Connect - A new category for Getty API sales

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Lobo
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 9:21PM
I've collected the blurb from the February 4th 2013 Newsletter and posted it below so easy reference. You will notice there are a couple of handy links that will provide some background for those of you who are looking to get up to speed. The FAQs below the blurb are in no way exhaustive. So we will make sure to add additional information as it's made available.

Before Connect, exposure for your content was limited to the traffic visiting our sited or those of our distributors only. Now we are able to leverage significantly higher volumes of traffic through our customer’s platforms as well. And this is traffic far less likely to be found on our licensing platforms. It is important to note that we are not shifting the company’s core business models; rather, we are introducing some new models to address new market opportunities and to scale our revenue with customer value creation. These models will allow us to better align and add value to the models of certain customers, and also ensure Getty Images and its contributors are fairly compensated for the resulting value added to their sites.

Connect - A new category for Getty API sales

Last summer, you may remember that Getty Images announced their API product, Connect by Getty Images. We talked about it in the June newsletter. We are at a point now where we are going to begin reporting royalties as the various deals mature. From now on you will see an additional category on the royalty schedule labeled, “Connect.” Since Connect sales are small, they are aggregated and reported on a monthly basis. We are pleased to say that the first royalties we will be reporting include several pay-per-view agreements we have with customers including Yahoo!, For the first time, we are able to pay royalties on revenue that is triggered by views of images that appear on pages with advertising. We know it will take time for these deals to ramp up but we are very encouraged by the opportunities we see to tap new markets and benefit from high traffic platforms seeking visual content to enhance user experience.

You can Learn More about Connect at the Getty Images site.

Connect Program Article

FAQs ++++

I've taken a handful of questions that member Cobalt had provided in the Feb 4 2013 Newsletter discussion. It's a good starting point.

Q: so instead of selling my files, even for subscription prices, getty is now in the business of "renting" my content for even smaller amounts. And the July newsletter says that all content is included. Does this mean that even RM content will be sent out for "pay per view" deals?
We aren't changing models we are leveraging additional models and depending on the deal, different types of content will be included.

Q: And the files will be used in advertising as well, which traditionally would be the market to sell images.
There are more ways to make money that the traditional route of buying and selling images. Social media and changes in technology have opened up different avenues of revenue growth-- we are making it possible for content to be included in new business models that unlock new opportunities than we have never had before.

Q: Ok...please give me more information. What about metadata, artists name next to the image, possibility of back-linking to portfolios?
As this is a GI API deal and not a promotional use there wouldn't be any back linking to portfolios on iStock.

Q: How will this compete with the regular business?
It really doesn’t, the API exposes your images in ways that has not been possible before

Q: What about sensitive use clauses for model released files?
Standard model releases and the ASAs restrict using the content for pornographic, defamatory or unlawful uses. At a minimum, those restrictions will be passed along to customers, as with all of our licenses.

As mentioned above we will be able to provide some additional information as we go. I wanted to cover what we could tonight.

(Edited on 2013-02-05 22:27:26 by Lobo)
CaseyHillPhoto
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:18PM
When can we expect to see Connect royalties show up? Have royalties been accruing since June?
SteveDF
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:32PM

Thanks.  So as I understand the Yahoo implementation GI images show up in Yahoo images searches. If it is a GI image you can click on it to get a better look. That click takes you to a page with the image and an add. It is the click to this page that nets GI (and us) the revenue since the advertiser got his add viewed. It least at some point, the ability to click and go to the Getty site to purchase a license if you want will be available. Sounds good but I have two additional questions:


1) Can the watermark be made bigger and more intrusive? As others have pointed out the existing GI watermark is in the corner and very easy to crop out of a pretty good resolution file, should you download the file from the screen preview.


2) Do we as contributors get the same % as we would normally get for a license? And what $ can we expect for each click? Seems like we should know the scale of the income stream.
asiseeit
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:32PM

"From now on you will see an additional category on the royalty schedule labeled, “Connect.”"


When and where exactly will we see these payments? At the same time as the GI Sales at the end of the month? Thanks for the additional info Lobo.
amygdala_imagery
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:32PM
appreciate the update.  thank you for sharing info as the model evolves.
Lobo
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:34PM

Posted By asiseeit:

"From now on you will see an additional category on the royalty schedule labeled, “Connect.”"


When and where exactly will we see these payments? At the same time as the GI Sales at the end of the month? Thanks for the additional info Lobo.

I believe that would be the case. I can confirm in the morning.
Lobo
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:38PM

Posted By SteveDF:

Thanks.  So as I understand the Yahoo implementation GI images show up in Yahoo images searches. If it is a GI image you can click on it to get a better look. That click takes you to a page with the image and an add. It is the click to this page that nets GI (and us) the revenue since the advertiser got his add viewed. It least at some point, the ability to click and go to the Getty site to purchase a license if you want will be available. Sounds good but I have two additional questions:


1) Can the watermark be made bigger and more intrusive? As others have pointed out the existing GI watermark is in the corner and very easy to crop out of a pretty good resolution file, should you download the file from the screen preview.

