Getty Frees 35 Million Images

    US Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) his wife Jacqueline pose with their son John in the 1960s. In the general election 08 November 1960 JFK beat Republican nominee Nixon in a very close race and at the age of forty-three, he was the youngest man elected President. JFK, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), was assassinated in Dallas, Tx, 22 November 1963, while on a political trip through Texas. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Getty Images is throwing in the towel. Unable to police the use of millions of its images online, the world’s largest photography service is making 35 million of its professional photos available for free. The images will be made available through an embed tool that's similar to YouTube—which may allow it to service advertisements at a later point. Famous images, including those of JFK, or sporting events, or Marilyn Monroe, will now be available for non-commercial use. "Our content was everywhere already," admitted Craig Peters, the company’s development executive.

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