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Articles from August 1999

Eyewire Aquired by Getty

By Jim Pickerell | 491 Words | Posted 8/12/1999 | Comments
Getty Images, Inc. has announced the acquisition of EyeWire, Inc., one of the largest providers of royalty-free photography, video, audio, typefaces, software and other design resources to creative professionals and business users.

Getty Images Second Quarter

By Jim Pickerell | 709 Words | Posted 8/12/1999 | Comments
Getty Images continued their slow rise in sales during the second quarter of 1999 with gross revenue of $55 million and overall growth in sales for the quarter about 5.3% over sales in the previous quarter.

VCG Acquires Definitive Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 360 Words | Posted 8/12/1999 | Comments
Visual Communications Group (VCG) has announced the acquisition of Seattle based Definitive Stock Inc. in an effort to seriously enter the royalty-free market and to bolster their on-line technology expertise.

Unionizing Photographers

By Jim Pickerell | 607 Words | Posted 8/12/1999 | Comments
Some photographers have misconceptions about labor unions and what they might do to defend the rights of freelance photographers. Kevin Larkin provides a very clear explanation of the advantages and limitations of being allied with a union.

Random Thoughts 11

By Jim Pickerell | 1629 Words | Posted 8/4/1999 | Comments
This series of short news items includes information on Corbis Sales, personnel shifts at VCG, Stock Market begins using Datamark, Tahabi Books labeling policy, Archive's representation of Photo File images, and more.

Digital Millenium Copyright Act

By Jim Pickerell | 1434 Words | Posted 8/4/1999 | Comments
PACA lawyer Nancy Wolff discusses the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and how it is helping to curb Internet copyright infringements. The DMCA can be a valuable tool if the goal is to remove images quickly from offending sites and not seek monetary damages.

Keys To Success in Production Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 1460 Words | Posted 8/4/1999 | Comments
Jon Feingersh lists 23 Keys to Success in production stock shooting. Jon is represented exclusively by The Stock Market and is one of the world's most successful stock photographers. TSM licenses an average of 18 uses to Jon's images every business day.

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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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