Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Licensing News Photos Is Expensive"

Stephen Colbert suggests that a cost-saving effort on his show would be to reduce image licensing, saying "licensing news photos is expensive", and suggests that childs' play would better illustrate some of his stories.



Seems like maybe a few microstockers in Pelosi's San Francisco district should be shooting some stock this week and cutting a deal with Colbert, no?

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish iStock would support editorial photos. That would obviously help with the cost. It would also destroy the business model of iStock's owner, Getty Images.

Anonymous said...

That is so American... share, but only with our guys. The world is limited to them only. If only the rest of the world would do the same to them!

Anonymous said...

The public views us a punchline in this joke because some of us just can't deal with the professional part of the profession.

Maybe the solution to this problem is to become a "semi-professional" host of a television show and price Colbert out of his market; that'll teach him......

virginia corporate photographer said...

The good news is the general public got another reminder that licensing/use for photographic image costs money.

I say "THANK GAWD!"

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the video was awesome....too bad Hulu doesn't work outside the US and actively blocks anonymous access to the videos (as it fins them...what works today might not work tomorrow)

Anywhere else this video is available?...oh...here
http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/full-episodes/index.jhtml?episodeId=240118

Ene said...

The link at commedycentral doesn't work here (Brazil) as well.
Too bad.

Mark Yager said...

Hulu doesn't work here in Canada, either. Oh what? There's a world outside the US?! Go figure.

Boston Photographer-MWynne said...

Great clip. Short and to the point. Maybe when my son gets a little older he can submit to Colbert.

Anonymous said...

Most if not all of Colbert material uses photos and video for parody and satire in ways that fall pretty squarely in the realm of fair use under US copyright law.

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