Randy Taylor owner of Stock Media offers an indepth outline of the factors to consider when keywording images for online search. He points out that keywording is critical because, ''If researchers can't find it, they can't buy it.''
Image State has reported turnover of approximately $4.7 million for the six months ended 31 December 2002. This was down 17% from $5.7 million for the period from 1 July 2001 to 31 December 2001. 36% of revenue was from the U.S.; 18% was from Royalty Free.
Japan is a $200 million market for stock photography, but only a small portion of that goes to non-Japanese photographers. Getty is making a major effort to get a larger share or this market, but they face some difficult hurddles.
Federal Court in Chicago dismissed a motion for summary judgment in the Penny Gentieu case against TSI and Getty Images. Gentieu charged that the actions of TSI violated her copyright, that TSI breached its fiduciary duty, and breached her agency agreement. After reviewing the evidence, the court granted TSI's motion to dismiss the case in its entirety.
On April 24, 2003 a21, Inc. announced that it had signed a Letter of Intent to acquire SuperStock. Earlier in the month the company had also announced a Letter of Intent to acquire Nonstock.
This issue has stories on: Stock Boston Suspending Custom In-House Research, Educational Publishing Statistics, RF Trends, Digital Workflow Strategies, and Seminar for Agencies in London.
This issue contains stories on: Getty Images Q1 Report, Greenberg Wins, Digimark Finds Infringers for Workbookstock, New Marketing Trends Emerge, Is RF In Your Future?, Subjects In Demand, and Klaus Tiedge's Journey Into RF.