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I am new to SS Forum but was wondering around and of course I am curious about where my pics are used. 

I find google reverse image search and tineye to be very inaccurate...any other options out there ?

This is my absolute most downloaded pic and i have found it in a lot of different places but here are some:

https://designtaxi.com/news/406856/NYPD-Is-Banning-Rappers-From-Festivals-For-Connection-To-Acts-Of-Violence/

https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/policy/technology/nypd-ransomware-event-latest-such-attack-government-agencies.html

here the pic is missing but the credit still there lool: http://www.wbyz94.com/2019/09/30/nypd-officer-shot-and-killed-after-struggle-with-armed-suspect/

But i have 35 downloaded pics over my entire portfolio and i don't find them...

 

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CNN has used my image here:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/07/10/goya-ceo-donald-trump-moos-dnt-ebof-vpx.cnn

They also used it as a thumb for their video.  I got a whopping $0.2 for, though the same image also sold on DT for $0.35.

I'd like to add that I find this new outrage/cancel culture to be idiotic.

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I am very new to stock photography and was able to find one of my photos a couple times, once on unesco where both me and shutterstock are credited. Another place I found it was on the republic of togo site: https://www.republicoftogo.com/Toutes-les-rubriques/Sante/Un-cluster-repere-en-zone-franche

where they have added their own copyright. Is that allowed? I also thought you had to credit when using for editorial reasons? Thanks in advance for any insight.

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On 7/12/2020 at 8:43 AM, Kelly Ermis said:

Is that allowed? I also thought you had to credit when using for editorial reasons? Thanks in advance for any insight.

 

3 hours ago, Sue Rae Edmondson said:

I thought editorial images had to be credited but have found a few of mine that haven't been so I'd like to know the answer to this too

"Use in Editorial Content 
If you use any images or footage for editorial pieces, you must include a proper attribution. What qualifies as editorial content? This phrase essentially means anything that is designed to be newsworthy or of public interest. Books, news articles, and documentaries are some of the most common types of editorial content. Using Shutterstock images or footage in an editorial piece requires an attribution to give credit.

  • The correct format looks like this: "Artist's Name/Shutterstock.com"
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7 hours ago, oleschwander said:

"Use in Editorial Content 
If you use any images or footage for editorial pieces, you must include a proper attribution. What qualifies as editorial content? This phrase essentially means anything that is designed to be newsworthy or of public interest. Books, news articles, and documentaries are some of the most common types of editorial content. Using Shutterstock images or footage in an editorial piece requires an attribution to give credit.

  • The correct format looks like this: "Artist's Name/Shutterstock.com"

But what about them adding a copyright symbol with someone elses name directly on the photo as they have done here (not speaking about their Togo logo) :

https://www.republicoftogo.com/Toutes-les-rubriques/Sante/Un-cluster-repere-en-zone-franche

Surely this isn't legal as I still own the copyright to my photos? Is this something I should report or does it fall into the case of "happens all the time" with stock photography?

 

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1 hour ago, Kelly Ermis said:

But what about them adding a copyright symbol with someone elses name directly on the photo as they have done here (not speaking about their Togo logo) :

https://www.republicoftogo.com/Toutes-les-rubriques/Sante/Un-cluster-repere-en-zone-franche

Surely this isn't legal as I still own the copyright to my photos? Is this something I should report or does it fall into the case of "happens all the time" with stock photography?

 

The name is fake too.. Seems they used a soccer players name - Vincent-Louis from team Rot-Weiss, Oberhausen, Germany.

I am guessing the website did not want to show the fact they bought the image from SS, but surely this is against SS policy.

 

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1 hour ago, Kelly Ermis said:

Is this something I should report or does it fall into the case of "happens all the time" with stock photography?

Imo - yes. Not worth the time. Be happy for the 10 cent if they have paied.

19 minutes ago, Evelyn de Waard said:

The name is fake too.. Seems they used a soccer players name - Vincent-Louis from team Rot-Weiss, Oberhausen, Germany.

I am guessing the website did not want to show the fact they bought the image from SS, but surely this is against SS policy.

Yes I saw that too - but a mystery why they do it? Maybe they haven’t bought the image ...?

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4 minutes ago, oleschwander said:

Imo - yes. Not worth the time.

Unfortunately what I thought too.

4 minutes ago, oleschwander said:

Yes I saw that too - but a mystery why they do it? Maybe they haven’t bought the image ...?

That's possible, but at the time when I first saw this, I had only sold the photo twice. Once to the US and once to Paris. The only other site it was appearing on was UNESCO. No sales to Togo, though it could have been bought from somewhere else. Some of the photos on their site are copyrighted to a marketing company in Togo and some others to a guy who appears to work for this site. Strange indeed.

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2 minutes ago, oleschwander said:

But also very strange that they use time and efford to put another (false) name on the image ...

Maybe it is to try and prevent others from taking "their" image? It has been sold quite a few times now and I really hope they don't cause any trouble for other people using it. But probably not worth worrying about, just too bad people can't respect copyright.

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3 minutes ago, Sue Rae Edmondson said:

I emailed the owners of the two sites that had forgotten to add attribution and received a reply from one apologising for the oversight and the site has now added a clickable attribution.

are we allowed to do that? It seems I read in the Terms & Conditions from a different site that this was not allowed, but I have not checked for SS.

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