- Corbis unit cashes in on dead-celebrity images:
It’s part of a strategy to grow Corbis’ rights representation business, which already is a lucrative one. It was a year ago that Corbis rebranded its rights services division GreenLight. Today, GreenLight does about $50 million in business.
Puget Sound Business Journal.
- Monetizing Digital Content - Innovative Ideas as Media, Entertainment and Technology Transform the Economy:
“Google is the culprit, they’re not interested in engagement,” said Jonathan Klein, CEO of Getty Images. “You come in, and then go out.”
Corante/Rebuilding Media on Digital Hollywood’s Advertising 2.0 conference.
I´ve asked Getty if they could make the presentation of JK publicly available.
[Update June 17th: I learned that JK was "a participant on a panel discussion. He did not give any presentations. The sessions at Ad 2.0 were not tapped, sadly".]
- Weird story: "'British pensioners' on BNP election leaflet are actually Italian models"
Pamphlets being distributed by the far right party to 29 million homes ahead of next month's European and council polls feature testimonies from five "typical Britons", giving their reasons for voting BNP. But far from depicting proud BNP supporters, the images are actually stock photos from online picture libraries that have been used by dozens of websites to promote everything from painkillers to caravans.
Suspecting that the images on a BNP leaflet he scanned into the site were dubious, a blogger ran them through a "reverse image search engine" called TinEye, which traces previous appearances of pictures anywhere on the web.
At least three were for sale for a small fee on the iStockphoto website. The Canadian-based firm did not respond to enquiries about whether its customers were allowed to use images for political purposes.
Telegraph UK (compiled)/Thx, MS.