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Articles from October 1998
Jonathan Klein, CEO of Getty Images gives the Keynote speech at Photo Expo in New York. The agencies Getty represents are expected to have gross sales of approximately $185 million in 1998. Included is the full text of his speech plus response to questions.
FPG has launched a web site, but searches pull up surprisingly few images. See chart comparing FPG, TSI, TSM and PhotoDisc on various keyword searches.
This story looks at the services domestic and foreign stock agencies provide and explains why most photographers will still need stock agency representation even when it is possible to market images directly online.
The long awaited Tony Stone images web site is now on-line at www.tonystone.com. Many photographers are still negotiating with TSI on the new contract and their images are not included on the site.
In a preliminary action AOL was fined $20,050 for failing to provide legitimate information and thwarting the discovery process. The $5 million copyright infringement suit is set to go to trial November 16th.
TrendWatch survey reports on creative activies on the Internet - 98% of graphic designers are involved in web design, only 33% of commercial photographers say business conditions are excellent and 23% say they are poor or much worse than the last six months, etc.
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