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Company selling my work

Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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Hello. I've been creating images for Adobe Stock for half a year now and recently discovered some company that uses my work to print it and then sell it. The thing is, they use lots of my images I had NOT sold even once. The account selling my work stands by the same name I have here on Adobe - "Fernweh Collector". My question is - Is it in any way right for them to do what they do and if not, what can I do in this situation?

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Community Expert , Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

The API partner arrangement is mentioned in the Contributor Agreement. If and when the partner sells your image, you receive a royalty just as if they had licensed it in the Adobe Stock site.

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Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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If it is a print on-demand company, they are probably a partner to Adobe. That is described on the contributor pages. The user buys a print, they buy the asset and print it. They are accessing the Adobe database via the API, so they really can show on their site all of Adobe stock.

 

What is the name of that company?

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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The name is Redro. It seems like they sell stock stuff on massive scale. Can I be sure in any way that I'm going to get my royalty if they make sales?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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update: i've just came across an identical page with just different name (also sells my work) it's name is Myloview

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Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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I just looked for an image of mine in MyLoview and found one right away. They use the Adobe API and yes my name is credited to the photo.

I must say, I have always thought that most of my sales have been through "print on demand" partners. Most of my work is artistic and less suited for editorial printing. So yes, I do get my royalties. 

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Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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It would be nice if Adobe published a list of authorized API partners, because we get this question fairly often and new Contributors are kind of freaked out when they see their assets on non-Adobe sites !

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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Perhaps you can contact Adobe using the contact us link on your Dashboard page and ask them if these 2 are known API partners. 

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Dec 23, 2023 Dec 23, 2023

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okay, thank you very much for your help 🙂

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Dec 23, 2023 Dec 23, 2023

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The name is Redro. It seems like they sell stock stuff on massive scale. Can I be sure in any way that I'm going to get my royalty if they make sales?


By @Fernweh Collector


You can be sure, as the sales will go through Adobe's system. They show Adobe's database, the customer makes its choice, the asset gets licenced, you get credited for the licence, the company prints what has been asked for and sends that to the customer. It's a win win for all. 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Dec 23, 2023 Dec 23, 2023

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@Fernweh Collector ,

Are you also selling at Shutterstock. Redro seems to source from Shutterstock, and I doubt that they use multiple stock databases. 

 

But looking at search terms, all sites return the same assets, including Adobe stock.

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Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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The API partner arrangement is mentioned in the Contributor Agreement. If and when the partner sells your image, you receive a royalty just as if they had licensed it in the Adobe Stock site.

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2023

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You should be grateful for the added publicity.  P. T. Barnum famously said, "Any kind of publicity is good publicity as long as they spell your name right."

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Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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