Copyright/Legal

Photographer Nicholas Nixon Investigated for Misconduct at MassArt

Posted by on Tuesday March 27, 2018 | Copyright/Legal

Nicholas Nixon, MassArt, sexual harassment
Nicholas Nixon's The Brown Sisters, published by MoMA

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is conducting a Title IX investigation of former photography professor Nicholas Nixon, following “recent allegations of inappropriate conduct,” according to a letter the school’s president sent to faculty, students, staff and alumni on March 22. The letter gave no details. Nixon, a celebrated photographer and 40-year veteran of teaching... More

Photographer of Marlboro Ads Exhibits Photos Richard Prince Copied

Posted by on Friday March 2, 2018 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art

Richard Prince, Norm Clasen, appropriation, copyright
Norm Clasen, "Sunset Chase, Riverton, WY," 1985

Richard Prince, the controversial and often-sued appropriation artist, first achieved fame in the 1990s with his “Untitled (Cowboy)” series, for which he re-photographed ads for Marlboro cigarettes. While some photographers who worked on the campaign have complained about Prince getting rich on their images, photographer Norm Clasen is taking a new approach. He is now... More

Getty Licensing Deal with Google Suggests Thawing of Relations

Posted by on Monday February 12, 2018 | Copyright/Legal

Getty Images has announced a partnership with Google that includes a multi-year deal licensing deal. In a statement released by Getty on Friday, the two companies exchanged pleasantries, but offered few details about the deal. The “collaborative relationship” between the companies, said Getty CEO Dawn Airey, will allow Getty to work “closely with [Google] to... More

Report: Terry Richardson Under NYPD Investigation for Sexual Assault

Posted by on Thursday January 4, 2018 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal

Police are finally investigating the mounting accusations of sexual assault against Terry Richardson, while clients quietly continue to hire him.

Photographer Terry Richardson is under investigation by the New York City police department, following accusations of sexual assault by two former models, according to the New York Daily News. Through his attorneys, Richardson has denied the allegations. Caron Bernstein, a former Ford model, told the Daily News last month that Richardson sexually assaulted her at... More

Update: Steidl Ordered to Return Photographer’s Lost Prints

Posted by on Monday December 18, 2017 | Business, Copyright/Legal

Editor’s note: In our original version of this story, we reported that Steidl was ordered to pay damages for missing prints belonging to photographer Lawrence Schwarzwald. Attorneys for Steidl say the court did not order payment for damages, “but only to return those proof prints” to Schwarzwald. A German court has ordered the book publisher... More

Second Model Accuses Bruce Weber of Sexual Harassment

Posted by on Wednesday December 6, 2017 | Copyright/Legal, Fashion

Days after a model filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against photographer Bruce Weber, a second model has stepped forward with sex harassment accusations against the photographer, according to a USA Today report. Model Jason Boyce filed a lawsuit against Weber last week, claiming he was sexually harassed by the photographer at a 2014 photo shoot.... More

Federal Court Sustains Vivian Maier Copyright Claim

Posted by on Tuesday November 21, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

A federal court in Chicago has ruled that the Vivian Maier Estate can proceed with copyright infringement and other claims against defendant Jeffrey Goldstein, who allegedly sold prints, set up exhibitions and licensed Maier’s images without authorization. The ruling came in response to a motion by Goldstein to dismiss the estate’s claims against him. The... More

Copyright Watch: In Apparent Retaliation, CBS Sues Photographer Who Sued Them for Copyright Violation

Posted by on Thursday November 2, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

A screen grab submitted with Jon Tannen's lawsuit shows the photographer's image on 247sports.com with the sports website's watermark and incorrect credit information.

  CBS Broadcasting Inc. has filed a lawsuit against photographer Jon Tannen for allegedly posting images from a television show on social media. The complaint appears to be an attempt to retaliate against Tannen for trying to protect his copyright. In February, Tannen, a New York City-based photojournalist, sued CBS Interactive Inc. for willful copyright... More

Photog Terry Richardson Banned by Conde Nast, According to Leaked Email

Posted by on Tuesday October 24, 2017 | Copyright/Legal, Media

Conde Nast magazines have blacklisted photographer Terry Richardson because of numerous allegations he sexually assaulted and harassed models and stylists, according to a report in The Telegraph. The newspaper reports that an email circulated to Conde Nast magazines says the publishing company “would like to no longer work with the photographer.” In addition, any shoots... More