IP Rejection for photo that contains the same content as multiple other pictures that are available

Community Beginner ,
Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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I recently had this picture (file ID:352990664) rejected with the reason of  "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REFUSAL"  and I was wondering if someone had any insight on why.  There are many images available on the site with the same subject, here is an example.

The title for the image was:

"Rusting car at route 66 stop in the Petrified Forest National Park"

and these were the keywords (I may have added more when I submitted):

"abandoned, antique, Arizona, blue, flare, landmark, lens flare, National Park, old, petrified forest, Route 66, rusted, siteseeing, sky, sunset"

 

DSC_4462.jpg

 

 

Thanks for any insight,

George

 

 

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Adobe Employee , Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? OK, I'll choose.  The bad news is that sometimes, our moderators make a mistake.  The good news, is that you've brought this one to my attention and I've been able to rectify it. The file is now online. Cheers! -Mat Hayward

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LEGEND ,
Jun 09, 2020 Jun 09, 2020

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I think the others were accepted by mistake - or included a release. An expert could clearly derive the car model. This is a clear breach of Adobe's guidelines for IP. If you can prove it's over 100 years old that may constitute grounds for a release.

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks for the response,  I was of thinking the same and probably wouldn't have submitted it if there hadn't so many pictures with the same subject already available on the site.  I seriously doubted that anyone had obtained a property release.  I guess I can't count on the content of the site as a good representation of what is acceptable.

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LEGEND ,
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I think some images are inherited from an older system with different rules; there may also be licensed images from other services with different rules. Behind the scenes, I'm sure, Adobe's lawyers are kept busy by the endless stream of legal complaints about images, copyright, trademarks and other rights; every time Adobe accept an image they take a risk of action; they are a much bigger target than the individual photographers. I suspect Adobe will update their guidelines now and then when the lawyers tell them it's costing them a lot of money. (No inside knowledge or secrets here!)

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Do you want the good news or the bad news first? OK, I'll choose. 

 

The bad news is that sometimes, our moderators make a mistake. 

 

The good news, is that you've brought this one to my attention and I've been able to rectify it. The file is now online.

 

Cheers!

 

-Mat Hayward

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2020 Jun 12, 2020

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Thanks Mat, 

Moderators not being perfect is understandable.  Thanks for getting the pic online.

-George Schmiesing   

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