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They are probably an API partner of Shutterstock, like so many other websites out there. In this case Shutterstock will be well aware of this, since they are getting a nice amount of money from them.

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42 minutes ago, dani3315 said:

If that is the case then is this legal by any standard: 

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"You can, however, you need to ask support to explain the multiple access procedure to you."

Whether that's "legal" depends on what terms Shutterstock agreed on with designstockbrasil. We don't know the details of their agreement, nor whether there is an agreement at all.
We also don't know what the multiple access procedure is and whether you have to pay extra to allow more people access to the account or whether there are restrictions on it like that the people need to work for the same company etc. If you have a design firm with many people working in it, it only makes sense that multiple people would have access to one account.

In the end it doesn't matter. If they are an API partner we are left in the dark about the terms of the agreement, about whether they even are an API partner or about how much money we get from it. If they are not an API partner, Shutterstock will not do anything about it anyways, as they have shown in the past that they don't care about image theft. If you find your images there and they are indeed not an API partner, it will be on you to take legal actions.

There are countless sites like this and there have been countless cases like this where people tried to find out whether the site was a legit API partner of Shutterstock or not and we are left in the dark. Just last month for example there was a post about a site selling car stickers with images from Shutterstock. A contributor sent a mail to  Shutterstock "Support" (aka "a contributor who doesn't know more than we do") asking whether they were an API site and got told they were not. Later someone else from Shutterstock said they were and the person who bought stickers as a test had the sales show up in his account weeks later..  🙄 In my opinion it's not worth breaking your head over something we will not get any answer to.
 


 

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2 minutes ago, Firn said:

Whether that's "legal" depends on what terms Shutterstock agreed on with designstockbrasil. We don't know the details of their agreement, nor whether there is an agreement at all.
We also don't know what the multiple access procedure is and whether you have to pay extra to allow more people access to the account or whether there are restrictions on it like that the people need to work for the same company etc. If you have a design firm with many people working in it, it only makes sense that multiple people would have access to one account.

In the end it doesn't matter. If they are an API partner we are left in the dark about the terms of the agreement, about whether they even are an API partner or about how much money we get from it. If they are not an API partner, Shutterstock will not do anything about it anyways, as they have shown in the past that they don't care about image theft. If you find your images there and they are indeed not an API partner, it will be on you to take legal actions.

There are countless sites like this and there have been countless cases like this where people tried to find out whether the site was a legit API partner of Shutterstock or not and we are left in the dark. Just last month for example there was a post about a site selling car stickers with images from Shutterstock. A contributor sent a mail to  Shutterstock "Support" (aka "a contributor who doesn't know more than we do") asking whether they were an API site and got told they were not. Later someone else from Shutterstock said they were and.  🙄
 


 

It just look very suspicious that one is not able to see upfront what they actually offer but you have to sign for a package...and the "secret" chat on Telegram. Anyway, someone actually did sign for a package to see what is all about and he raised the alarm that this is something on the piracy side. Hopefully Shutterstock will look into this.

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