Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

Would-be Heirs Petition Again for Rights to Vivian Maier Estate

Posted by on Friday July 27, 2018 | Business, Copyright/Legal

The cover of a collection of Vivian Maier's photographs, published by John Maloof

Petitioners claiming to be the legal heirs of photographer Vivian Maier are once again back in court, this time with 300 pages of genealogical evidence to support their claim, according to attorney (and former photographer) David Deal. “There’s no doubt” they are blood relations to Maier, asserts Deal, who did most of the research and... 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

Yunghi Kim Announces Winners of Her $1,000 Yunghi Grants

Posted by on Thursday December 28, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Lauren Justice

Ten photojournalists have won $1,000 grants from photographer Yunghi Kim, the founder and sponsor of the Yunghi Grant competition. The winners include: Amber Bracken, for her work about Canada’s indigenous people. Andreea Campeanu, for her project about the sex trade in Romania. Mikala Compton, for a project about a pagan community in Missouri. Marko Drobnjakovic,... More

Ten Photojournalists Win $1K Grants from Yunghi Kim

Posted by on Tuesday December 27, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Frank Fournier/ Contact Press Images.

Ten photographers have won $1,000 each as part of the 2016 Yunghi Grant. The Yunghi Grant, founded last year, is meant “to emphasize the importance of copyright registration [and] to give back to the profession of photojournalism,” according to photojournalist and grant founder Yunghi Kim. The 2016 recipients are: Frank Fournier Carol Guzy Amnon Gutman Derek Hudson Dania Maxwell Myriam... More

Top Photo News Stories of 2016

Posted by on Tuesday December 27, 2016 | Copyright/Legal, Media, Photos In The News

© Jessica Kourkounis/Getty

Copyright dispute, the continuing controversy over for-profit art schools, Richard Prince (again), First Amendment protections and the President-elect: We look back on the stories that attracted the most attention in 2016. 1- The President-Elect Objects to a News Photo Showing his Double Chin Just 59 days before the President-elect will take an oath to “preserve, protect... More

Selfie Copyright Battle: Monkey See, Monkey Sue

Posted by on Wednesday September 23, 2015 | Copyright/Legal, Fun

An animal rights group has filed a copyright ownership claim in federal court in San Francisco on behalf of a monkey that used British photographer David Slater’s camera to shoot a selfie, according to an Agence-France Press report yesterday. Naruto, the six-year-old macaque, grabbed Slater’s unattended camera in 2011 and took at least two selfies.... 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