My question is precisely the title and i’m curious why Fiverr is so popular with selling images. I came here because I was suggested it for that purpose, but looking at this place and seeing how it functions, i’m not sure how it’s even allowed to host photography selling other than fiverr being protected from potential lawsuits by proxy of their TOS depending?
In gigs, you can offer your skills. In the case of photography which appears to be a big subject on this site, you send the photography privately to the seller - and this in masses. It isn’t like the picture being posted openly as a pre-viewed image to be sold where moderators review each image through different sources such as fiverr itself (Stealing other seller’s property), Adobe images, Flick, and so many more, and even then in some rare cases images can be overlooked. In this case, there doesn’t appear to be any monitoring, which is why I really want to warn buyers here.
This can be from intellectual property such as shows that aren’t well known, quotes (yes quotes are often copywritten and I have actually seen that here from what I can tell), and so on. You can report the person(s), but there appears to be so many people doing these things just judging from other posts, that banning isn’t solving the issue. And the reason it isn’t solving the issue well appears to be the above; this site innately shelters that behavior by not rigorously monitoring and checking the use of each pictures on platforms. At all. Judging from this I feel as though there’s a lot of people on here who spent their money, who posted the artwork they were sold that’s just waiting for a potential lawsuit if it kicks off.
What’s being done for this? What can be done for this? If it’s this bad how is fiverr so commonly used for that? It just doesn’t make sense for me. And either way, buyers be warned. This site does not seem to be the place to buy artwork/designs from what i’m gathering.