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Who owns that picture? Getty Images CEO talks copyright at Yale

“Our business depends on copyright and a respect for intellectual property,” Getty Images Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Klein said recently at Yale School of Management. “The negative is that people on the Web have been habituated into thinking that intellectual property is free. …. [Now] There’s much more of an appreciation for the fact that […]

Copyright infringement: how to resolve a Settlement Demand Letter

If you have received a Settlement Demand Letter from Getty Images, take steps to resolve the matter of copyright infringement.

Copyright essentials | Using imagery

Get the copyright essentials you need to know about how copyright works, who owns a copyright and what copyright protects. Turn to this glossary if you need quick information about copyright.

Copyright | Image licensing checklist

This checklist can help ensure you are using images legally. The case studies show why copyright is so important to protecting creative works.

Copyright in the news

Looking for the latest news stories about copyright? Want to see what’s at issue and who thinks what about copyright matters? Here, Getty Images presents a selection of copyright articles, adds our views and invites comments.

Getty Images CEO says use pictures for free

Getty Images Co-Founder and CEO, Jonathan Klein talks about innovation and the emergence of content with Fox News and Digiday President and Editor In Chief, Brian Morrisey at Web Summit.

Copyright case studies

Many of the case studies at the links below illustrate an important element of copyright and may help guide you in the future. Sometimes, the best way to understand legal concepts like copyright is to see how they function in specific situations.

Protecting your work

Photographs are automatically protected by copyright from the moment they are created. It’s wise to register your copyright and take preventive measures to protect your creations.

Getty Images Embed: easy, legal and free

Discover Embed, a tool from Getty Images which enables users to share images for free, for noncommercial use. This advice will help you determine which images you can use for free and which ones require a paid license.

Copyright and You

Copyright guidelines for images vary depending on how you plan to use them. Learn more about how copyright may apply to you.

What do those copyright and trademark symbols really mean?

You might know what the copyright and trademark symbols are. But what do they mean and when can you use them?

Using images from the web | A guide to “Fair Use”

People commonly repost images to flesh out their text, point out something cool, or serve as a good backdrop to their website. Some even do it as a way to gain popularity online.

Finding images on the Web

Finding images on the Web: A quick internet search will bring up millions of images, many of which might be perfect for your project. Can you just download them and use them for free? We look at the issue of image copyright.