40mn Flickr users can monetise their snaps, thanks to Getty

In short case 2.2 we asked what the biggest threats to niche stock photography sites like Alamy might be? And in short case 4.2 we discussed the success of Flickr. However, we also pointed to the beginnings of an alliance between Flickr and Getty Images. Read here of the way in which the original 2009 deal – affecting just 100,000 pro and semi-pro users of Flickr – is being extended to Flickr’s 40mn users worldwide.

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