jecasc - 9:37 am on Aug 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
Actually Getty Images has a very bad reputation. According to media reports Getty images has in the past demanded compensation for illegal usage from license holders. When the license was presented Getty Images "canceled" the license and offered to credit the refund against the higher compensation for illegal usage. Quite absurd.
Here is the report from german magazine "Der Spiegel":
Here the link with "Google translate":