Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

Selfie Copyright Battle: Monkey See, Monkey Sue

Posted by on Wednesday September 23, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Fun

An animal rights group has filed a copyright ownership claim in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of a monkey that used British photographer David Slater’s camera to shoot a selfie, according to an Agence-France Press report yesterday. Naruto, the six-year-old macaque, grabbed Slater’s unattended camera in 2011 and took at least two selfies.... More

Photographer Wins $2,501 for Infringement in Anti-Gay Attack Ad Case

Posted by on Monday June 23, 2014 | Copyright/Legal

  Photographer Kristina Hill has won a $2,501 judgment for copyright infringement against Public Advocate of the United States, ending a federal case in Colorado over unauthorized political attack ads. The judgment was entered June 4 in the US District Court in Denver. Hill and her wedding photography clients, Brian Edwards and Thomas Privitere, sued... More

AFP, Washington Post Violated Daniel Morel’s Copyrights, Judge Rules

Posted by on Tuesday January 15, 2013 | Copyright/Legal

A federal court has ruled that Agence France-Press violated photographer Daniel Morel’s copyrights by distributing his images of the 2010 Haiti earthquake without permission. The copyright infringement claims turned on whether the terms of service for Twitter, the social network that Morel used to distribute his images of the earthquake, gave AFP the legal right... More

Photo Montage Artist Settles with Mountain Light; Muench Drops Copyright Suit

Posted by on Thursday August 16, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation

Mountain Light Photography has accepted a $2,600 settlement offer from Thomas Barbèy, and Muench Photography has withdrawn its infringement claim against the photo montage artist, according to court records in the case. Muench and Mountain Light filed a joint claim of copyright infringement against the Las Vegas-based artist, alleging unauthorized use of two separate photographs.... More

Outdoor Photo Expo: Understanding Copyright Protection

Posted by on Monday August 8, 2011 | Uncategorized

At the seminar “Copyright: Know It or Blow It” conducted at the Outdoor Photo Expo, held August 4-5 in Salt Lake City, agent Debra Weiss and photographer and former stock agent Patrick Donehue offered advice on how photographers can protect the copyright on their images – and also how to avoid being held liable for... More