I uploaded a few weeks ago three pictures of the "chateau de Chenonceau" one of the severals french castles.
These three pictures were accepted (and i sold one of them a few days after the acceptation ... so good ! )
A few days ago, i realized these three pictures were in the "call back folder" of my gallerie because OWNER AUTHORIZATION NEEDED .
There are 737 pictures of this castle on ADOBE STOCK (chateau de Chenonceau) and i m not sure ADOBE received 737 documents signed by the owner by the contributors !!!
Why "my" three pictures were erased from my gallerie and not all the others ?
These pictures were taken from a public place (not inside the castle like a lot of the pictures presents on adobe stock) , the architect oh this castle died more than 70 years ago (it allows to use pictures without any authorization), the pictures taken don't make troubles for the owner (so by the law, you can sold the pictures without authorization ), this castle is open for the visit to the tourist people.
Please, can you help me to fix this ? @Contributor1
Thanks a lot for all your answers !!
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The architect is only one consideration, it also depends on who the owner is and if the owner allows his recognizable property to be the main subject in a photo. Here the keyword is main subject. It does not apply to lanscape photos where the object is not the main subject.
The "chateau de Chenonceau" is the owner and they provide their own photos. Commercial use is not allowed. I am not sure, but maybe they can prohibit photography.
The thjird photo definitely needs a release. This was taken inside and not in a public place.
thanks for your answer 🙂
So what about the 737 pictures of this place still on adobe stock ? not sure they all have authorization.
Hav a good day
They may or may not. Moderators aren't perfect and some assets get through that shouldn't and the owner(s) of the structure (be it individuals or the government) may or may not submit a take down order should they discover the images are available for sale. I suppose it's safe to say that some property owners don't care one way or the other if someone is making a profit off of their properties, while others may consider it good publicity. But Adobe would prefer not to take any chances.
As Adobe told me to do, i requested authorization from the castel communications department, explaining to them what the destination of my photos was,(to be sold on Adobe stock).
- Or the communications department authorizes me to use them and signs the documents provided by Adobe, but may also ask Adobe why there are more than 700 images of the castle without authorization for sale on the stock.
- Or they refuse and contact Adobe Stock to ask them to remove all 700 images of the castle that do not have authorization to be sold on Adobe Stock.
In both cases, I fear this will be negative for Adobe stock 😞
If Adobe has assets in their database that infringe on someone's IP, they definitely want to know about it. I had a a few images of a monument in a national historic park accepted, but they were later removed based on "IP issues". I suppose that, after initial acceptance, Adobe audited their database and decided to remove them.
Adobe should then remove all images corresponding to "Chateau de Chenonceau" then, not just mine!!!!
It's really very frustrating
See screenshot. This is the correct answer. Adobe Stock's inventory of Chateau de Chenonceau are Editorial Use Only.
Assets designated for "Editorial Only" are limited to journalism and news reporting. When you hover over them in search results and under the “Restriction” section in the image information, Editorial Only images may NOT be used for commercial purposes such as advertisements or on product packaging. See below for more restrictions on Editorial Only.
Anything you submit to Stock must be legally free and clear for commercial use. If you don't have signed property releases, don't submit. This is to protect you as well as Adobe's customers from costly lawsuits later.
thank you very much for these details
I now understand how the illustrative editorial content label works.
I didn't understand why there were so many images of this castle when mine were refused.
Have a good day