RM Alive And Well At Alamy

Posted on 11/25/2019 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (1)

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the Death Of Rights Managed Licensing, but Alamy reports that it is alive and well at Alamy.  They say, “There’s been lots of discussion in recent weeks about the future of Rights-Managed licensing. Alamy has no plans to discontinue offering RM images and will continue to offer photographers a choice to license their photos as Rights-Managed or Royalty-Free."

For information on license types please click here. Alamy is celebrating its 20th anniversary.  When James West and Mike Fischer first started Alamy, they had the ambitious mission of building the world’s most diverse stock photo library while wanting to pay contributors fairly. A mission that aimed to satisfy two vastly eclectic parties with a single stroke. The astonishing thing is, that philosophy hasn’t changed even a little bit.

Go to this link to see an infographic that highlights the milestones of Alamy’s first two decades.



When Getty’s gone Alamy will be the worlds largest distributor of Right Managed images. Customers who need RM content are likely to end up there. RM image creators who don’t already have their work with Alamy may want to consider this option for the future.


Copyright © 2019 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Comments

  • Sabine Pallaske Posted Dec 5, 2019
    dear Jim,
    usually your paid full text versions are informative, well researched and neutral.
    That article about Alamy is pure advertising. Alamy is doesn't take second place to Getty Images when it comes to low-cost contracts with major customers, flat rates, and ultimately small fees for photographers, RM or not. That full text wasn't worth the two credits. sorry - I'm used to better things from you.
    Best regards, Sabine


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