China Vision, which was once punished by authorities for charging a fee for its image copyright, has reported that the photographer himself was only paid 10 cents for his work after his photos were sold for 180 yuan on its platform.
Recently, photographer Zhang Li posted that in the sales report of September given to him by Visual China, one of his photos was sold by VEER, a distribution platform of Visual China, named & LDquo; Shanghai Hongqiao Airport & RDquo; "Was priced at 180 yuan, but the actual price was 34 cents, and according to the 30 percent share ratio, he received only 10 cents.
Zhang Li said: “ I've been a photographer for 10 years, and a picture costs 34 cents? Is VEER's platform really that cheap? ”
Another photographer, Sun Lu, commented that he had raised the issue three years ago, but no one had listened.
Zhang Li revealed that he became a signed contributor to Visual China in 2012, and has uploaded 215 pictures. In the early years, the price of all the right to use individual pictures was as high as RMB 10,000, among which the share of three or four pieces was as high as RMB 3000-5000 per piece. In the past two years, with the subdivision of the right to use pictures, the price decreased according to different permissions. The fee for each picture ranges from 3 to 100 yuan, and occasionally a few cents.
Visual China responded that Zhang received the payment from one of VEER's personal packages.
“ The individual user paid 399 yuan on April 15, 2021 for a package that can download 1000 pieces of material within a year, and downloaded two of your pictures on September 7, 2021. Sales price sharing is strictly in accordance with the signed contributor agreement without error. ”
At the same time, VCG admitted that the sales information provided to the contributor was not perfect and did not specify specific package information in detail, which led to misunderstanding.
But Zhang said this was not consistent with the package information provided earlier. Before the staff and I docking, said that 199 yuan download 500 copies of the service. .
What he found particularly hard to understand was whether the individual user had already downloaded 1,000 images, just six months after April 2021. “ If there were, it would be less than 4 cents per sheet at the average price. .
He hoped that visual China would issue a sales contract with legal effect on the sales of each picture in the future sales report to prove that the sales commission was truthfully issued.
Currently, VEER offers three personal packages: five images per year for 49 yuan, 30 for 199 yuan, and 150 for 399 yuan, which conflicts with Vischina's response.
Based on the 399 yuan 150 package, the average image is 2.66 yuan, but still much higher than &LDquo; 3 & 4 MAO throughout; .