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Author Topic: sxc.hu is owned by Getty  (Read 3377 times)

Born Lippy

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sxc.hu is owned by Getty
« on: October 16, 2013, 06:08:03 AM »
Hi,

Sorry if I'm a bit late on the up take, but I had no idea that Getty had purchased sxc.hu. 

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The site is a subsidiary of HAAP Media, which was the stock photography division of Dream Interactive.[4] In 2008, HAAP was acquired by the stock photo company Jupiterimages. In February 2009 Jupiterimages was purchased by Getty Images,[5] and the stock photo operations of SXC became a joint venture between Getty and Dream Interactive.[6] In December 2009 the founders decided to sell their remaining interest in the sites[7] and later started a similar service, Stockfresh[8].


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock.xchng

I have been using sxc.hu for a lot of years and have a decent image library on my computer of images that I have downloaded from sxc.hu.

Is is possible that Getty would remove an image from sxc.hu and place it in the main Getty site and claim that I am using it without permission?

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Re: sxc.hu is owned by Getty
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 06:26:08 AM »
entirely possible..and they probably did.
Most questions have already been addressed in the forums, get yourself educated before making decisions.

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Re: sxc.hu is owned by Getty
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 12:10:04 PM »
Sounds like their m.o.  But of course they may have done it across a company re-organization so that they have plausible deniability that they did nothing wrong in cases like yours. ;)

 

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