All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Getty Images’

Getty Images & Microsoft Bury Hatchet, Partner

It appears that Getty Images and Microsoft have buried the hatchet after legal issues last fall, as the two just announced a new partnership, which will see Microsoft taking advantage of Getty’s imagery. The two companies will work together to develop “image-rich, compelling products and services” for Microsoft products like Bing and Cortana, which use Getty’s library of images. Both …

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Getty Launches Photo Viewing, Sharing App Stream

Getty Images announced the launch of a new mobile app called Stream, which lets consumers view and share its photos. This is the company’s first consumer app. Getty seems to be aiming to give users more ways to share its photos, but with more control over how they do so. Earlier this year, Getty launched an embed feature that lets …

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Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool

Getty Images is suing Microsoft over a tool the latter recently launched enabling people to embed slideshows of images from Bing Image Search on their websites. The tool is called the Bing Image Widget, which Microsoft describes in the following manner: Bing Image Widget enhances your web site with the power of Bing Image Search and provides your users with …

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You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free

Getty Images, long known for suing people for using its photos on blogs, has surprised the Internet by making millions of them free to use. The photography giant announced that tens of millions of its photos are now embeddable, which means you can feel free to embed them on your blog. Just make sure you’re using the photos the way …

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Yahoo Partners With Getty Images For Travel Image Results

Yahoo announced a new update to Image Search today, which showcases scenic photos of destinations when you search for locations. When you search for a place or country, Yahoo will show Getty Images from that location. “This partnership allows us to display high-quality photos from award-winning photographers,” says Yahoo Search Product Director Girish Krishnan. You can hover over photo thumbnails …

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Pinterest Hires Former Google Lawyer Michael Yang

If you’ve followed any of Google’s legal woes over the past few years, then you might be familiar with the name Michael Yang. In addition to handling the problem with Chrome’s terms of service — apparently anything you wrote in Chrome became the property of Google — Yang also tackled Buzz’s privacy issues by explaining how the company intended to …

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The Pinterest/Getty Images Battle

Photo-sharing site Pinterest has had its share of legal troubles in the past, mostly because trying to keep up with every single image uploaded on a daily basis–as well as their origin–is a daunting task. Trying to police copyrights on the site is becoming increasingly difficult as user numbers grow every day. As one writer said, it’s like a never-ending …

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Pinterest Could Have Trouble From Getty Images

TechCrunch reports that Jonathan Klein of Getty Images doesn’t have a problem with people using the photos that his company distributes, even if they’re not paying for them. Until… that company starts making money. Klein was at SXSW this year and said, regarding copyright issues and payments: “We’re comfortable with people using our images to build traffic. The point in …

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