We are looking to build an online network allowing everyday people to sell their pictures and videos of celebrities to media outlets. The basic idea is a clone of [url removed, login to view] but a far cleaner site with less distractions.
The site will allow users (public at large) to upload any of their original pictures or videos of celebrities to the database. When uploading the first picture, a user will be asked to create an account (for free) and accept several legal agreements (TCs & Privacy). When uploading a picture the user will be required to fill up a questionnaire/survey that will include both check boxes and free-form questions. Once completed the pictures or videos will be uploaded to our private database. There will be a place to price pictures or videos as well as provide several tags (like names of celebrities, places, scene, etc..) The pictures or videos, once reviewed and “approved” will be stamped with a watermark. We would like the capability to automatically produce a watermark over the picture if possible.
Once uploaded the system will notify the site's operators to review and approve the pictures or videos.
The Site will allow media companies to register for an account and purchase the pictures or videos for a negotiated price. This will require full registration with the “accepting” of several agreements (TCs and Privacy). The registration process will also include a survey (may be filled up at initial registration or afterwards) that will allow operator to determine the kind of pictures or videos that best suit this particular media source. Once registered, the media company's application must be “approved” by the operators before it become active. Operator must be able to internally assign a media company to one of several categories that will determine which pictures or videos it may view or different marketing plans. Once approved, registered media companies will be allowed to purchase directly from the public database (whether the viewable or private versions) using a credit card processor (e.g. PayPal).
The Site will also allow the operators to mass mail pictures or videos (or clips of pictures or videos linked to the Site) to specific individual media companies or a group of them.
We are looking for a developer to create this project as well as a database that has locked images that they cannot copy. For the database, we require it to have specific features. Once a user logs in to purchase a photo, they will see a thumbnail version of the photo that will have roll over magnification. They will also see what other users (anonymously) have bid on the photos, and can enter in there own bid price to attempt to win the auction. That transaction needs to take place via PayPal and a percentage of that will go to the user that submitted the photograph. We get a lot of bids on this site and most of them do not read the whole description, so to make sure that you read and understand what we are looking for, please write keyword "apple" along with your bid price.
Think of the site as a clean, easy to use database where people can buy the rights of photos that other people put up for sale. We would prefer a developer with PHP or Ruby experience, but we will listen to all bids to get the best developer for the project.
Please only bid if you have read this entirely, and can deliver each necessary feature that was discussed on this post. All bids will be considered.