A lot of websites, like Gettyone is losing out to websites like Shutterstock. Advertising industry is no longer like what it used to be, back then, the ad agencies want a piece of whatever you’re making, which shouldn’t be the case and should not even be their business to get a piece of the pie.
Shutterstock and many more modern libraries sell reasonably, as long as you don’t distribute, they don’t bother with ‘how many artist are using the same image’ but rather ‘allowing how many artist to access to the library to search for stuffs’. Even Gettyone lost pretty badly and had to change their charging model which now actually has corporate packages (which they don’t display on their website) that allows corporate clients to download whatever they want for a small price.
Selling it based on what we do with it, is much more reasonable way of charging then over ‘how many artist I have’.
It’s kinda crap that Kitbash wants to know how many artist we have, and how many artists are using it. So if I have 1 artist using it, then pass on to another artist to add stuffs to it or touch it up, wouldn’t that be a grey area? Technically I felt this is crap method of charging, just a greedy way.
I’d rather they charge high upfront and not bother ‘how many artist I have’ in my studio. Not to mention that this is kinda infringement of my company HR information.
Anyway that’s my 2cents.