Getty Images has responded to the $1 billion lawsuit filed against it by photographer Carol Highsmith, arguing that she can no longer make copyright claims about the photos because they have been entered into the public domain. Read more
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Getty Images has announced that Getty Images Reportage, launched in 2007 feature powerful journalism and in-depth stories, will stop representing its photographers for editorial assignments as of October. Read more
Getty has issued a statement about the lawsuit it's facing from a photographer who claims that the company charged licensing fees for her public domain photos. Read more
Getty Images is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from a photographer who alleges that the company has been profiting from photos she donated to the Library of Congress. Read more
A peek inside Getty's Rio office reveals plenty of hard work, a bunch of robots, and a whole lot of nice camera bodies and lenses. Read more
Getty has announced the launch of the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group - a new business division 'dedicated to the creation and global distribution' of VR content. Read more
Google makes high resolution photos freely available through its Images search engine, and Getty Images has had enough of it. Read more
Getty Images is set to become the exclusive distributor of content from its rival, Corbis Images, after a deal in which Corbis was sold to a Chinese company that has a partnership with the Getty agency. Unity Glory, an affiliate of media business Visual China Group, has bought the assets and brands of Corbis Images for an undisclosed sum. Getty Images will represent the Corbis content in all territories outside China, as the two companies have worked together for over ten years to share content. Read more
It's hard to believe that PIX 2015 is only a couple of days away. As we get closer to the show, we're highlighting some of our amazing speaking and content partners. In the slideshow above you'll find a preview of some of the iconic photos Getty Images will have on display in our gallery space. Find out more about the Legacy Collection from Getty Images Co-Founder Jonathan Klein. Read more
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In March, stock photography house Getty Images rocked the industry when it announced it would allow people to embed images for free on websites and other electronic uses. Clearly looking to monetize the vast collection of images currently gathering digital dust in its archives, it has launched Photos.com by Getty Images to sell prints directly to customers. Learn more
Getty Images has announced a call for entries for its Getty Grants, a series of photographic grants for editorial and portrait photographers totaling $130,000 (~£77,737). To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its grant program, Getty Images is offering six prizes for editorial photography, three creative grants for non-profits and individual photographers, and one for portrait photographers. Learn more
Getty is back in the news, announcing in an email to contributors that its near 6-year partnership with Flickr has has ended, and will not be renewed. In the letter, Getty stresses the fact that the partnership has been terminated does not affect existing contributors' contracts, and the Flickr Collection will form the the basis of a new 'house collection' on Getty's site called 'Moment'. Click through for more details.
Photo app EyeEm partners with Getty Images to market its users' images.
Getty Images has taken a major step towards addressing unauthorized image use by allowing low resolution embedding of images for no charge, with no watermark, on non-commercial 'blogs and social media'. Admitting that combatting widespread unauthorized image use by the world's Internet users is impractical, Getty is pitching the new embedding service, which is available for more than 35 million photographs as a legal alternative to image theft. Click through to learn more.
Getty Images' scheme for licensing images from the photo sharing site Flickr has added its 500,000th image. The half-millionth image was shot by system engineer and photo hobbyist 'Jiangang Wang' for Tianjin, China, of the Minato Mirai development in Yokohama, Japan. The licensing deal, started in June 2010, allows Flickr members to offer their images for licensing by Getty. If Getty chooses to accept the request, the photographer can choose how to license their images, at rates comparable to Getty's other images libraries.
Photo library and licensing giant Getty Images is to be bought by its founders and investment company The Carlyle Group for $3.3bn. They will buy-out existing private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, which purchased Getty for $2.4bn four years ago. Carlyle, one of the world's largest private equity companies, will gain a controlling share of the company, while co-founders Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein, along with the Getty family, will also increase their stakes in the business.
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