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What is the Legacy Collection? Jonathan Klein explains

Over my past 20 years building Getty Images, I’ve learned that pictures can have an extraordinary effect on you, if you let them. Some, like the heart-wrenching images we see of war, disasters and strife, have the power to move people to act, even when they are halfway around the world.   Others cause us […]

Tap into the mind of a Getty Images Art Director

iStock by Getty Images’ talented art directors act as a creative backbone to develop and curate innovative, high-quality images and videos. Among them: Getty Images Senior Art Director William Bon. Bon is involved with every part of the creative process and has developed his craft over 10 years in the photography industry, creating stunning, thoughtful […]

Getty Images’ new CEO: Content pioneer, savvy businesswoman, lifelong storyteller

“We’re in a world now where imagery is the world language. It’s all about the power of the image, the power of storytelling.”   Dawn Airey has a warm smile, a trustworthy handshake and a presence that puts new acquaintances at ease. The former Senior Vice President of Yahoo!’s EMEA business, Airey is the kind […]

Infographic | 20 years of Getty Images

Getty Images 20 years

Getty Images CEO: How I fell in love with pictures

“A good picture will leave space for thought, will leave space for dialogue and will be a little bit controversial, but will tell you a part of the story … which you might not otherwise get.” – Jonathan Klein, Getty Images Co-founder and CEO

Getty Images files comments with US Copyright Office

Encouraging innovation and evolution in protecting visual works in the digital marketplace.

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 […]

Getty Images Stream: Beautiful imagery has never been easier

Exploring the world through imagery is now only a click away thanks to the desktop launch of the Getty Images Stream application.

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 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.