Legal Concerns

Will Bigstock own the copyright to my images?
Why has some of my content that was approved been removed from the Bigstock collection?
Has another contributor uploaded your content or concepts on Bigstock?
I am not a Bigstock contributor but my content is available on your website...
My Bigstock image with a watermark is posted on another site...
My Bigstock non-watermarked image is available for high resolution download on another site...
I think my content is being misused by a Bigstock customer...
I believe others are violating the terms of service but it does not concern my content or account...
I want to share my content with other contributors...



Will Bigstock own the copyright to my images?
No. You never lose the copyrights to the images you upload to Bigstock. Please see our Terms of Service for details.


Why has some of my content that was approved been removed from the Bigstock collection?
At our discretion, we may remove images at anytime without consent from the contributor. Reasons may include: potential legal / copyright concerns, technical quality concerns, or efforts to improve the integrity of our collection.  The reason will be provided to you as part of the ‘Rejection’ status. You can access this information at any time by going to ‘Approval Status’ located under the Uploads section of your account.

If your image(s) has been removed, please consider this a final decision. We will not entertain requests to restore your content if it has been removed by an administrator.


Has another contributor uploaded your content or concepts on Bigstock?
Please contact support@bigstockphoto.com with the following information:
  • The image ID number of the Bigstock image in question.
  • A link to that image.
  • Your username.
  • The Bigstock image ID number of your image.
  • What you believe is the alleged infraction.
Be sure to organize your email in a concise and clear manner so that we may process your claim in an expedited manner.


I am not a Bigstock contributor but my content is available on your website...
Please contact support@bigstockphoto.com with the following information:
  • The image ID number of the Bigstock image in question.
  • A link to the image in question.
  • Materials that prove you own and/or created the content.  This can include .psd files (layered), raw files, links to your website or the location your content is hosted.
Be sure to organize your email in a concise and clear manner so that we may process your claim in an expedited manner.


My Bigstock image with a watermark is posted on another site...
Please contact  support@bigstockphoto.com  immediately with the following information:
  • Your username.
  • The Bigstock image ID number of your image.
  • A link to the website with the image and information about where on that website the image is.
Be sure to organize your email in a concise and clear manner so that we may process your claim in an expedited manner.


My Bigstock non-watermarked image is available for high resolution download on another site...
The usage may be allowed. Please familiarize yourself with the customer Terms of Service and our Image Usage Agreement
If you still feel that your content is being used inappropriately, contact us with the following information:
  • The image ID number of the Bigstock image in question.
  • A link to the website with the image and information about where on that website the image is.
  • What you believe is the alleged infraction.
Be sure to organize your email in a concise and clear manner so that we may process your claim in an expedited manner.


I think my content is being misused by a Bigstock customer....
The usage may be allowed. Please familiarize yourself with the customer Terms of Service and our Image Usage Agreement
If you still feel that your content is being used inappropriately, contact us with the following information:
  • The Bigstock image ID number of the Bigstock image in question.
  • A link to the image in question.
  • What you believe is the alleged infraction.
Be sure to organize your email in a concise and clear manner so that we may process your claim in an expedited manner.


I believe others are violating the terms of service but it does not concern my content or account...
Please contact support@bigstockphoto.com with the following information:
  • The image ID number of the Bigstock image in question.
  • A link to the image in question.
  • What you believe is the alleged infraction.
Be sure to organize your email in a concise and clear manner so that we may process your claim in an expedited manner.


I want to share my content with other contributors...
Under no circumstance do we allow contributors to share their content with other contributors.  
If you are found to have shared your content, you risk immediate and final termination from Bigstock.
 * Contributors may only upload content for which they own the copyright.
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