I don't believe that will be something we will be able to accommodate. I'll have to get back to you on that.

2) Do we as contributors get the same % as we would normally get for a license? And what $ can we expect for each click? Seems like we should know the scale of the income stream.
At present I'm not entirely sure so I wouldn't want to get it wrong and mislead or confuse folks.

traveler1116
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:40PM

Are all images coming from Getty (Vetta, Agency, E+) or from Thinkstock, Photos.com and iStock also?


 
Lobo
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 10:50PM

Posted By traveler1116:

Are all images coming from Getty (Vetta, Agency, E+) or from Thinkstock, Photos.com and iStock also?


 

As it is a Getty API program the content would be that which is available on Getty. How this would effect iStockers is with the Vetta and TAC content that is mirrored on Getty. In the future it could also include other collections mirrored on Getty. If that isn't correct you can be sure someone will let me know so I can correct that.

I made a quick edit as I think I had a mosh of two sentences making things confusing.

(Edited on 2013-02-05 23:00:43 by Lobo)
shank_ali
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 12:08AM

I might get a small amount of money per month out of this deal but i'm sure Getty has created Connect to maximize exposure for it's shareholders.


Yea that's a cynical view but i believe they have no interest in me as a photographer and will continue to farm my work for profit.
fotoVoyager
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 12:18AM
Surely the exact numbers of the percentages and amounts a copyright holder can expect to get paid for this 'leveraging' of their images is crucial information to be given out before this starts?

What are the percentages and amounts involved?
Lobo
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 12:30AM

Posted By shank_ali:

I might get a small amount of money per month out of this deal but i'm sure Getty has created Connect to maximize exposure for it's shareholders.


Yea that's a cynical view but i believe they have no interest in me as a photographer and will continue to farm my work for profit.

I wouldn't use cynical as a descriptor for your post. If you're not happy you have options. I think responses like this are pointless. People have questions which is why this thread was started. It's not intended to provide you with an opportunity to troll the thread.
Lobo
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 12:36AM

Posted By fotoVoyager:
Surely the exact numbers of the percentages and amounts a copyright holder can expect to get paid for this 'leveraging' of their images is crucial information to be given out before this starts?

What are the percentages and amounts involved?

Contributors are paid their normal Getty Images royalty rate on revenue earned from each type of deal. Furthermore, all Connect Royalties are aggregated monthly and reported as a single amount under the Getty Connect Category.
fotoVoyager
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 12:40AM

Posted By Lobo:

Posted By fotoVoyager:
Surely the exact numbers of the percentages and amounts a copyright holder can expect to get paid for this 'leveraging' of their images is crucial information to be given out before this starts?

What are the percentages and amounts involved?

Contributors are paid their normal Getty Images royalty rate on revenue earned from each type of deal. Furthermore, all Connect Royalties are aggregated monthly and reported as a single amount under the Getty Connect Category.


Got it, thanks.
Whiteway
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 12:47AM
I'm getting a slight whiff of the business 'model' where you find one of your images on an Internet Image Search, click on it, and find yourself directed to a totally irrelevant web site. Is this where we're going?
Lobo
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 12:51AM

Posted By Whiteway:
I'm getting a slight whiff of the business 'model' where you find one of your images on an Internet Image Search, click on it, and find yourself directed to a totally irrelevant web site. Is this where we're going?

I'm not sure what your whiff represents. Could you please be more specific?
whitemay
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 1:56AM
Are the images matched to the ads in any way, or are they entirely random?
anchev
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 2:03AM
I would like to know:

1. What happens if a contributor deactivates and image which has already been "connected", i.e. already placed in ads etc.

2. Why are we not informed about prices at the same time the new deal is introduced, so that we are able to either opt-in or opt-out. Just pointing out that this is GI and not IS is not enough. I have an ASA with iStock and not with GI.

Could you please clarify these.
gipi23
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 2:22AM
'Getty Images will receive a percentage of ad revenue generated from views of our content. We will pay your percentage on that amount according to views of your images specifically (Yahoo! will report on the image level). The amounts individually will be quite small; however, until now we have received nothing for views!'

This is when I get confused a little. Getty will receive a percentage of which we will receive percentage, too. So the deal is done. Any deal done should [usually does] have a set of rules. How is it possible you [we] do not know what is the percentage of the sum going to be?
Sample: A view accounts for some money, say $0.20, so Getty gets, say, 50% = $-0.10, and we get, say, 20% of that = $0.02?
Has the sum of money generated by a view not been confirmed, along with the percentage GI gets and percentage a customer gets from that?

(Edited on 2013-02-06 02:23:36 by gipi23)

(Edited on 2013-02-06 05:53:50 by gipi23)
Whiteway
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 2:33AM
Posted By Lobo:
Posted By Whiteway:
I'm getting a slight whiff of the business 'model' where you find one of your images on an Internet Image Search, click on it, and find yourself directed to a totally irrelevant web site. Is this where we're going?

I'm not sure what your whiff represents. Could you please be more specific?

It represents me not understanding this model fully, but having experience of something that seems, on the surface, similar?
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