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Live News posted then chickened out (did not look like Editorial Use)

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I tried my first post yesterday to Almay Live News with a minor event to test it out, but I was not able to set rights to “Editorial Only” after posting even with multiple try’s saving the images after they were OKed and chickened out and deleted the images in my post.  Is the setting “Rights Managed” the same? It looked as if there were potential commercial (marketing) and private use of the images (I do not have model releases).  A description by Almay said they were looking for daily news events even things like a photo of interesting clouds.  I thought covering a Fall Harvest festival could be picked up as “light” news and I could test the system.  Event was on the grounds of a nonprofit organization (Blacksmiths, wood worker’s venders children animals).  I became worried that images like the boy with the turban etc. would be used for something commercial after it became “Stock”.  I included a link to the images below.  I also included some pictures of an event (protest of Enbridge oil pipeline) I covered last year that had Pottawatomi Indians in attendance with shots I liked and was considering using as "Editorial".

 

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.718982311589837.1073741869.145652265589514&type=1&l=1902b6e8ab

 

Should I have been worried about the use of the images for something other than Editorial news?  What is Marketing use?  Are images like these OK to post in News and have any public interest? I know don’t quit my day job!

 

Any help or thoughts would be great!, Thanks

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Choosing RM with no releases is fine for live news. I would say 90% of the people who post here (going by previous threads) go that route.  I do for Live News or general stock.

 

Jill

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Images uploaded to Live News go into the feed before the license is set. I think it's set to RM by default but you may be able to change that in Manage Images after the photos are in the feed.

I've always presumed News Images are intended for Editorial use but maybe you should double check with the Live News Team. It seems unlikely you'd have model and property releases if it's really news.

 

fD

 

EDIT: in another thread Kay mentions it is, indeed, set to RM, and other options are greyed out. If you want to change the license you'll need to contact Alamy.

http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/6363-alamy-live-news-licence-type/

Edited by fotoDogue

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It is not up to you to license your own image, or to decide which license is appropriate, this is Alamy's job. When you post it in the live news it parachutes into your ready folder as RM. After two days it goes into your profile, but you need to complete all the key wording, attributes etc.

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