Getty to allow watermark free embedding


Smeggypants

Link Posted 07/03/2014 - 04:59
Getty to allow watermark free embedding on the net for non-commerical use

Good for them. I really dislike watermarks on images.



http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/03/06/getty-to-allow-embedding-for-non-commercial-use-of-images?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_6
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aliengrove

Link Posted 07/03/2014 - 05:21
When I first read about this, I wasn't too happy, having quite a lot of images licensed to them. But I guess it probably won't make any difference to how much I earn from them. At least the photographer gets a credit on the picture.

The strange thing, though, is Getty's definition of commercial use, which actually allows the embedding of images on commercial sites, as dpreview pointed out (and demonstrated) in that article.
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 07/03/2014 - 08:50
aliengrove wrote:
When I first read about this, I wasn't too happy, having quite a lot of images licensed to them. But I guess it probably won't make any difference to how much I earn from them. At least the photographer gets a credit on the picture.

The strange thing, though, is Getty's definition of commercial use, which actually allows the embedding of images on commercial sites, as dpreview pointed out (and demonstrated) in that article.

Someone embedding an image on a forum/social media site isn't taking away the photographer's revenue. In fact it's giving the photographer some exposure that might no have happened under a more rigid system.

Look at the youtube situation. You can view and even download pretty much all songs released ever for free. Record companies even post current releases for people to view for free on youtube. This might sound daft commercially, but in fact by publicising the works in this way it increases the possibility of selling the works to areas where there is a revenue stream.

The Bansky model of art distribution has worked the best. Because he distributed his art with no padlocks and on the street, even allowing for them to be "acquired" by anyone, he has developed a culture of accessibility. This coupled with his anonymity stance has enabled his stuff to take on a rather large monetary value.

I'm actually in possession of three original Banksy pieces myself. I rescued them from a site that was going to be demolished. I couldn't care less how much money they are worth. I rescued them because I love his artwork and didn't want them to be crushed to a pulp by a wrecking ball.

The point is that by being more free with the distribution of your images you'll probably get more revenue from the places that do generate revenue than you will from being restrictive with the images.
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DanielH

Link Posted 07/03/2014 - 11:31
And Smeggy I suppose you'd never consider selling them??? Are they in fact yours to acquire? Maybe the artist wouldnt have minded them being destroyed? Dangerous questions I know (btw no judgement call on my part just wondering what you think)

cabstar

Link Posted 07/03/2014 - 12:13
Actually the YouTube thing is wrong, the major labels got together to form vevo and get all their videos removed from YouTube.
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