Getty Images to Share Photos for Free

Getty Images now allows sharing their images to the internet users, specifically to bloggers, in a legal manner.

The world’s popular image maker announced they are making their 35 million owned photographs through an “embed” code that the  blog post-makers can use.

The move came because of the growing number of copyright infringement concerns at the cyberspace, its  Senior Vice President for Business Development, Content and Marketing Craig Peters told the British Journal of Photography.

Peters added that in the advent of social media and self-publishing platforms committing such infraction by just doing a “right-click” on it.

Meanwhile, Getty Images co-founder and CEO Jonathan Klein said the legal-sharing manner will benefit the users.

“Innovation and disruption are the foundation of Getty Images, and we are excited to open up our vast and growing image collection for easy, legal sharing in a new way that benefits our content contributors and partners, and advances our core mission to enable a more visually-rich world,” Klein said in a statement.

Peters also announced people can share their property-owned image for non-commercial purposes.

However, he added that others will need to get a license first in case they pursue to use one of their photos for commercial exhibition.

He also reiterated that the Getty Images has always been open to the use of the platform to benefit the other content creators.


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