Anyone who writes a blog, genealogy or otherwise, will be interested to learn that bloggers can now use Getty’s images at no cost. However, you cannot simply copy and post the images. Craig Peters, Getty's senior vice president of business development, states:
[From today] anyone will be able to…select an image and copy a…code to use that image on their own website. Getty Images will serve the image…much like YouTube currently does with its videos. [It] will include the full copyright information and a link back to the image’s dedicated licensing page. … “There’s a value for Getty Images and the content owners,” says Peters. … “We’ll have access to the information on who and how that image is being used and viewed, and we’ll…utilise that data to the benefit of our business.”
You can learn the details in a BusinessWeek article at http://goo.gl/Ln5ak0.