Articles tagged "licensing"

Google Images launches 'Licensable' badge, making it easier for users to identify creators and license images

Google, in collaboration with Shutterstock, has announced the launch of the 'Licensable' badge on qualifying images in Google Images search results. The new badge will provide Google Images users quick access to creator and licensing information and then provide a link to the appropriate websites to license selected images.

Google Images will soon show more detailed licensing information on individual images

Google plans to make it easier for those using Google Images to access licencing information - and for photographers to get paid for their work - with a new display feature this summer

Getty Images is phasing out rights-managed 'creative images' in favor of royalty free content

Getty has announced it's phasing out rights-managed licensing for creative images in favor of royalty-free licensing due to 'the changing needs of our [image buyers].'

Getty Images sued over 'deceptive' licensing public domain images

Digital marketing company CixxFive Concepts has filed a class action lawsuit against Getty Images over its allegedly 'deceptive' licensing of public domain images.

AgfaPhoto brand makes a comeback with budget cameras and digital albums

French company GT Company has licensed the AgfaPhoto brand and launched a range of new budget products.

ImageBrief is shutting down, users have one week to save their images

On-demand photo licensing service ImageBrief is shutting down after six years of trying to compete in the same industry as giants like Getty and Shutterstock. The news was announced in an email to users sent out earlier this week.

500px acquired by Chinese licensing giant Visual China Group

Visual China Group (VCG)—the world's third largest image licensing company and the so-called 'Getty Images of China'—has acquired photo sharing community and licensing marketplace 500px.

Google strikes deal with Getty, will remove direct image links from search

The deal was struck in response to a 2016 lawsuit by Getty, which accused Google of "promoting piracy" by linking high-resolution images in its Image Search. This development should help cut down on what Getty calls "accidental pirates."