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Articles from July 2000

Corbis Contact Analysis

By Jim Pickerell | 4139 Words | Posted 7/14/2000 | Comments
The new Corbis contract has been released. The good news is that royalty percentages are up for photographers, no dispute over photographer copyright ownership, no future catalog fees, options for image-excluive and image non-exclusive contracts, monthly payments and more. Also still a few problem areas of concern. Details of interest to photographers and other agencies.

Direct Stock E-Commerce Offering

By Jim Pickerell | 299 Words | Posted 7/12/2000 | Comments
Direct Stock has secured a seven figure venture capital investment from Stonehenge Capital Corporation to reshape directstock.com into an operation that can compete with Getty and Corbis for on-line sales.

July 2000 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 5320 Words | Posted 7/10/2000 | Comments
Stories this month include: Stone Photographer Income Growth, Photographers Win On Copyright At Corbis, Outstanding 1st Quarter At Getty, Online Use, Getty/Geographic Deal, Freelances Sue Boston Globe, New Business Week Contract and Rates and other short items.

Corbis Photographers Win On Copyright

By Jim Pickerell | 2393 Words | Posted 7/3/2000 | Comments
Corbis is listening to photographers and has made changnes in their position on copyright registration. The new clause that will be part of their New Standard Contract is included in this article.

New Developments in Filmmaking

By Jim Pickerell | 806 Words | Posted 7/3/2000 | Comments
Corbis has announced a new division - Corbis Documentaries - that will operate as a production company and develop innovative documentaries for television, theatres, and the Internet. On another front there is a resurgence in demand for short six minute films to be used on the net. Hollywood moguls are backing student projects.

Random Thoughts 20

By Jim Pickerell | 1135 Words | Posted 7/3/2000 | Comments
Short news items include: eMotion Secures $34 Million, Update on Boston Globe Freelancer Suit, Patrick Donohue Joins Corbis, Getty Acquires IPL in Australia, Art Resources Represents French Museums and Speeding Request to Photographers at The Image Works.

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This stock photography news site focuses on the business side of photography with a special emphasis on stock photography. Our goal is to help photographers maximize their earnings based on the quality of their work and the commitment they are prepared to make to the trade. The information provided will be applicable to part-timers as well as full time professional photographers. We’ll leave it to others to teach photographers how to take better pictures.

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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