Getty Images has always been one of the best spots to find quality photographs of all kinds of stuff, but they’ve also been very protective of their copyrights. I respect that, and have always refrained from using their images without licensing them — but apparently, there were quite a few other humans out there on the Internets who didn’t. As a result, Getty Images announced this week that they’re giving up trying to enforce their copyrights the old-fashioned way (with nasty lawyer letters) and making millions of their photos free to use on blogs and other sites, simply by embedding the code for an iframe.
So here’s my first embedded Getty photo, from today’s festival of right wing lunacy, CPAC 2014, showing the heinous comb-over of Donald Trump in all its forward-sweeping glory.
Trump’s speech? Oh, it was the usual rambling disconnected mess, starting with a teleprompter joke (the CPAC audience never gets tired of that one), seguing into a call for America to grab Iraq’s oil (I know, right?), and concluding with a strange story about how much the Chinese love him, his buildings, and his ties.
For which he received a standing ovation, of course.