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Getty Images Offers Millions of Photos for Free Embedding

Getty Images Offers Millions of Photos for Free Embedding

getty-images-logoLast week, Getty Images announced that it was making some 40 million of its photos available for free embedding online. According to Getty, the only catches arer that the photo has to be for a non-commercial use and that it has to use the provided embed code, which keeps the image on the gettyimages.com domain.

The move, however, seemed odd to many. Getty has a long history of being strong copyright enforcers. Their product, stock photography for commercial uses, is widely considered to be very expensive when compared to other microstock sites. More importantly, they’ve been very aggressive with copyright enforcement over the years, launching a massive copyright campaign targeting businesses that used their photos without licensing them.

Getty also purchased the image tracking company PicScout in order to help it better track its images online.

However, in recent years Getty has taken a turn away from that. It updated its watermark to provide better image information, signed a deal with Pinterest and seems to have toned down at least some of the heavy-handed copyright tactics.

Despite the recent changes, the new embed tool still marks the first time that Getty has offered its images for use, under a clear license, for free. But is the license and the tool any good? I decided to dig deeper and find out.Continue Reading

The Limitation of Pinterest Analytics

The Limitation of Pinterest Analytics

Pinterest’s new analytics feature is being heralded by Internet marketers, but the service has a tremendous blind spot it can’t easily address.Continue Reading

The Real Fail Behind Instagram’s TOS

The Real Fail Behind Instagram’s TOS

Instagram’s new TOS has been the subject of a lot of controversy, but is it as bad as it seems and is it really the problem? Continue Reading

Getty Images Changes Watermark, Tries to Change Image

Getty Images Changes Watermark, Tries to Change Image

Getty Images, the world’s largest stock photo company, recently changed their famous watermark. Was it a move for the better?Continue Reading

Picuous: A Different Kind of Image Sharing Service

Picuous: A Different Kind of Image Sharing Service

A new photo sharing service named Picuous hopes to make photo sharing easier and more secure, but does it hold up?Continue Reading

3 Count: Twit This

3 Count: Twit This

The latest on the AFP “Twitter” lawsuit, the porn industry targeting more file sharers and Public Domain Day.Continue Reading

Breaking News: Lara Jade Coton Awarded $130,000 in Damages

Breaking News: Lara Jade Coton Awarded $130,000 in Damages

Photographer Lara Jade Coton, after a three-year legal battle, has been awarded $130,000 in damages from a pornography company that used her image.Continue Reading

Groupon-Offering Photog Causes Plagiarism Stir

Groupon-Offering Photog Causes Plagiarism Stir

Dana Dawes’ Groupon debut did not go as planned as she was accused of plagiarism, had her reputation tarnished and her special offer shut down.Continue Reading

Google Image Search Adds Creative Commons

Today Google unveiled its new Creative Commons search for images, but how well does it stack up to the competition?Continue Reading

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