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Contributor FAQ - Last Updated: 02/12/2015

VJLoops Contributor Agreement

All persons wishing to become contributors must agree to the terms and conditions as well as the submission requirements and guidlines previously stated.  Please review all pertinent site information regarding Contributor FAQ and Knowledge Base for more detailed information.  Any questions regarding this document can be directed to Site Admin.

This Membership Agreement governs your membership in the VJ LOOPS community, allowing you full access to the membership portions of the web site located at www.vjloops.com. This Membership Agreement is in addition to the Terms of Use applicable to the Site. The Site is operated by VJ LOOPS.

Access and use of the membership portions of the Site are provided by VJ LOOPS to you on condition that you accept the terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement and the Terms of Use, and by accessing or using the membership portions of the Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement and the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to accept and abide by this Membership Agreement and the Terms of Use, you should not access or use the membership portions of the Site. In the event of any inconsistency between this Membership Agreement and the Terms of Use, the terms of this Membership Agreement shall govern.

VJ LOOPS reserves the right, in its discretion, to change or modify all or any part of this Membership Agreement at any time, effective immediately upon notice published on the Site. Your continued use of the membership portions of the Site after such notice constitutes your binding acceptance of the terms and conditions in this Membership Agreement, including any changes or modifications made by VJ LOOPS as permitted above. If at any time the terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease use of the membership portions of the Site and contact the Site Admin for removal of your account and content.

Term of Agreement: Valid until otherwise cancelled by either party.

Territory: The Universe

License Model: VJLoops has 4 separate licenses to accommodate a variety of situations.  Contributors will release footage under all 3 licenses and in some cases may have their content flagged as “Editorial Use Only”.  Contributors will need to review the Contributor FAQ and the license page to learn more about each license and how they are used by our customers. 

  • Performance: Ideal for VJs & DJs who need to do live projections for clubs, festivals, theater and other public performances.  This content cannot be broadcast on LIVE TV, resold, repackaged or used in any commercial creative projects which are not meant for live visuals mixing. 
  • Royalty Free Standard:
  • Royalty Free Extended:
  • Editorial Use Only: Files for Editorial Use Only cannot be used for any commercial purposes. These files may contain identifiable brands, locations or people without the proper legal releases needed for commercial use.  If the file doesn't contain the property or model release artists and customers agree that the file is only for editorial use. 

Retail Prices:  All sales are in US dollars.  Each license has a minimum set price.  Contributors have the option to raise prices but can not go any lower than the default prices.  Customers do have the option to pay in Bitcoin.  Any Bitcion payments are immediately converted to US Dollars and the appropriate amounts are credited to the Contributors account.  What is Bitcoin?

Royalties and Contributor Percentage Share: Artists receive between 30-60% depending on their level, sales history & content.  We have four levels of royalty percentages. 

  • Platinum 60% artists who are active,  selling content on a regular basis with good metadata on their collections and offer exclusivity on the VJLoops platform (you do not sell, giveaway or distribute in any manner your content on any other sites) Contact us for details on this unique opportunity.
  • Gold 50% artists who are active and selling content on a regular basis with good metadata on their collections and/or have 100 or more pieces of footage on our site.
  • Silver 40% artists who are active and selling content on a regular basis with good metadata on their collections and/or have 50 or more pieces of footage on our site.
  • Bronze 30% artists who fail to do keywords, descriptions and other important data and/or have fewer than 50 pieces of footage

Do you want to increase your sales percentage?  Let us know what your comittment level will be with your content contribution.

 

Distribution Affiliates: VJLoops is a business to business provider of digital content.  VJLoops licenses content from Contributor, and that content is made available through its VJLoops webpage and server in the form of downloads.  All distributed content is Non-Exclusive to VJLoops unless otherwise noted by both parties.  In some cases company has the option to distribute through VJLoops brand on other stock footage sites.  For Example: Pond5 and Shutterstock.  Contributor can request details for the particular royalties and payments and sign up upon request.  For more information review the Contributor FAQ and Knowledge Base.

Payment and Reporting: Contributors will be responsible to request a payout after their royalties have reached $100.00 US dollars or more.  Payments are made via PayPal, Bank Transfer or in some cases Bitcoin upon request.  Contributors will be responsible for any fees incurred from their respective payment processing choice.

The VJLoops content management system tracks and monitors all Site activity.  Any sales made are recorded in the Contributors control panel.  Email notifications are sent after each confirmed purchase.  Any discrepancies, questions or problems should be immediately reported to Site Admin.

Security: In the unfortunate event of Site fraud once the proper investigation is completed by PayPal our payment processor artists may have monies deducted from their current earnings.  While we strive to keep our site secure there are times where certain individuals will use stolen credit card data or hacked PayPal accounts.  All breaches of security are reported to the proper authorities.

Provision of Content: Contributor will provide VJLoops all of the programming it owns or controls that has been cleared for the uses set forth herein.  VJLoops will determine, in its sole discretion, what will be offered for sale.  VJLoops reserves the right to remove or delete content for any reason whatsoever without prior notification.  Contributor has full resell rights which will be granted to VJLoops and affiliates with proper clearance i.e. Model & Property Releases if necessary.  VJLoops, customers and affiliates will not be held accountable or liable for any copyright infringement involved by Contributor.  Please refer to Knowledge Base and Contributor FAQ for more information.

Delivery: Upon completion of Contributor sign up and completed agreement steps, Contributor  will receive FTP information for uploading content.  In some cases if Contributors collection exceeds normal FTP operations a Hard Drive can be sent to VJLoops Studios in Valencia, Spain.  Contributor will be responsible for any shipping and handling fees incurred. 

Advertising & Marketing: VJLoops will promote, advertise and distribute Contributors content and brand.  Use of popular social media sites, blogs, forums and video sharing sites.  Below are the most common sites where your work will be displayed.

  • Vimeo
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Industry related blogs, forums and websites and physical media
  • Trade Fairs, Expos, Festivals, Workshops & Special Events related to the industry of Stock Footage and Visuals.

YouTube Monetization: Due to the nature of monetization of our VJLoops channel for promotional purposes on YouTube, Contributor agrees that no license is required from and no payments or reports are required to be made to you relating to the license and distribution of the Content to Content Users by us or the use, performance, synchronization or distribution of such Content by Content Users as permitted by the VJLoops License Agreement and you waive any rights to any such payment or report.  VJLoops will watermark all content on VJLoops YouTube Channel to protect Contributors content from piracy. 

Samples: VJLoops has the right to offer 3 clips of the Contributors collection for further promotional purposes at our sole discretion without paying royalties to Contributor.  Contributor is encouraged but not obliged to offer bonus content for our “Free Download of the Week” offer.  If you would like to opt out of our site promotion please let us know via our contact page.

Metadata: Contributor will be responsible for adding the appropriate categories, filenames, titles, descriptions and keywords.  VJLoops prefers accuracy over relevancy!  For more information visit our Knowledge Base for help on improving sales with metadata.

By clicking "I agree" or otherwise signifying your acceptance to this Agreement, or by submitting content to the Website or allowing others to submit content to the Website on your behalf, you are agreeing to be legally bound by this Agreement, which may be updated from time to time without prior notice.  To view the agreement anytime please follow this link.

Kind Regards

 

Kyle Lyons

CEO VJLoops

 

Last updated: 29 January 2015


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