More About GDI

Posted on 9/23/2014 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Here are answers from Charles Taylor to a few follow-up questions I asked after publishing the GDI story yesterday.
JP - As I understand Editorial and Microstock agencies can buy shares, but RM and RF agencies cannot. Is that true?

CT - We are only offering shares to editorial agencies in the ways I have outlined. By editorial I mean those agencies who are not creative/commercial agencies even if RM. Others can buy shares if they like as some shares are on general offer. We envisaged that the "others" would be financial investors.

JP – Can Individuals (class 3) who license images as RM or RF purchase shares, or only if they are editorial shooters?

CT - Any individual contributor may buy shares so long as they are a contributor of content.

JP - Can microstock shooters purchase shares, or are shares only for those who are editorial shooters?

CT - Please see above. An individual can choose what type of image they would like to contribute.

JP - If microstock shooters place their images with Photoshot can they also continue to distribute their images through other microstock distributors?

CT - They will be contributing to GDI. Photoshot is just a founding partner. And, yes, the images can be non-exclusive to GDI. At least for the founders. 

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