Monthly Archives: January 2013

PicScout “Fingerprinting”

In all the discussion regarding the current Getty Images/Google Apps situation, a subsidiary of Getty Images, PicScout and their ImageIRC program has come up several times.  People are wondering whether this has anything to do with the Google licensing scheme, that PicScout is, in some way, protecting our IP by their “fingerprinting” of images, or that Getty is going to use the ImageIRC program as some way to go after people who use content outside of the Apps program, which, […]

The Getty / Google Drive Situation

Well, Happy 2013.  The new year brings with it a situation that has iStockphoto contributors concerned, and actually this affects not just us, but stock contributors across the spectrum, including “traditional” shooters.

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