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March 7, 2013


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× stock has made a new rule change that makes it so that you need the original photographer's permission to use any of their work in a derivative work. Photomanipulations are derivative art, so we are unable to accept any new entries with stock from unless you have the written permission of the photographer.

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rsiphotography Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
You guys got some bad information maybe from an employee of gettyimages who doesn't understand the newly acquired company. The site is still overflowing with royalty free images that can be used any way you want to use them. I went there myself and if you do the same you will see I am correct.
Ferelwing Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As I said previously in this line. I am not going to go through to every single image used on another stock site to determine if the rules are followed. As such anything that uses those pieces of stock will be denied. I just do not have the time to go and check. As it is I spend a LOT of time between the several groups I'm on checking stock. All the other groups I'm with have the same policy. It saves time for us and while I understand your stance, please understand ours.
rsiphotography Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem but the site really has always had images that require permission and those that do not..nothing has really changed. The representative was talking about those images that are clearly marked permission required. But understand I completely understand your view but you all stock site have free and pay royalty images which ones do you block and which ones do you keep?
Ferelwing Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Generally if a person pays for images I will tell them to state that they purchased the resources and I don't require them to link to it.  Because technically they "own" that particular image as part of their collection that they paid for.  There are free image sites that do not have all sorts of rules but in general I prefer the DA site stuff.
rsiphotography Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yah I understand it's a shame that the person at free stock misrepresenting the company. All images are clearly marked and there are many free sand good stocks at this site. One click to the page link to the page that designates the use of stock is all that is needed. However I understand your position I just hope the site doesn't get a bad name they are still the best free stock provider.
SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
[link] I also had this same issue in my group, so I contacted them and received the same response from their Customer Service liason.
Ferelwing Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: That's what I learned as well.
Walking-Tall Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Says who?...
Nothing has changed on their website Legal Information,
"Last updated: 22 Jul, 2008 (Privacy policy)", that anybody can
see and read, right there still in black and white.
Making any kind of contact to free ("Standard restrictions apply.",
right below the image) stock providers there, is, and always has
been a suggestion, NOT a legal-binding rule.
It's unfortunate how fast and far misinformation reaches, and it's
quite like playing the game of Telephone in elementary school.
So, if this means from now on that works of mine with
non-legally-bound stock use from there will be declined, just
because of misinformation passed from one person to another to
another here at DA, I suppose I should leave your group?...
Ferelwing Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I checked their customer service. They specifically said that derivative work was NOT ALLOWED with their "stock". Which means it's not really stock. (Don't even get me started on that one) They specifically said no. So because I don't want to have to deal with having to pull things down because of this (should one of them decide to go after people here) we will no longer accept it.
Walking-Tall Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I do understand your position in this.
Again, respectfully, see other reply.
Customer service representatives do not establish
legal documents or dictate to override with form
letters to everyone just to shorten their stack
of inquiries for the day either.
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