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Clarification On Public Domain Images

Explorer ,
Feb 29, 2024 Feb 29, 2024

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I was thinking about posting an AI Route 66 image (which is in the public domain) but I was reading in the submission guidelines that public domain images aren't accepted.

 

"We do not currently accept public domain content, which is content where the copyright has expired or where the content has been dedicated to the public domain.

 

Please clarify, because there are thousands of Route 66 images on Adobe.

 

 

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Community Expert , Feb 29, 2024 Feb 29, 2024

Read clause 3 of the Adobe Stock Contributor agreement. You cannot submit images unless you have full rights and ownership of those images..

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Community Expert , Feb 29, 2024 Feb 29, 2024

What is to clarify? You posted the answer yourself. 

"We do not currently accept public domain content, which is content where the copyright has expired or where the content has been dedicated to the public domain."

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Community Expert , Mar 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024

American route signs (traffic signs in general) are not protected by copyright. So post own creations, where you control the copyright and you are good.

 

A picture I took of a traffic sign is not problematic for stock use.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 29, 2024 Feb 29, 2024

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Read clause 3 of the Adobe Stock Contributor agreement. You cannot submit images unless you have full rights and ownership of those images..

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Community Expert ,
Feb 29, 2024 Feb 29, 2024

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What is to clarify? You posted the answer yourself. 

"We do not currently accept public domain content, which is content where the copyright has expired or where the content has been dedicated to the public domain."

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Explorer ,
Mar 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024

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Well, I guess my question is why are there thousands upon thousands of public domain images on Adobe stock when public domain images are against Adobe submission guidelines?

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Explorer ,
Mar 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024

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When they say public domain are they only referring to pre existing photos that are in the public domain? Or are they referring to the public domain copyright in general? Can I list an AI generated Route 66 logo?

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Community Expert ,
Mar 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024

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American route signs (traffic signs in general) are not protected by copyright. So post own creations, where you control the copyright and you are good.

 

A picture I took of a traffic sign is not problematic for stock use.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Mar 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024

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If you create your own “Route 66” image, you can post it. You can't use a picture that has been created by someone else but is in the public domain.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Expert ,
Mar 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024

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If there are already thousands of Route 66 images in the database, why do you want to add more? 

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Mar 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024

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Well everything has been listed thousands of times. All we can do is put a unique spin on the image so it stands out. 

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Community Expert ,
Mar 01, 2024 Mar 01, 2024

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Well everything has been listed thousands of times.

By @PixelHD

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Everything has NOT been listed thousands of times.  Think outside the mainstream box.

By way of examples: "Baba yaga," "Android dreaming of electric sheep," "Alice through the looking glass." 

 

Inspiration can come from various sources -- literature, fairy tales, mythology, religion, folk lore, etc...  Or assemble a list of random words to create something unique.  Have fun with it. You CAN do this. 😁

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Do as you wish. The ones successful at stock are the ones producing the assets that the customer need just in time, not what is easy to produce and what is abundantly represented in the database, and where you are late to contribute. May be you will get one or two sales with your Route 66 asset. Except if you get an exceptional picture for that.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Mar 11, 2024 Mar 11, 2024

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With a database of over 380 million images it would be impressive to build a portfolio of images that have never been imagined before, wouldn't it?

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Mar 11, 2024 Mar 11, 2024

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There are times I come across subjects that only have a few hundred assets.  And some of the assets in those cases are average and not "knock it out of the park" in my opinion.  There is still plenty of room for growth in the database from my perspective.


George F, Fine Art Landscape Photographer

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With a database of over 380 million images it would be impressive to build a portfolio of images that have never been imagined before, wouldn't it?


By @PixelHD

Yes. But if you find a niche you will have more sales.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Mar 12, 2024 Mar 12, 2024

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For visibility sake, would you rather be a small fish in a big bowl or a big fish in a small bowl? 

 

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Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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For visibility sake, would you rather be a small fish in a big bowl or a big fish in a small bowl? 

 


By @Nancy OShea

If you were claustrophobic, you would prefer the big bowl, but that is not the answer you would like to here.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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