RF 4.1 MB;1464 x 977 pixels;45 KB  compressed ; Additional Details: China.  $0.15 license $0.04 to me 

 

I suppose one will be refunded.  

 

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Two for me. Both RF. One paper straw on white background and another a picture of airplane toilet vacancy sign.

 

It sounds like someone is trying to buy as much of RF images... but why and for what?

 

 

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1 minute ago, Gnans said:

Two for me. Both RF. One paper straw on white background and another a picture of airplane toilet vacancy sign.

 

It sounds like someone is trying to buy as much of RF images... but why and for what?

 

 

 

 

Perhaps their subscription is running out and they are just using what they have left to buy what they think might come in useful for the future.

 

 

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