Getty Images makes 35 million images free in fight against copyright infringement » British Journal of Photography

 

Big photographic story of the day. Back in 1995, I remember reading an article in Wired Magazine about the emerging information economy and its utopian vision, at the time, that all goods and services would eventual be free. Back to the future methinks. Any photographers out there in professional land have an opinion about this development?  Getty Images makes 35 million images free in fight against copyright infringement » British Journal of Photography.

2 comments

    • Sean Hayes

      Getty are smart enough to know they are fighting a loosing battle – it would be prohibitively expensive to chase every copyright infringement. So, if you can’t beat ’em – join ’em. They will generate ‘goodwill’ and traffic to their site etc. Downside being, it just reinforces the prevailing notion that photography is worthless. Bad news for vocational professionals who depend on sales for their livelihoods.

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