May 21, 2022

Report: Flickr and Getty Partnership ‘Terminated’ as Existing Content Agreement Expires

From PetaPixel:

According to an email forwarded to us by one of our readers, the Getty Images/Flickr partnership that the photo agency and Yahoo!-owned photo sharing service struck up in July of 2008 has officially been terminated.

With nary a whisper of this move coming, we were very surprised when, about an hour ago, we received a tip from one of our readers that included a detailed email from Getty Images to its contributors regarding the end of the Getty/Flickr partnership.


Additional info provided by our tipster includes the fact that royalties will stay the same (RF: 20%, RM: 30%) and that the Flickr collections will simply be renamed ‘Moment’ collections. For example: Moment RF, Moment RM, Moment Open, Moment Select, Moment Vision and Moment Mobile.

Read the Complete Report (Including Full Text of Letter Sent to Participants)

See Also: Getty Images Now Offers Free Embeds of Photos From Their Massive Database, Available For Non-Commercial Use (March 6, 2014)

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