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I found four images ( credited to Alamy) used by a publisher in Spain in online articles and asked Alamy why they had not appeared as Sales. The answer is that they have the downloads recorded but no longer work with the distributor so can't bill for them. I have been told that I should chase these myself. But no doubt should I contact the user they will tell me that they paid the distributor so this is not an actual copyright infringement.

 

One is from 2018, two from 2020 and one from January 2021.

 

Have others experienced this and does anybody know what happened to the Spanish distributor? 

 

Is the current distributor in Spain reporting sales?

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1 hour ago, geogphotos said:

I found four images ( credited to Alamy) used by a publisher in Spain in online articles and asked Alamy why they had not appeared as Sales. The answer is that they have the downloads recorded but no longer work with the distributor so can't bill for them.

:angry: Yet they have no problem selling licences for contributors who no longer work with Alamy.... 

Phil

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25 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

Don't know about Spain, but I have two sales (03/2021) through a German distributor that remain unpaid.

 

 

These are unreported not simply unpaid. 

 

ie) I found them

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22 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Is it the big Spanish agency that has been around for ages?

 

I have no idea John. It is Alamy's former Spanish distributor.

 

I left the one you mention with my own suspicions about similar practices given the massive and sudden collapse in sales reporting and not full trusting the set up,

 

But I don't think Alamay has ever had them as a distributor have they?

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1 hour ago, geogphotos said:

 

I have no idea John. It is Alamy's former Spanish distributor.

 

I left the one you mention with my own suspicions about similar practices given the massive and sudden collapse in sales reporting and not full trusting the set up,

 

But I don't think Alamay has ever had them as a distributor have they?

 

Plenty of my images there. They even have a search tab devoted to Alamy. Must be another distributor...

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I have got myself an uncleared sale from August 2021 from a Spanish distributor (don't know which one).

 

Spanish distributors in this link: https://www.alamy.com/contactus/local-distributors.aspx

Spain

Age Fotostock
Tel: (34) 93 300 25 52
age@agefotostock.com
ACI Agencia de Fotografia, S.L.
Tel: (+34) 935 519 728
carlosz@aci-online.biz
Cordon Press
Tel: (+34) 913 614 552
Fax: +34 917 262 901
info@cordonpress.com
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I have a similar experience.

My photos were represented (long time ago) by SupXXStXck (before Bankruptcy).
SupXXStXck was bought out during bankruptcy, from that time onwards

I have never received royalties from them, nor from their distributors, including Spanish

agency AgX.

 

In the past, I have communicated with SupXXStXck and some of their distributors

including AgX, but got no response.

 

andre

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