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« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2014, 07:36 »
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ShadySue

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« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2014, 07:50 »
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Vastly different?  They are free to share, what's misleading?
You were arguing in the other thread there are several degrees of free. What changed? According to you free isnt always free, so there is room for misleading people, in your logic. Of course now that argument doesnt help you defending Getty, so you change your tune.
If I remember correctly what I was saying before was in relation to 'free images' this is 'free to share', what I think I said was that 'free images' can have more than one meaning and possibly be confusing (although in this case it doesn't take much to figure out what it means) but 'free to share' clearly doesn't mean use commercially or in any way you want.

'Free to share' sounds just like that site I found which was inviting people to download my FAA image. They were sharing my image for free. Exactly what I, as an iS exclusive, I'm not allowed to do, even with totally unstocky images.

Is there any legal definition of 'free to share'? In real life, if someone shares something with me, I can do what I like with it, including sell it on.

« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2014, 08:04 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 22:18 by tickstock »

ShadySue

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« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2014, 08:32 »
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Is there any legal definition of 'free to share'?

http://www.gettyimages.com/Corporate/Terms.aspx
Embedded Getty Images Content may not be used: (a) for any commercial purpose (for example, in advertising, promotions or merchandising) or to suggest endorsement or sponsorship; (b) in violation of any stated restriction; (c) in a defamatory, pornographic or otherwise unlawful manner; or (d) outside of the context of the Embedded Viewer.


Right, but as you yourself pointed out, you need to go to another page to see that.
Anyway, the forbidding of endorsement or sponsorship is also a condition of iStock purchase, but it's done regularly.

« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2014, 08:53 »
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Vastly different?  They are free to share, what's misleading?
You were arguing in the other thread there are several degrees of free. What changed? According to you free isnt always free, so there is room for misleading people, in your logic. Of course now that argument doesnt help you defending Getty, so you change your tune.
If I remember correctly what I was saying before was in relation to 'free images' this is 'free to share', what I think I said was that 'free images' can have more than one meaning and possibly be confusing (although in this case it doesn't take much to figure out what it means) but 'free to share' clearly doesn't mean use commercially or in any way you want.

Whichever way, if somebody is announcing any images "free to share", is inviting troubles.

lisafx

« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2014, 23:11 »
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Back to the original topic - Bravo to the LPB!  Wish there was still a trade association in the US with the stones to do the same.

LPB is not a trade association. It's a trade union. It's the National Union of Journalists. Like any union it is political and factional. I wonder how many people unanimously voted for this motion at the branch meeting.


Tom(ay)to Tom(ah)to. 

A semantic argument that doesn't in any way lessen my admiration for their stance. 


 

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