We have proudly always had the largest picture gallery of Andy Murray on the Internet, which is almost all down to Julia for her amazing work, but today it has sadly come to an end.
I have tried my absolute best to comply and not cave in to Getty's constant threats over the last year or two but it has now got to the stage where they are contacting other companies that have no association with them in an effort to close down our gallery. I respect their actions - they are in the right.
I genuinely didn't think it would need to come to this but it's now at the stage where legal proceedings appear inevitable. Therefore, the sensible decision for my own wellbeing and for the security of this website, is to simply take down the gallery. It's a major asset to us for new users but for returning visitors it is not particularly important as our forum is what this website is really about. We may not have a gallery but we still offer a lot of unique content such as our new wallpaper and avatar pages among many other things.
This move does not relate to the recent AM.com legal controversy and does not in any way relate to past or present copyright issues with images posted up on our forum - legal liability and requirements on my part are different when it comes to forums (user generated content, YouTube etc.) but the gallery is hosted on this server and is seen as fully under my control, therefore legal liability is completely with me.
I hope everyone will join me in thanking Julia for her unbelivable effort and time in keeping our gallery going for this long. Thank you so much, Julia!