pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: Google doesn't pay for artists' work?  (Read 3674 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

PaulieWalnuts

  • We Have Exciting News For You
« on: June 23, 2009, 05:44 »
0
Interesting that Google made $1.42 in profits last quarter but they refuse to pay for artwork for their products.

Seems like it's okay for them to give everybody's else stuff away for free but not their advertising and other products.

I think I'll try some other search engines.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/15/business/media/15illo.html?_r=1

EDIT: Whoops. That's $1.42 Billion in profits.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 19:59 by PaulieWalnuts »


« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 05:53 »
0
Google made $1.42 in profits last quarter

I made more! :D

« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 06:33 »
0
They could have just made it a "competition" and gave away a couple of drawing tablets and they would have been swamped with submissions.

Ringing people up to give their work away for free is abit over the top for me.

bittersweet

« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 08:44 »
0
Quote
While some online publications, like Salon and Slate, hire illustrators, many rely on free or cheap stock illustrations, so illustrators are on tenterhooks about making a living online.

The fact that print publications are shrinking or folding also troubles illustrators.

Theres a lot of concern that newspapers and all of print is becoming a bit of an endangered species, said Brian Stauffer, an illustrator based in Miami whose work has appeared in publications including Rolling Stone, Esquire and Entertainment Weekly, and who also rejected Googles offer. When a company like Google comes out very publicly and expects that the market would just give them free artwork, it sets a very dangerous precedent.

Google, though rebuffed by more than a dozen illustrators, said in its statement that it had plenty of takers.

We dont feel comfortable releasing the names of artists who are participating in the project before it launches, stated the company, which also declined to give a date when artwork from the program would appear on Google Chrome. However, we are currently working with dozens of artists who are excited about the opportunity to be involved in this project.


Any takers that they rounded up some microstockers?  :)

« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 19:22 »
0

Interesting that Google made $1.42 in profits last quarter but they refuse to pay for artwork for their products.

Seems like it's okay for them to give everybody's else stuff away for free but not their advertising and other products.

I think I'll try some other search engines.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/15/business/media/15illo.html?_r=1




I'm beginning to feel the same way.  I read about a year or two ago that yahoo has never paid for a images either adn do pretty much the same thing.  like the companies scouring flickr etc etc. 

my wife is teacher, they always carry on about students copying buy they are worst industry I've seen (not that I've seen a lot) for copying stuff. this looks good straight on the photocopier.  complain kids get info from internet but tell them to go to google images and flickr :)

« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 19:22 »
0
Google made $1.42 in profits last quarter

I made more! :D

ROFLAMO

PaulieWalnuts

  • We Have Exciting News For You
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 20:00 »
0
Google made $1.42 in profits last quarter

I made more! :D

LOL. Yeah I corrected it.


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
1560 Views
Last post November 15, 2009, 08:14
by PaulieWalnuts
1 Replies
4890 Views
Last post May 04, 2010, 07:01
by crazychristina
15 Replies
10127 Views
Last post September 04, 2011, 16:25
by velocicarpo
5 Replies
3081 Views
Last post October 10, 2012, 10:43
by RacePhoto
68 Replies
21468 Views
Last post January 20, 2013, 12:55
by JPSDK

Sponsors

Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors

3100 Posing Cards Bundle