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Articles from November 2000

Where Have The News Assignments Gone?

By Jim Pickerell | 941 Words | Posted 11/21/2000 | Comments
News assignments are down. Charles Borst, Executive News Director of Corbis Sygma discusses the causes and explains why he gave a recent TIME assignment to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Fort Lauderdale rather than to a Sygma photographer.

Getty Acquires TIB-UK Office

By Jim Pickerell | 612 Words | Posted 11/21/2000 | Comments
Getty Images acquired all the outstanding shares of Cass & Cass Limited (TIB-UK) in September for $6.3 million in cash and 247,790 shares worth $10.4 million for a total of $17.1 million. Balance sheet figures analyzed.

Protecting The Model's Rights

By Jim Pickerell | 2973 Words | Posted 11/21/2000 | Comments
Automatic selling on-line can put model's rights at risk, and present legal problems for photographers even when they have a model release. This story outlines the problem, discusses FPG and Getty's recent approach and offers an alternative solution.

Supreme Court To Hear Tasini Case

By Jim Pickerell | 621 Words | Posted 11/13/2000 | Comments
The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Tasini copyright infringement case and render a verdict before June 30, 2001. The Court's decision will have a major impact on creator rights in the digital age.

November 2000 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 5359 Words | Posted 11/10/2000 | Comments
This issue has stories on Getty's Slow Growth in the 3rd Quarter, Death of SuperStock Express Pricing, Index Stock Closes Offices, On-line agency updates, updates on Getty and Corbis activities, things to look for when considering on-line options, and more.

Getty Growth Continue in 3rd Quarter

By Jim Pickerell | 1227 Words | Posted 11/8/2000 | Comments
Getty Images, Inc. reported 3rd quarter 2000 revenue of $127 million, up from $123.6 million for the 2nd quarter, or a 2.75% increase for the quarter. In his conference call to investors CEO Jonathan Klein provided some revealing insights to future plans.

View From Australia

By Colin Burke | 1410 Words | Posted 11/8/2000 | Comments
At the PACA International Conference in New York Colin Burke of Stock Photos agency in Australia provided insights to the south-west Pacific market for stock photography, and challenged stock agents in attendance to consider their photographer's interests.

Random Thoughts 25

By Jim Pickerell | 1008 Words | Posted 11/8/2000 | Comments
This story provides information about the closing of Index Stock Imagery offices and staff reductions, Global State's acquisition of WestStock, the departure of TSM's German office manager for Zefa Visual Media and new policies on Sensitive issues at FPG.

Getty Dumps Artville Photographers

By Jim Pickerell | 530 Words | Posted 11/1/2000 | Comments
Getty Images is moving to close down and consolidate brands. In September they announced the closing of Planet Earth Pictures and the photography section of the Artville brand. PictureArts Corporation is moving to handle sales and marketing of the titles formerly handled by Artville.


By Jim Pickerell | 1886 Words | Posted 11/1/2000 | Comments
Less than one month after announced a new on-line service for photographers Ridgley Evers, CEO of Exactly! said the entire company would be closing its doors. This eliminates the accounting software and the buying services Exactly formerly provided as well as the stock photo services.

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Jim Pickerell launched his career as a photographer in 1963. In 1990 he began publishing a regular newsletter on stock photography. In 1995 the information was made available online as well as in print and was gradually expanded to a daily service. Click here for Pickerell's full biography.

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