Microsoft and Getty Images have formed a new partnership that will allow Microsoft to use the catalog of photos from Getty in its products and services such as Bing and Cortana. The multi-year agreement is a nice conclusion to an image copyright issue that caused Getty to file a lawsuit against Microsoft in September 2014.
Getty launched the legal action after Microsoft released its Bing Image Widget, which allowed websites to place a panel on their pages that showed images found by Bing. Getty said that tool could bring up images that are owned by the company, in violation of their copyright. Microsoft removed the Bing Image Widget just a few days later.
Now it seems everything is cool between Microsoft and Getty, if the official press release is any indication:
Specific financial terms of the new partnership were not disclosed.
Source: Getty Images
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