Photobusiness news and forum has published an article about Getty Images sharing revenues with celebrities when a ‘paparazzi’ shot is made of them. Here’s the introduction and link.
It seems that Getty Images may be playing fast and loose with the ethics of photojournalism these days. Getty is sharing in the sales of images of certain celebrities with the celebrities themselves, for example, in a little-known maneuver where they just happen to be in the right place at the right tim to catch a celebrity doing something, paparazzi style. They are, unfortunately, doing this on the down-low, and thats where the ethical problem comes in.