Freedom - 6:50 pm on Aug 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
But what if I paid/licensed with istockphoto to use their images?
And accidental use? Huh? Yeah right..sure it was.
The book you wrote above is a little one sided. I paid and leased my images according to their guidelines. Why should I help defend someone that used a "Getty" image "accidentally."
I paid for my usage under my own account (istockphoto) and so should everyone else. I have no sympathy for those that didn't pay to lease the image. It's the same as theft and it's sleazy. The entitlement of some webmasters is sick and disgusting.
I find it hard to justify the rampage you are on when the use of images wasn't done legally.
Paying them to lease an image is called "Covering your ask." - That's what you are supposed to do. It's about time Getty goes after illegal users.
Webmasters that use these images without payment or authorization - NEED TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACT or find a different line of work to get into.
Excuse the harshness for my disagreement but it's time for the internet to grow up and become responsible and more ethical.