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Selling photos across agencies

July 17, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Getty demands unrevocable distribution rights for iStock

In an email sent out to contributors earlier this week, Getty has announced the next steps in what they call their Unification project, including a major change that might get lost in the series of messages on how the integration of … Continue reading

March 14, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Why image theft is such a big problem

Getty Images’ recent decision to offer free (as in “no money involved”) use of their images for non-commercial use and their rationale behind it cause me to think about the topic of image theft as a problem to photographers. There is obviously a lot of truth in it: We experience every day in the internet that images are being used without much consideration of the original source and their copyright status. Continue reading