i-Irony. Getty gets what it paid for.

This little piggy went to market...  ©James Worrell, 2010.

On September 7th iStockphoto COO Kelly Thompson lit the fuse to an impressive firestorm with his announcement on the agency’s forums titled “Important!: Royalty Changes and iStock Collections”. To the uninitiated iStock’s payment structure can appear confusing, to put it mildly, and Thompson’s announcement lacked clarity. But the iStockers themselves had no doubt: this was a pay cut, and a savage one, wrapped in vague and soothing language. Under the new rules contributor royalties would be as low as 15%.  -From Jeremy Nicholl & A Photo Editor.

I should be saying I told you so.  I can't.  It's just too pathetic.  Better get back to work grinding out the fodder for less money.