Stocksy's library has always been 100% exclusive. Exclusivity 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 clients. It's critically important that each member takes care when contributing to multiple agencies, so we don't erode trust with our clients.
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. However, 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.
What does Stocksy consider similar content?
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 created the content on different days?
We recommend that you keep as many factors as different as possible when splitting content between Stocksy and another agency. For example, suppose you take photos or videos of the same model in the same clothes riding the same bike in the same location on two different days. In that case, we may consider this to be Related Content, while the same model in another place doing another activity could be acceptable. Again, please reach out to Support with any concerns.