Getty images have decided to release a whole load of their images for free if you embed them.
Where to find them: http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Creative/Frontdoor/embed (Contains instructions on how to use the embed codes.)
Why is this important?
Getty specifically says that blogs that use Google Ads to make money are not considered ‘commercial’. By extension a writer’s blog that advertises their books in the side bar should not be considered commercial either. However, if you use an image in a book cover or to create an ad for your work, that would be require a licence.
But we can just get the images of Google images by right clicking and saving the image, I hear you cry, so why bother with this embed nonsense? Because the photographer has a right to be acknowledged for their work. It’s a moral thing as well as a financial thing (not to mention a legal thing!). By embedding, you allow the photographer (and Getty) to track where their images are being used without anyone’s copyright being infringed.
So, in the spirit of sharing lovely things…
Here’s David Tennant
And Matthew McConaughey
And an Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion double whammy!
Hooray for the internet.