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Getty Acquires Digital Vision


Getty Images has acquired London-based Digital Vision, a royalty-free photography business, for $165 million in cash. The majority of Digital Vision's current image collection already is available at gettyimages.com through Getty Images' Image Partner program. The company expects to increase investment in Digital Vision content to broaden the collection in terms of number of images, depth and geography.

Getty also announced a one-year partnership with PicScout, a provider of infringement detection software. The agreement allows Getty to use PicScout's Image Tracker Service on all of its 450,000 rights-managed images, including those that already have been licensed. PicScout will send reports of online infringements to Getty, and Getty will try to convert the infringers into paying customers.

More information is available at gettyimages.com.