Reuters on Monday launched a new photo and video e-commerce site, Reuters Access
, in a revenue bid that follows the likes of The Associated Press and Getty Images.
"While our large publishing customers across the globe will continue to enjoy enterprise-level access to our content coupled with unmatched client support and service, now smaller businesses can get Reuters award-winning photography and video via an easy to use, elegant, and self-service e-commerce solution," said Jason Fox, Reuters global head, product, technology and program management, in a news release.
The site is aimed at small and mid-sized customers, including bloggers and nonprofits. Fox explained by email that the images can be used for "editorial purposes only, such as news reporting, criticism or commentary on the subject of the photograph or video. Reuters Access photos and videos are not for commercial use, such as promotional, endorsement, advertising, merchandising, advertorials — basically in the promotion or sale of products and services." (more...)