Posts Tagged ‘Getty Images’

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

Getty’s Craig Peters on Why Free Images Are Good for Photographers, And for the Photo Industry

Posted by on Thursday March 6, 2014 | Business, Copyright/Legal

Following the announcement by Getty Images that the agency would be allowing non-commercial uses of its images free of charge, we interviewed Craig Peters, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Marketing at Content Images at Getty, to try and find out what the agency hopes to gain from this extraordinary decision. As we reported today... More

HuffPost Ignoring PhotoJ Credits For Images of Kiev Clashes

Posted by on Thursday January 23, 2014 | Media, Photojournalism

Yesterday Huffington Post UK published “29 Incredible Pictures Of Kiev Transformed Into A Warzone,” but didn’t bother to caption or credit the images to the photojournalists who are risking personal harm to create them. (Oddly, another gallery published by the Huffington Post empire using some of the same images did include proper credits and captions.) Several... More

Getty, AFP Appeal $1.2 Million Jury Verdict in Daniel Morel Case

Posted by on Monday January 13, 2014 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Getty Images and Agence France-Presse (AFP) have asked a federal district court to undo the $1.2 million jury verdict against them for willful infringement of photographer Daniel Morel’s copyrights, calling the verdict “a miscarriage of justice.” In a brief they submitted to the US District Court in Manhattan last week, the agencies argued that “no... More

Jury Awards Daniel Morel $1.2 Million in Damages from AFP, Getty Images

Posted by on Friday November 22, 2013 | Uncategorized

A jury has awarded photographer Daniel Morel $1.2 million in damages after deciding that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Getty Images willfully violated his copyright. The award is the maximum amount of statutory damages possible under the law. AFP and Getty Images were also found liable for 16 violations of  the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. The verdict... 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

NFL, Getty and AP Hit With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Posted by on Wednesday October 23, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Seven photographer are suing the National Football League and two image distributors–Getty Images and Associated Press (AP)–for copyright infringement over widespread use of their images in NFL ads, products and promotions without fair compensation, according to an October 21 report from Courthouse News Service. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York, is a... More

John McCain’s iPhone Poker: A Brief History of Long-Lens Gotchas

Posted by on Wednesday September 4, 2013 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Yesterday photographer Melina Mara of The Washington Post got a photo of Senator John McCain playing poker on his iPhone during the Senate hearing on military action in Syria. Mara’s photo is the most widely seen photo of yesterday’s meeting of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. This isn’t the first time a sharp-eyed photographer... More