Stocksy’s library has always been 100% exclusive. This is part of our brand identity, and clients love that they don’t see our photos and videos on every site. But it’s not just a marketing tool; it’s something we contractually promise to buyers. This is one of the reasons it’s critically important that each member takes care when contributing to multiple agencies.
You can find the full legal text in our Supply Agreement, but here's what it means in non-lawyer speak:
You're free to work with other agencies, but content that appears on Stocksy, as well as anything that would reasonably be considered to be part of the same series (including photo and video from the same series), may not be licensed elsewhere.
How does Stocksy decide what is part of the same series?
We determine Related Content case-by-case by looking at common factors such as models, wardrobe, location, and concepts. If you’re worried about any of your sets, please reach out to Support with specific examples.
What if I use the same models, but the photos or videos were created on different days?
We recommend that you try to keep as many factors as different as possible when splitting content between Stocksy and another agency. For example, if you shoot the same model in the same clothes riding the same bike in the same location on two different days, we may consider this to be Related Content, while the same model in a different location doing a different activity could be acceptable. Again, please reach out to Support with any concerns.