Getty’s Free Image Program: New Revenue Model, or a Surrender to Copyright Infringement?

By David Walker

Getty Images lit up the Twittersphere today with an announcement that it was making its archive available free of charge for bloggers and other non-commercial users. Some of the big questions are: What is Getty gaining by making images free to the public? How does Getty’s decision affect not only its own contributors, but all photographers? And are there any hidden costs to non-commercial users who take advantage of Getty’s free images?

Getty said in its announcement, which it made last evening after a midnight embargo on the news was violated, that it was releasing a new embed tool to make …read more

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