Category Images

Flickr’s Wall Art Program Exposes Weaknesses in Licensing Automation

The Creative Commons program’s lack of support for commercial licensing options is starting to matter… again.

Getty Images Competes with Free (and Easy)

Getty Images gives up direct revenue from bloggers in favor of big data for analytics.

In Copyright Law, 200 Is a Magic Number

What makes a work of visual art special? The fact that there can’t be more than 200 copies of it.

Apple and Disney: A Copyright Conundrum

Last week I was at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey.  A law student struck up a conversation with me, and once he discovered that I was there to give a guest lecture in Prof. Michael Carrier‘s intellectual property class, he showed me something that had us both scratching our heads.  It was a decal […]

Getty Images Reaches Image License Deal with Pinterest

Getty Images extracts license fees for commercial images that Pinterest’s users post to the site. In return, Pinterest gets image metadata.

Digimarc Acquires Attributor

Another sign of the growing importance of monitoring the Internet for copyright infringement.

Getty Images Launches Automated Rights Licensing for Photo Sharing Services

Getty Images PicScout makes it easy for social image-sharing sites to do the right thing on copyright. So how many such sites will want to do the right thing?