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500px sold to Chinese company, was not fair anyway!

Discussion in 'Photography News Forum' started by DonS, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    This is all over any type of photography news that 500px was sold to a Chinese company this week. It seems that 500px may have been having a hard time making money. They were not treating photographers very well.

    It seems that if you are selling photos through them part of the agreement says they can change the selling price and do not even need to tell you what that price was or the percentage you made of it.

    (I know, many do not like PetaPixel but this story is only here for now)
    https://petapixel.com/2018/02/27/beware-500pxs-flexible-pricing/
     
  2. Ogofmole

    Ogofmole Always on Moderator

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    Many years ago I was using 500px, then it just fell by the side for me. Can't even remember what my username was.
     
  3. tenchy

    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    I'm sure the new owners will reward copyright holders...
     
  4. carlb40

    carlb40 Always on

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    I actually deleted my account years ago as i didn't like the direction they were headed. :)
     
  5. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    Oddly, I received an email last week saying my two week trial was done. I do not recall signing up for one. I did apply for a job there more than once (they are based here in Toronto even if they bill in USD and say they are in California).
     
  6. paulmag

    paulmag Always on Honorary Life Member

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    Either naive optimism or could it be thinly veiled sarcasm.............knowing you I think the latter :)
     
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  7. tenchy

    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    correct :)
     
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