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    Holy Smokes!!

    Getty Images has single-handedly redefined the entire photography market with the launch of a new embedding feature that will make more than 35 million images freely available to anyone for non-commercial usage.
    The controversial move is set to draw professional photographers’ ire at a time when the stock photography market is marred by low prices and under attack from new mobile photography players. Yet, Getty Images defends the move, arguing that it’s not strong enough to control how the Internet has developed and, with it, users’ online behaviours.

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      Sketching not only helps you work out good ideas, it helps you get past the bad ones.


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        This is a really bad move. It basically legitimizes Copyright infringement.
        And creates a trap for users who don't know the difference between a commercial website promoting services and a website that is just a social media outlet blog. We won't get into the blur between the two.

        Also what doesn't seem to be addressed is they're allowing use of "entertainment" images opens up a whole pit of abuse of Rights of Publicity.

        It all sounds like live linking too.
        Hope they have the bandwidth.

        I can just hear clients now, "but Getty said...."
        I cannot get out of this business fast enough.


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          What a mess.
          It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh


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            Yay more places for clients to find me "free" images....
            Design is not decoration.


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              *sigh* Yeap. I think Keming nailed it. In the meantime- I'm going to continue to torture my fellow cubicle dwellers to volunteer for photos.


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                Cue another round of educating clients on the difference between commercial and non-commercial use. And yes, we're a non-profit but it's still commercial use. <sigh>
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