Posts Tagged ‘Getty Images’

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

Getty Files Copyright Suit over Stolen Photo Scheme on Facebook

Posted by on Tuesday June 14, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

Getty Images has filed copyright infringement and other claims against an Ohio man who allegedly downloaded as many as 3,400 high resolution images from Getty’s servers without authorization, and then sold them illegally to unidentified buyers through a private Facebook group. Getty says in its claim against Walter A. Kowalczuk, filed June 8 in US... More

Getty Files Complaint Against Google In Europe

Posted by on Wednesday April 27, 2016 | Business

Getty Images announced today that it has filed an unfair competition complaint against Google Inc. in Europe, where Google is already under fire. Getty objects to Google’s image search platform, which enables users to easily find and scroll through high resolution, full-screen displays of photographs. That deprives Getty of traffic to its own website, and... More

Bryan Denton Wins Fifth Annual Getty Images Chris Hondros Fund Award

Posted by on Thursday April 14, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

American photojournalist Bryan Denton has won the fifth annual $20,000 Getty Images Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) Award, and fellow photojournalist Kiana Hayeri has also been awarded the $5,000 emerging photojournalist grant, Getty Images announced today. The awards will be presented at a reception at the Aperture Gallery in New York on May 4. The CHF award was established to honor the work... More

Model Wins Defamation Claim over HIV Awareness Ad

Posted by on Tuesday October 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

A model who was falsely identified as being infected with HIV in a 2013 public service advertisement is entitled to damages for defamation, according to a report in New York Law Journal. State court judge Thomas Scuccimarra said in his ruling that falsely identifying the model in a stock photo as HIV positive was defamatory... More

Getty Images and Instagram Launch $10K Social Media Photo Grant

Posted by on Thursday May 7, 2015 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Photographers who use Instagram to document and share stories of underrepresented communities are eligible for a new $10,000 grant announced today by Getty Images and Instagram. According to an announcement from Instagram, the judges will pick three winners based on “the existing body of work represented on their Instagram account, focusing on the quality of their... More

Kevin Frayer Wins Fourth Annual Getty Images & Chris Hondros Fund Award

Posted by on Thursday April 16, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Kevin Frayer has been named winner of the 2015 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) Award of $20,000, and Diana Markosian has won the $5,000 emerging photojournalist award, the photo agency announced today. Both photographers are represented by Getty. They will receive their awards April 30 at a reception in New York City. CHF... 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

Model Release Lawsuit Survives Getty’s Challenge

Posted by on Wednesday March 12, 2014 | Uncategorized

A New York state judge has cleared the way for a lawsuit by a model who is accusing Getty Images of commercial use of her likeness without a model release. State supreme court judge Ancil C. Singh rejected last week a request from Getty to throw out model Avril Nolan’s claim on First Amendment and... More