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Microsoft Dumps Widget Sued for 'Massive Infringement'

Company yanks Bing photo-collecting tool

(Newser) - A photo widget on Microsoft's Bing service has led to a lawsuit claiming "massive infringement" on copyright. Microsoft has removed the offending tool, which allowed users to post photos and slideshows onto their websites, Sky News reports. The images, collected via Bing, came from all over the Internet—... More »

Getty: Here Are 35M Free Photos

Firm opens up big chunk of library to social media

(Newser) - Getty Images—acknowledging that people are stealing its photos all the time anyway—has decided to make 35 million images from its vast photo library available free of charge. Bloggers and social media users will be able to use the images with Getty's new embed tool , which links back... More »

Chris Hondros: A Slain Photog's Final Images

Getty photographer had been assaulted twice while in Libya

(Newser) - Chris Hondros, the Getty photographer killed in fighting in Misrata yesterday, had a love of chess, opera, and martinis, and he "wanted to show the world what was going on," a fellow photographer tells the New York Times. "He was willing to take the personal risk and... More »

Libya Frees 3 More Journalists

Reporter and photographers were detained Saturday

(Newser) - The Libyan government today released three journalists captured last week near a key eastern city that has been a daily battleground between Moammar Gadhafi's forces and Libyan rebels, according to the AFP. Reporter Dave Clark and photographer Roberto Schmidt, both of whom work for AFP, and Joe Raedle, a Getty... More »

Amateur Photogs Hit the Big Time Online

(Newser) - Online image libraries combined with widely available pro-quality photographic equipment are creating a new—and potentially lucrative—outlet for amateur shutterbugs, USA Today reports. Stock photo behemoth Getty Images officially joins forces with Flickr today, but the screening process is tough: From Flickr’s online library of 3 billion... More »

Obama Backer Sees Red Over Role in Clinton Phone Ad

Teen shocked to see herself in Hillary spot

(Newser) - A teenager who supports Barack Obama was stunned to see herself in the controversial "red phone" advertisement for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The spot that helped give Hillary a boost before the last primaries uses stock footage of a sleeping child that the teen made as an extra years... More »

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