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claudiodivizia says

I started a new thread because I didn’t see there’s another similar recent thread here:

http://photodune.net/forums/thread/release-for-public-monuments-photographed-from-public-ground/77561
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claudiodivizia says
I didn’t see your post and just started a new thread, sorry: http://photodune.net/forums/thread/panoramafreiheit-copyright-designs-and-patents-act-1988-urheberrechtsgesetz/77562

Yes, I agree it’s an error

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claudiodivizia says

Old question coming back thanks to current Photodune action…

Photodune is currently soft disabling already approved pictures of building, asking for a property release.

Istock is refusing pictures of “Castles in Europe”

Shutterstock and Fotolia are randomly accepting or rejecting pictures of buildings.

I am afraid they are just taking it easy – “better safe than sorry” way of thinking – instead of trying to properly understand regulations.

In some countries things are less certain. But it seems to me that the situation is quite clear at least in the UK and Germany, and pictures of buildings there should be accepted:

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, Section 62: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/48/section/62 Urheberrechtsgesetz, Article 59: http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/urhg/__59.html

As an architect (my other job), I find the German distinction between the building itself (no copies allowed) and its photographic reproduction (allowed) particularly good.

Why don’t they understand? I am willing to respect the law, but should we let them pull our leg and renounce to architectural photography just because they are lazy?

Any opinions on this matter?

PS: I started a similar thread at Microstockgroup since other agencies are concerned as well: http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-photography-discussion/panoramafreiheit-%28copyright-designs-and-patents-act-1988-urheberrechtsgesetz%29/msg275805/?topicseen#new
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claudiodivizia says
peresanz said
ALL my images with one side less than 2000 (one had 1960 px) have been soft rejected. ... I was pretty sure it was an automated rejection

I had the same impression and am still waiting before deciding what to do.

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claudiodivizia says

“it was a review-side error that I’ll be sure to clarify with the review team”

Do you mean it was not an automated rejection and reviewers were manually checking for image size, just like for any other issue?

I’m asking because I’d like to know if it’s fine to reupload all pictures above 4 MP with a side below 2000 px.

Or there’s a risk of reuploading duplicates or images which were rejected for another reason? (I cannot check individual pictures since I deleted both rejection emails and soft-rejection messages, since I thought there was nothing to do to correct the size issue)

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claudiodivizia says

Sorry, the work-around doesn’t work. But why do you call it a “work-around” anyway? It is what one usually does when uploading with FTP .

Except when using an external FTP client such as Lightburner or similar uploading services it’s difficult to check 1 and 3 – but this time I tried to FTP directly and it doesn’t work as well.

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claudiodivizia says

This is the answer from support. They are looking at it:

“Thank you for your email to Envato Support. We are very sorry about the issue you experienced. This is a known issue and our devs are working as hard as possible to fix it. In the meantime, we ask for your patience and very much appreciate your contributions and interest in PhotoDune. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime. Have a great day!

Kind Regards, Thinesh P Envato Support Team”

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claudiodivizia says

Same here. Seems like a common problem, since there are two other threads already. Please, contact support as well (I did it yesterday) so they can look at it.

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claudiodivizia says
I’m a contributor, not a buyer. But if I understand well, there are already packages with $2 discount on every image. See here: http://photodune.net/wiki/buying/howto-buying/buy-now-at-the-envato-marketplaces/
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claudiodivizia says

I’m stuck at “items being processed” too. Again.

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