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Almost a year back I submitted an animated 3D clip to SS which was rejected. I’m not complaining about the rejection, because it was rejected by other microstock sites as well. There were some technical issues. I fixed those issues, but I wasn't fully satisfied with how the animation turned out. So, I uploaded it to PB for free download. 

Here’s the link of the original clip: https://pixabay.com/videos/stem-3d-cells-embryonic-dna-35085/ 

Since then, multiple people have uploaded that video on SS, obviously, after downloading it from PB.

Same video on SS: 
1) https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1060983100-3d-animation-pink-virus-shell-macro
2) https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1059185375-video-stem-3d-cells-embryonic

I am not sure whether to complain or not, because I don’t care how people use that clip. But, it's not fair how some people work their a-- off to create content (Serious contributors invest time, money, ideas, enthusiasm to create … still remain underpaid) while some join SS and other sites to make money by stealing. 

Practices like these not only harm individual contributors but it harms the whole microstock industry. SS must do something seriously to curb this practice.

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There is a third one too and strangely this one has no author: https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1061980879-stem-3d-cells-embryonic-dna-immune-particle

How is this even possible?

SS turns a blind eye to thieves and also to similar content (in this case) but you could try to contact PB. In their terms they say:

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Don't redistribute or sell someone else's Pixabay images or videos on other stock or wallpaper platforms.

https://pixabay.com/blog/posts/pixabay-license-what-is-allowed-and-what-is-not--4/

I understand that you don't complain but these guys don't deserve to get away with such practices.

31 minutes ago, doodlart said:

I am not sure whether to complain or not, because I don’t care how people use that clip. But, it's not fair how some people work their a-- off to create content (Serious contributors invest time, money, ideas, enthusiasm to create … still remain underpaid) while others join SS and other sites to make money by stealing. 

Practices like these not only harm individual contributors but it harms the whole microstock industry. SS must do something seriously to curb this practice.

Again I'm not complaining, just trying to remind you that we serious-contributors work really really hard.
 

I wish you luck!

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