Posts Tagged ‘DMCA’

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

Man Infringes Copyright to Profit from Boston Bombing

Posted by on Thursday April 18, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Intent on making a quick buck from the Boston Marathon bombing, a self-publisher allegedly offered an e-book full of stolen news photos for sale on Amazon.com, titled “The Boston Bombings First Photos.” The NPPA reported yesterday that the book, published by a man identified as Steve Goldstein, included more than 60 images used without permission... More

Facebook Copyright Takedown: Justice or Injustice?

Posted by on Monday October 8, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

An alleged copyright infringer appears to have gotten his just desserts from Facebook, which has summarily removed his Facebook fan page. But the story highlights the lack of transparency in Facebook’s policy regarding its handling of infringement claims. Bill Tikos, the founder of the design and culture trend spotting site The Cool Hunter,  has complained... More

Photog Says Radio Station Stripped His Credits, Infringed His C-rights

Posted by on Monday February 13, 2012 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

A Colorado photographer says a Denver radio station took 21 of his images from the Web site of a competing radio station, stripped the images of his credits and copyright notices, and published them on its own site and Facebook page without permission. The photographer now accuses the station of refusing to pay a retroactive... More