10 Jul Getty and Flickr
“We intend to launch our Flickr collection in the coming months with tens of thousands of images, with thousands more added to the collection each month.” – Bridget Russell, Getty Images via Thomas Hawk
“Financially for us is not significant, but it’s strategically extremely important.” – Getty co-founder and Chief Executive Jonathan Klein, via SeattlePI.com
“Flickr users, many of whom are amateurs, will be paid in the same manner as professionals if their images are used commercially.” – SeattlePI.com
“The relationship, in the licensing piece, is purely between the photographer “ the Flickr member “ and Getty Images itself.” – Kakul Srivastava, Flickr General Manager, via Daryl Lang’s interview at PDN
“In order to get paid and allow their images to be used, Flickr members must sign a Getty Images contributor contract”. – Cnet
“As much as Getty would like to position this move as an open embrace of the community, it’s not. Instead, it’s a way to lock out competition, and allow them to continue with status quo.” – PhotoShelter blog post ‘How Getty is Killing the Stock Photo Industry‘.
Image Thomas Hawk