Posts Tagged ‘Copyright infringement’

Photog Seeks $1 Billion from Getty for Copyright Violations (Update)

Posted by on Wednesday July 27, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith has sued Getty Images for copyright violations under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), alleging “gross misuse” and false attribution of 18,755 of her photographs of Americana. She is seeking $1 billion in damages for the DMCA violations, an unusually high amount for any copyright claim. Getty and its subsidiaries are... More

Robert Frerck on How to Track Down Copyright Infringements in Textbooks

Posted by on Monday September 8, 2014 | Copyright/Legal

After publishing our story about the dozens of lawsuits filed against textbook publishers for reproductions of photos that far exceed the limits of usage licenses, we heard from travel photographer Robert Frerck. He won a summary judgment in August on his copyright infringement claim against Pearson Education, and a settlement last May from McGraw-Hill on... More

Judge Upholds $1.2 Million Verdict in Morel v. AFP Copyright Case

Posted by on Thursday August 14, 2014 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

A federal judge has upheld a $1.2 million jury award in favor of photographer Daniel Morel, after determining that there was sufficient evidence presented at the trial last year to support the verdict. Morel won $1.2 million in damages after a federal jury determined that Getty and AFP willfully violated his copyrights by uploading eight... More

Appeals Court Says Streamlined Photo Copyright Registration Procedures Are Legal

Posted by on Thursday March 20, 2014 | Copyright/Legal

A federal appeals court has re-instated stock photo agency Alaska Stock’s copyright infringement claim against textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin, reversing  a lower court decision to dismiss the case on the grounds that the stock agency had registered its images improperly. The decision means that Alaska Stock now gets the opportunity to try its copyright claims... More

After Closing Arguments, Verdict Expected Soon in Morel v. AFP and Getty Images

Posted by on Friday November 22, 2013 | Uncategorized

  The jury is expected to announce its verdict today in the trial to determine damages in the copyright infringement case  photographer Daniel Morel brought against Agence France-Presse and Getty Images, following yesterday’s closing arguments by lawyers for all sides in the case. The case began when Morel alerted AFP and Getty Images that they... More

In TwitPic Copyright Claim, Daniel Morel Seeks $13.2 Million from AFP, Getty

Posted by on Wednesday September 25, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Photographer Daniel Morel is seeking as much as $13.2 million from AFP and Getty Images at a trial to determine damages for copyright infringement of his exclusive images of the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which Morel had posted via Twitter. The trial is scheduled to begin November 12. A federal court determined earlier... More

Photog Prevails in Copyright Case Over ‘Mr. Brainwash’

Posted by on Monday March 4, 2013 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal, Fine Art, Photo Manipulation

Photographer Dennis Morris has won his lawsuit against the appropriation artist known as Mr. Brainwash for unauthorized use of a decades-old image (shown at right) of deceased punk rocker Sid Vicious. A federal district court judge in Los Angeles recently granted Morris’s motion for summary judgment on the issue of copyright infringement. At the same... More