Getty Launches “touch and pay” Licensing Services

This is very interesting, and scary.

Getty Images, the worldwide behemoth, “announced on Monday a deal with SparkRebel … in which images that users post to the site are recognized and their owners compensated for the use. The arrangement uses ImageIRC technology … a combination of an online image rights registry and image recognition technology based on fingerprinting.”

Appropriation artists beware. It’s coming.

Via Copyright and Technology.

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