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[edited by: ergophobe at 5:32 pm (utc) on Mar 6, 2014]
Photo giant Getty Images has announced it will allow 35 million of its images to be embedded on non-commercial sites such as blogs, message boards and social networks.
It's via a new Embed tool, similar to Twitter or YouTube's iframe HTML, which allows the image to be pasted onto a web page, and allows Getty to track usage.
Getty retains the copyright – although most of it is other people's stuff – and host the image, but only at the size and resolution Getty permits. The terms and conditions of use state that the image can't be used for commercial purposes, promotions, or political or defamatory uses.
That doesn't rule out Getty itself commercialising the images, of course, as it will be able to inject advertisements into the player. So one day it might look similar to Facebook today, and use the internet's scale to monetise other people's creativity.
Com'on guys and gals! This "getty embed" is about the ADS!
Getty have amazing bots that scour the web looking for their unlicensed images and have been sending infringement notices for years, they probably make millions of dollars a year doing this. Opening up the library will probably net them many more $$$
Haha, I was just coming to post the same thing.
I just talked to chat because I could not find the embed icon.
She was very strict about popular news articles and quizzed me hard about usage.
When I explained it was for my local search forum and I do lots of stories about Google. She jumped on me and said Google is commercial you need to buy a license.
I explained that even though I work WITH Google, I don't work FOR Google and am not selling Google products. It's more of a support forum for Google Local users.
She jumped all over that and said - no images can only be used for popular news stories and current events.
Then she came right out and said if you crop images or use any way we don't agree with we will sue you!
I almost saved the chat log to post here, but got ticked and closed it.
That 1st page makes it sound like it's wide open, so lots are going to get suckered that don't go to the next page and read the fine print!
It seems like a fair enough quid pro quo to me. If your use qualifies as an "editorial use," you have access to photos that otherwise wouldn't be available without stealing. (And if you're dumb enough to use the embedded viewer in ways that are forbidden by the terms of service, you shouldn't be surprised ...)
Got to ask. How many chatting on this topic are NEWS or CURRENT event websites? Those are the ones most needy for the Getty giveaway
"...the share of editorial/news images available seems much smaller than the share of traditional stock photos. If you need a purely illustrative photo--something to communicate the idea of 'hotel room' or 'pulled pork sandwich' or whatever--it seems you're more likely to find something. But if you're looking for photos from this morning in Crimea, you're likely to have a harder time."
Also told them to sit and rotate