- No more opt out at StockXpert:
SXP sent out some e-mail today to contributors about their new deal with images being sold via Photos.com. Buried in the 3rd paragraph was this:
"As we move forward with more of these programs, we need to deliver the highest quality and most consistent product to customers and business partners. This means that as of July 30 we will no longer offer opt-in/out, and as of August 4 all SXP images will be included in our PPD, partner and licensing, extended licensing, and subscription efforts."
I had opted out of subscriptions at SXP a while back. Now I have to exit altogether or put up with subscriptions. Nothing in the text says they´re planning to limit the sizes sold via subscription [...].
The terms for contributors seem to be trending unfavorably - perhaps sites are feeling the economic pinch and trying to squeeze out all the revenue they can.
Jo Ann Snover/Yahoo MP group.
- 4,000 U.S. Combat Deaths, and Just a Handful of Images:
Increasingly, photographers say the military allows them to embed but keeps them away from combat. Franco Pagetti of the VII Photo Agency said he had been repeatedly thwarted by the military when he tried to get to the front lines.
The NYT in 3 pages for the weekend.