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Need your help in using images from Shutterstock !!

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  1. writingismypassion

    writingismypassion BANNED BANNED

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    Hello i am looking to buy 750 images for a month for 249$ from shutterstock.
    I need your help. Trying to reach support of shutter stock but no reply till now.
    I have few questions Please answer them if you know. I will be thankful to you.
    if you do not know please don't reply please no bullshit reply.
    If i use an image downloaded from shutterstock using my license then if i get any complaint of using the image then i can be sued?
    even if i told that i have purchased the image license to use from shutterstock?
    If shutterstock dont get the copyright from the image seller then i can be sued?
    i am gone through there site and i found limit of liability
    Limits of Liability: Shutterstock's total maximum aggregate obligation and liability (the "Limit of Liability") arising out of each of Customer's:
    1. Standard Image Licenses shall be USD $10,000.
    2. Enhanced Image Licenses shall be USD $250,000.
    3. Footage Use Licenses shall be USD $10,000.
    what does that mean.
    I am from india and can somebody please convert 2-3 pages of shutterstock links for me in hindi willing to pay 5-10$
    so i can understand all things clearly
     
  2. guruprasath

    guruprasath Newbie

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    I to am an indian, but i can explain in simple english PM me. See your not going to get copyright claim. i can boldly say because I use shutter stock pirated images, logos for all the activites in the internet just chill.
     
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  3. writingismypassion

    writingismypassion BANNED BANNED

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    Ty bro
    currently i am using these images on small scale like say for 100k peoples but think about if i get reach of the image to 2crore peoples.
    Surely i will get many complaints regarding the use of images.
    That is why i need to clarify all things written in there license
    PM me your skype id bro guruprasath
     
  4. guillaumemcom

    guillaumemcom Registered Member

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    If you bought the pictures on shutterstock you can use them on the web however you want

    Why do you say "Surely i will get many complaints regarding the use of images" ? If you bought them and have the license, there should be no problems.
     
  5. igniteimages

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    The Standard and Enhanced licences have different uses with the latter being more expensive.

    You will have no problem if you actually buy the licence - Shutterstock are major players.

    If you plan to 'steal' the images you are beyond stupid.
     
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    writingismypassion BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks for all the help so far.

    Can anyone please explain me the mean for:
    Limits of Liability: Shutterstock's total maximum aggregate obligation and liability (the "Limit of Liability") arising out of each of Customer's:

    1. Standard Image Licenses shall be USD $10,000.
    2. Enhanced Image Licenses shall be USD $250,000.
    3. Footage Use Licenses shall be USD $10,000.
     
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    Could you post a link to the page that is from?
     
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    http://www.shutterstock.com/en/license
     
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    writingismypassion BANNED BANNED

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    anyone?? .
     
  10. guillaumemcom

    guillaumemcom Registered Member

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    It's quite simple, if you are using correctly the pictures you bought (you haven't breached the terms of service), Shutterstock will defend you if you get in any legal problems regarding the use of those pictures.
    Depending on the license you bought at Shutterstock, the amount they can "spend" on you is different.
     
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    writingismypassion BANNED BANNED

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    Yes i will be using those images that i bought and have license of from shutterstock.
    Suppose if i use one of the image bought from shutterstock to my fb fanpage. then if facebook contacts me for a complaint to remove that image from one of the user. He Files a complaint in court that i have used his image without his permissions and claim 200k USD. now what will happen?
    Does that mean shutterstock will only pay max 10k usd as they have written in there license and i have to pay the rest to the complaint user?
    they have written in there license.
    http://www.shutterstock.com/en/license
    Limits of Liability: Shutterstock's total maximum aggregate obligation and liability (the "Limit of Liability") arising out of each of Customer's:


    1. Standard Image Licenses shall be USD $10,000
      Am i correct ?

    Please give your valuable input i want to know.
     
