News agency seeks to cash in on celeb Twitter pics

Showbiz news agency WENN is to start charging publishers for using pictures posted by celebrities on

Showbiz news agency WENN is to start charging publishers for using pictures posted by celebrities on social media website Twitter.

WENN has signed a deal with social media firm Plixi, formerly called TweetPhoto, which is one of the largest online services used to post photographs on Twitter.

Those who post photographs on Plixi retain copyright of their images while signing over the commercial rights to sell on their pictures to publishers.

 

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