Slartybartfast Posted September 19, 2014 Share Posted September 19, 2014 I have had dire sales lately so thought I would try to find any usages online that have not been accounted for (from past experience I know these are neglected). I found a couple and reported one in particular to Alamy. To Alamy`s credit they did put it through very quickly. The image in question had been used originally in January and the same newspaper used it again in June, but had not reported it. However I was very disappointed with the pathetic amount I got compared to the original use. Then I noticed the licence as below. Usage: iQ sale: Magazine, any editorial digital use, one time use only, Discounted re-useIndustry sector: Media, design & publishingStart: 18 September 2014End: 18 September 2016 Given that the publisher did not report the usage (Unless Alamy are failing to pass on sales) why should they get a discount! If they cannot report a use within 3 months surely they should have to pay more for failure, not get a discount. That discount was significant too, paying only 28% of the original usage fee. Is it not time that this situation was ended, I do not want to be continually searching for unreported sales. As far as I am concerned failure to report a sale amounts to theft, after all you could not possibly find all possible uses, online or offline. So when these multinational conglomerates like the media group concerned here fails to report sales they should be charged more, not less, as a deterrent. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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