John’s Blog article on Google Images Search and what the Getty Images’ complaint at the European Commission

Jim Pickerell wrote an article on whether stopping images scraping would solve photographers’ problems. He recommended that photographers do a Google search for some of their best selling images. “If those images are never shown as part of the search returns” concludes Jim, “it may be a good indication that images in the Getty collection are being blocked in Google searches.” Jim was suggesting that Google would be blocking images in retaliation to Getty Images’ complaint … Here is John Balean’s answer to this.

£1 million secured investment for growth has set Pixelrights on strong and steady path.

Licensing their NEW image technology to major players from image libraries to digital asset management companies such as Sodatech, Capture, MEMAT, Xpertise and Image Protect, who are now integrating the technology into their platforms and extending it to their clients. They have also expanded their in-house team to 17, moved to Farringdon, and set up offices for their technology development in Poland.



Special discount for CEPIC members at the ART + Fair

Animals in Mythologyfrom Werner Forman Archive

A user of the archive says, “What an enormous task is the documentation of Werner Forman’s photographs. It has become a really important document of the world’s culture” Herman van der Made, Collector, the Netherlands.

Science Photo Library and StockFood announce strategic partnership

StockFood GmbH, one of Germany’s leading photo agencies, and Science Photo Library (SPL), the world’s leading source of science and medicine content, announce today a strategic partnership aimed to deliver SPL’s stunning collection of scientific imagery to the German market.