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Articles from April 2002

Getty Images First Quarter Report

By Jim Pickerell | 1359 Words | Posted 4/25/2002 | Comments
Getty has reported 1st quarter revenue of $113.9 million, up 11.8 percent from the previous quarter. They have also supplied new information about the percent of revenue of various segments of their business, the gross margin of each segment, average price per usage, average revenue per sales employee and a geographic breakdown of sales that should be very useful to others in the industry.

Random Thoughts 47

By Jim Pickerell | 988 Words | Posted 4/25/2002 | Comments
This article contains information on the Settlement of the Zefa Belgium Bankruptcy, BBC Natural History Library Name Change, Art Resources Representing Museum of Modern Art Images, Japan agency AFLO enters U.S. Market, and ImageState's New RF Collection.

Ward Vs. National Geographic

By Jim Pickerell | 2282 Words | Posted 4/25/2002 | Comments
The saga of the National Geographic CD-ROM's continues. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Geographic made infringing use of images in 1997, but still no settlement for damages. Fred Ward had 850 images and texts for 12 articles used over three decades. Now he has filed a Request for Summary Judgement. His case, as outlined in court documents, reveals many interesting details about Geographic.

Restructuring At ImageState

By Jim Pickerell | 491 Words | Posted 4/15/2002 | Comments
ImageState has gone through a major restructuring of its business. Sheldon Marshall says they had ''geared up the business anticipating a much bigger business than it is (and found) it necessary to downsize to meet the level of existing business that we have.''

The Exclusive Dilemma

By Jim Pickerell | 2300 Words | Posted 4/15/2002 | Comments
Agents, do you need to expand your supply of images? Don't drive photographers away with terms they can't afford to accept. Read this story and consider how important ''exclusive rights'' really are and whether you need to have exclusive rights to all the images you represent.

Getty Sales Up

By Jim Pickerell | 731 Words | Posted 4/8/2002 | Comments
Getty Images has announced significantly higher than expected 1st Quarter revenues of $113.5 million. This was up from $102 million for the 4th Quarter and exceeded Getty's 1st Quarter estimate of between $103 and $106 million.

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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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