If you logged in to your Crestock account today you were presented with new contributor agreement. It would not be anything worth mentioning if I would not notice new copyright statement in a footer of the page: "© 2010 Crestock Corporation. A Masterfile company." When does it happen, I asked and looked at About page. Voila, it states that it happened today: "Crestock was purchase on July 1, 2010 by Toronto-based Masterfile Corporation, a premium stock photography agency with over 30 years experience in commercial licensing." There is no official press release on neither of websites but there is an article on Crestock blog. Let's see what other changes new management would bring.
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Just a quick notice to all the artists selling their work with Crestock.. As a regular buyer of artwork and images I can tell you the first move I see by the new management is to irritate their customer base.ReplyDelete
I was enticed about a year ago to buy a large number of credits because of of a discounted price for new subscribers. Now, a year later they are breaking that contract and telling customers that those credits will EXPIRE in September of 2010.. This is not what the original agreement was and I can't log into my account without accepting (the unacceptable) new agreement.
There are a lot of stock agencies out there, dreamstime, iStockphoto, ImageTrail, Bigstock photo.. Crestock has NEVER been the best choice but now they are driving buyers away on the first day of the new managment.. nice, very nice. Watch for the class action if they don't change their policy pdq.