Posts Tagged ‘infringement’

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

Court Rejects Rentmeester’s Infringement Claim Over Nike “Jumpman” Logo

Posted by on Tuesday June 23, 2015 | Copyright/Legal

A federal court in Portland, Oregon has dismissed photographer Jacobus “Co” Rentmeester’s copyright infringement claim against Nike for the same reason so many “copycat” infringement claims fail: Copyright law doesn’t protect ideas, only the expression of those ideas. And Nike’s expression was not “substantially similar” to Rentmeester’s, the court ruled. “Mr. Rentmeester has failed to... 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

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

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

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