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March 19, 2007 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Getty Images Scoop(t)s Up Aggregator of User-Generated Content

Getty Images, Inc. has announced its acquisition of Scoopt, a source for user-generated editorial content. Scoopt is an aggregator and distributor of photographs and videos captured by eyewitnesses who have an accidental front-row seat to headline-making moments. In the coming months, Scoopt news, sports, and entertainment imagery that meets Getty Images' editorial-quality standards will be released exclusively at Additionally, Getty Images will invest in technology upgrades and other enhancements to Scoopt to make the site more accessible to customers and to better position it for future growth.

Citizen photographers who submit imagery to Scoopt retain copyright while granting the agency a 12-month exclusive license that authorizes relicense to one or more publishers. Contributors benefit from increased visibility and a network of media contacts, earning a significant percentage of the value for each license issued. Both Getty Images and Scoopt encourage contributors to be respectful and to follow a code of ethics for image capture. You can find submission guidelines and additional details about Scoopt's photographer community at

Getty Images plans to fully integrate Scoopt into its organization, harnessing the team's knowledge of user-generated editorial content. The Scoopt team will continue to operate out of the site's base in Glasgow, Scotland. Existing relationships with Scoopt partners and affiliates will remain in place until further notice.

Source: Getty Images, Inc.

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