Update: Why Shutterstock’s Copyright Infringement problems should concern you

Informative and disheartening at the same time…I didn’t realize copyright infringement and theft were that commonplace. And photo sites prefer no watermark/copyright on both free and paid submissions because it “discourages” interested buyers (and “freeloaders”) from wanting to use your image. I have recently become more active with submitting my photo images to microstock sites, armed with an iPhone camera roll that is virtually bursting at the seams with a whopping 56,000+ images!! Yikes! The joys and tribulations of being an obsessed iphoneographer who is also a perfectionist (aka “serial editor”), as well as a discombobulated mess when it comes to making choices between multiple photo versions and similar edits.
A big “Thank You” to Alex of brutallyhonestmicrostock.com for sharing this enlightening post! 🙏👍

Alex Rotenberg's Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock

During the last three weeks, I have spearheaded an ongoing anti-fraud campaign over at Shutterstock’s contributor forum, which has had some success, but still huge challenges lay ahead.

In this update, I’ll go through what’s gone right, what’s gone wrong and how I’ve identified some of the accounts so you can keep an eye out in case one of your images end up in the wrong hands. I’ll also discuss how “free sites” are contributing to a downfall in the industry.

For the first blog post on this crucial topic, see here.

Tip of the iceberg

According to Shutterstock’s latest Press Release, they boast 550,000 contributors and 225 million images. These are the KPIs that shareholders/stakeholders/investors analyse when making a decision on whether to invest on Shutterstock.

However, back on Planet Earth, and upon closer inspection, just how many of those accounts are fraudulent and just how…

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Writing In the Light (Dedicated to the WordPress Ascension writers)

With Love & Light to all my fellow light seekers and light workers 🙏💜✨
Namasté (Reblogged from “Timeless Classics”)

Timeless Classics

*****

This one’s for the Lightwriters
Constantly reaching out
Teaching us all over again
What life is really all about

Some only touching one or two
Some helping many more
But all persist, for in this game
Numbers don’t correspond with score

It’s been long years — decades for some
They have been coaching patiently
Forefront of us to grow within
So all ascend will outwardly

How many times, how many ways
Can they find freshly to repeat
The basic tenets? Here’s one more!
An awesome and ongoing feat

Of selflessness and service
Of genuine pure love
Such as the future that they build
May be composed entirely of

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Wild Animals

Living in Virginia’s mountainous highlands, we are blessed with an abundance of wildlife: a large variety of birds (from hummingbird to grouse, wild turkey to eagle), more kinds of insects th…

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10 WAYS TO STOP BEING TIRED

I recently discovered this wonderful blog for anyone striving to become their greatest version of themselves! Follow RalphSmart.com Dive Deep into Infinite Waters!

RALPH SMART - INFINITE WATERS DIVING DEEP

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Christmas In Heaven

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. There has been so many senseless, unforeseen and some expected deaths of so many loved ones this year. For many, thi…

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How To Survive The Holidays After Losing A Loved One

THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE HARD FOR THOSE OF US THAT HAS LOST A LOVED ONE. HERE’S A VIDEO I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU AND HOPE IT WILL HELP YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. TAK…

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How Can I Help a Grieving Friend?

More helpful advice from Cheryl on giving support to those who are grieving…

 

Every day we hear of a tragedy of some type, and every day someone is losing a loved one. Someone you know may be experiencing grief – perhaps the loss of a loved one, perhaps another type of…

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