At their site www.stockmarketphoto.com, The Stock Market has a weekly survey question that gives some interesting insights into on-line users.
Definitive Stock is launching a new agency in September that will supply both Rights Protected and RF images to the stock photo market. Ellen Boughn joins the team as VP/Managing Director.
In their annual survey 20% of graphic designers prefer to find their images on CD-ROM or on-line. Another 40% prefer to use a combination of print and electronic means to locate stock images.
DreamWorks wants to stop stock agencies from acquiring and reselling publicity materials after an unauthorized frame from ''Private Ryan'' appeared on a Newsweek cover.
Tony Stone Images has revised their agreement with photographers. It gives the photographers 40% of on-line sales rather than the traditional 50%. Other restrictions in the new agreement are causing concern among some photographers.
The question of ''What is a Similar?'' is becomming a serious issue for photographers as stock agencies define it in broader terms. Many photographers are finding it difficult to earn enough from the images they are allowed to license to offset their costs of production.