Getty Images Demand Letter Information

** Text and Images Courtesy of Getty Images **

As a leading worldwide provider of digital media, Getty Images is deeply committed to protecting the interests, intellectual property rights and livelihood of the photographers, filmmakers and other artists who entrust Getty Images to license their work. Whenever Getty Images discovers that its contributors’ content has been used without a valid license, Getty Images’ and its outside counsel work to recover fees for those uses in order to ensure that Getty Images’s photographers receive appropriate compensation.

Getty Images License Compliance Info

For a creative company like Getty Images, copyrights and intellectual property rights are fundamental to a thriving creative community. When Getty Images creative content has been used without a valid license, Getty Images and its outside counsel work to recover fees for those uses in order to ensure that Getty Images’s photographers receive appropriate compensation. Getty Images has an entire department, License Compliance, dedicated to this important work. “I have worked with the Getty Images License compliance team for about five years. I can tell you first hand that they are good people. They not only care about what they do, they believe in it.” Quote by Attorney Timothy B. McCormack

Copyrights enable creatives to earn their living by licensing their original works of art.
Getty Images contributors, including photographers, illustrators, filmmakers and musicians,
expect us to defend their intellectual property from unauthorized use.

To learn more about Getty Images, their take on copyright law, community involvement and some heroes please visit: Getty Images Stand on Copyrights, Helping the Community and Heroes

98413133, Juliana Wiklund

Getty Images Supports

Here are some of the ways Getty Images work to earn their continued trust, making a wealth of great content available to the public.

BAPLA and PACA
As members of both BAPLA, the trade association for picture libraries in the UK, and PACA, which fosters and protects the interests of the picture archive community in North America, Getty Images supports efforts to monitor copyright issues that affect our industry.

StockPhotoRights.com
Explore this resource that helps explain the complexities of image licensing.

97534093, Eric Bean/Photodisc

Learn More

Become a Copyright Advocate
Working with the Copyright Alliance and PACA, Getty Images is developing a simple toolkit about the value that copyright creates for individuals and for society, which creatives can share with teachers and students in their local schools. Contact: community@gettyimages.com to learn more.

Copyright 101 (See Below)
A copyright primer with all the fundamentals, including frequently asked questions.

Copyright 102 (See Below)
This short podcast reveals how copyright infringement affects photographers and their work.

______________________________________________

Getty Images Copyright Infringement 101

Download the PDF of Getty Images Copyright 101 or read it online

Copyrights enable creatives to earn their living by licensing their original works of art. Getty Images contributors, including photographers, illustrators, filmmakers and musicians, expect us to defend their intellectual property from unauthorized use.

______________________________________________

Getty Images 102

[jwplayer mediaid=”1599″]
You can read the full video transcript here

______________________________________________

Analysis of the Getty Images 101 circular by Thomas Pickard Photography Blog

______________________________________________

Why are Getty Images Complaining About a Photo I’ve Used?

______________________________________________

Important Information

Pay settlement fees online: If you received a letter from Getty Images directly about a copyright infringement, you can access its secure payment center through this link to resolve the matter.

______________________________________________

McCormack Getty Images Demand Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

If you received a Getty Images demand letter for unauthorized use the world is not going to end. There are many ways to address this issue. Here are many of the most frequently asked questions about what this letter is and how to get the matter resolved simply and easily.

______________________________________________

McCormack Getty Images Demand Press Releases

Timothy B. McCormack the attorney who founded McCormack Intellectual Property PS has worked with Getty Images for over five years to help enforce copyrights to the benefit of both Getty Images and its creative contributors.

** All 3rd Party Trademarks Used With Permission **