Posts Tagged ‘stock photography’

Storyblocks and YouTube have a copyright problem

Thursday, February 18th, 2021 | Reviews

Storyblocks is a royalty-free media subscription service that allows you to get stock photographs, audio and video to use in your products for a flat monthly subscription. I have used the service for a while and I like it, with a few caveats. One of which being if you use the music they provide on YouTube, you are constantly getting copyright claims against your videos.

It’s annoying because you have to go in and appeal each one. YouTube recently made this process more complicated so it now feels there is an even heavier presumption of guilt. These appeals are not monitored by YouTube but are considered by the copyright owner who can decide to accept or reject them.

Worse, one of my recent appeals was rejected even after I explained I had paid for a licence with Storyblocks. Storyblocks don’t seem to have a downloadable licence so it’s not clear what would happen if I re-uploaded a video if I ever left Storyblocks. What’s the point in paying for licences when they are not respected?

Atheist Stock API launches

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 | Foundation

Having officially launched Atheist Stock out of beta last month, we’re pleased to announce the next stage of development – the Atheist Stock API.

The new API service will allow our partners to integrate with our site to allow them to offer our content to their users! It is easy to integrate with and comes with a full software development kit (SDK) as well as documentation to make everything as simple as possible.

Atheist Stock is out of beta

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 | Foundation, News

We’re pleased to announce that free stock photography website Atheist Stock is now out of beta!

We launched the site in March 2010 and since then we’ve been working to add to the collection and road test the functionality. In October, we reached 1,000 images and the collection is still growing!

Given everything seems to be in working order and we’re now moving into the next phase of development, we’ve now removed the beta sticker from the website. If you haven’t had use of the thousands of available images, then perhaps now is the time to browse our collection.

Atheist Stock now contains over a thousand images

Sunday, October 10th, 2010 | Foundation

In March of this year we launched Atheist Stock, a stock photography website explicitly designed for local free thinking groups to use.

Now, just seven months later, we’ve pleased to announce that the thousandth image has been added to the site. Indeed with the plethora of images we accrued during September mean we have shot straight through that landmark and are now looking forward to future ones!

Browse Atheist Stock.

Atheist Stock launches

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 | Foundation

After almost a year in development, we are pleased to announce the launch of Atheist Stock!

Atheist Stock is a stock photography website designed specifically for atheist, humanist and free thinking societies. On the site you can find a wide selection of high quality photographs to use in your advertising, websites and print material when designing creative for your group or society.

So whether you need a photo of groups at work and charity work to Conway Hall and Richard Dawkins, we have the image you need. They are all available as high quality – good enough to print – almost all at resolutions as good as you would find on professional stock photography websites.

Best of all, they are all available completely free to free thinking groups! Just contact us with information about your group and will we provide you access. So why not check out our collection!

Getty strikes again

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 | Tech

stock_xchng Having taken over iStock a while back, Getty have now aquired by other favourite stock site, stock.xchng.

Granted the quality of iStock has not dipped since Getty took over but the prices have certainly seen a significant rise since they did. It will be interesting to see what changes they bring in to SXC, they have already replaced the Stock Expert premium links with iStock ones though so far little else seems to have changed.