  12. guillaumemcom

    guillaumemcom Registered Member

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    First of all, you bought the rights to use the images, so why would someone threaten you to sue "his" image without his permission ? You have the right to use it however you want (unless you are not respecting the Term of Services).
    Secondly, if you ever receive a complaint on facebook, just remove the picture. I don't think people would sue for a picture used on a facebook page ?
    And yes you're right, with the standard image license it's covered by shutterstock until 10k$.

    Why are you so afraid of getting sued ? If you respect the shutterstock T.O.S, you'll be fine.
     
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    Currently my reach audience is 1million but i am looking to reach audience to 20million maybe more in the coming months.
    Who knows if somebody files a complaint against me in the court? and i receive a court notice?
    I dont wanna take any risk of using images that is why looking to spend on buying images otherwise there are thousands on free images on the web which i can use.. I am looking to work risk free. To my current audience i doubt if i get a single complaint but what if my reach audience is 100X more.?
    Maybe who knows.
    I cannot handle this. I have 40's of pages like these and i cannot handle checking each page messages to see if i get any complaint.
    i will be respecting all TOS of shutterstock but i am looking to work on big mass scale that is why need to know. cannot take any risks.
    What if somebody files a complaint on me for 100k$ in court?
    imagine in worst scenario.
    Since the image owner will not know from where i took the image. he will put a case on me in court for 100k$ directly.
    Shutterstock will pay only 10k$?
    What will happen?
    Sorry for my poor english. its not my native.
    Thank you for the reply. it is helpful.
     
  14. guillaumemcom

    guillaumemcom Registered Member

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    Well, you are respecting the TOS and you bought the license, everything is in order on your side, i don't see why you should get sued.
    What would they complain about ?
    The picture is coming from Shutterstock, and you bought the right to use it. You have the license, if someone ask if you have the right to use this picture, you just have to show them the proof (license).

    I don't know why you're so paranoid about it... Worst case scenario, you're in India, I don't think someone will go through all the paperwork to sue you for a picture, it won't be worth it for them imo.
     
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    They will complain that i have used there image without there permission.
    That is correct. i will show them the proof but what suppose if shutterstock doesn't able to prove that image is theres. If court case goes to the favour of complainer and camplainer complains the claim of 100k$ to me in court. since i have used there image he will deal with me directly and not where i purchased the image from. There is written in shutterstock license about limit of liability 10k$ so they will pay only 10k$?
    am i right?
    my English is not very good so someone can tell me clearly?
    Yes i need to know all things well and clearly. I am not only talking about india but from all over the world since i am going to target 20 million peoples maybe more from all over the world connected to Facebook in the coming months.
     
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    anyone ?
     
  17. guillaumemcom

    guillaumemcom Registered Member

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    Dude, you have a LICENSE with Shutterstock, you paid them for the pictures, it's a LEGAL CONTRACT. So, yes, you have the permission. They can't sue for for not having permission. So chill.

    If you are always wondering "but what if... what if.. what if..." you'll always be afraid and never do anything...
     
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    all right so i asked shutterstock support email yesterday
    Limits of Liability: Shutterstock's total maximum aggregate obligation and liability (the "Limit of Liability") arising out of each of Customer's:

    1. Standard Image Licenses shall be USD $10,000.
    2. Enhanced Image Licenses shall be USD $250,000.
    3. Footage Use Licenses shall be USD $10,000
      what does that mean?
    got this reply.
    The amounts you mentioned are in case someone claims that the images were wrongly submitted to Shutterstock, so we cover the amounts listed on your email in case of a law issue since your agreement is with Shutterstock.
    suppose if someone bring me in court and claims 200k$ for using his image without permission so shutterstock only pay 10k$ rest penalty i have to pay
     
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    Yes i am worrying about too much because i want to reach to a very big audience.
    So all things i need to check. What if somone claims there image which i posted on my website.
    And if he able to prove that image is there in court then i can be sued. I will tell court that i have purchased image from shutterstock and shutterstock have clearly written if there any case arrives then thay max pay 10k USD (limit of liability)after that i have to pay myself
     
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