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#1 iamlost

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:12 PM

You may have heard that Getty Images, infamous for hardcore copyright infringement demands and pernicious cloaked crawlers in search of same, is making available some 35 million images for sharing via some SM platforms and non-commercial (careful, definitions can bite you) blogs.

Do NOT.

Until you read the T&C carefully from front to back and are certain you understand all ramifications.

And then...do NOT.

Why?
1. the T&C are subject to change without notice and use after change posted is acceptance.
2. the image is free ONLY when embedded via their HTML code (similar to how one embeds a YouTube vid) and so is controlled by Getty not you.
* resizing, a problem.
* load time (third party delivery), a problem.
* can change or remove image at their sole discretion, a problem.
* can collect site info without notice or reimbursement.
* can be used to deliver ads (type unspecified) without notice or reimbursement.
Note: yes, the current agreement specifically allows the last two above.
3. Getty has a nasty track record.

The idea is fascinating in it's scope.
And I bet most bloggers will not read past the initial hoopla hype to the conditions aka fine print. Plus Getty seems to be drawing a pretty strict interpretation of non-commercial - wanna bet some bloggers get sent huge bills for 'commercial' use?
If the take up is widespread then Getty will have built (one image embed at a time) a ginormous ad network (User Generated Ad Network?) not only on blogs but on SM platforms. End run!
Sharing not only images but their accompanying ads. Home run!

With remarketing built in...Grand slam!
Plus the data mining...
Fabulous.

Stupendous.
Horrendous.



#2 bobbb

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:30 PM

Sharing not only images but their accompanying ads. Home run!
With remarketing built in...Grand slam!
Plus the data mining...

Always knew these Getty guys were smart



#3 EGOL

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:14 PM

Thank you for the warning. 

 

Even though I can get free images from a lot of places or low-cost images from several places, I have found that it is better to spend 10x or more on photo props and the salary of a staff member to make our own images.   You can use those free or low cost images if you need eyecandy but if the image needs to be exactly what you are talking about then you are going to have a square peg in a round hole and when smart people are lookin' you are going to lose their respect with the eyecandy.  I still use images from a few trusted sources but cutting way back on them now.


Edited by EGOL, 06 March 2014 - 10:34 PM.


#4 EGOL

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

Just read that lots of the photographers don't like this.

 

http://www.businessw...away-their-work



#5 cre8pc

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for the blog idea iamlost!
 

Free Getty Images Not All What It Seems



#6 glyn

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

How to get a remarketing list!



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