The lawsuit seeks up to $150,000 per image, among other things, potentially amounting to $2.25 million in statutory damages.
Articles tagged "copyright"
Jul 19, 2019 at 18:06
First introduced in May, the Senate Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act legislation.
Jun 15, 2019 at 20:30
State institutions can't be forced to pay for pictures they take from the internet, according to a Texas appeals court.
May 16, 2019 at 16:21
The latest in a line of celebrities caught using pictures without permission, singer Ariana Grande is being sued over images she posted on Instagram.
Apr 30, 2019 at 13:44
The US Court of Appeal has reversed a controversial decision that allowed a company promoting a film festival to use a copyrighted photograph on its website without having to pay the photographer that took it.
Apr 9, 2019 at 18:00
Flickr users will now have integrated access to Pixsy's copyright protection platform.
Apr 2, 2019 at 18:27
Digital marketing company CixxFive Concepts has filed a class action lawsuit against Getty Images over its allegedly 'deceptive' licensing of public domain images.
Mar 29, 2019 at 19:24
Image rights enforcement company Copytrack has released its 2019 Global Infringement Report that details the current state of unauthorized image use around the globe.
Mar 26, 2019 at 18:58
It's been announced that the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Jacobus 'Co' Willem Rentmeester's copyright case involving the Nike 'Jumpman' logo.
Mar 19, 2019 at 22:11
Montana judge Dana L. Christensen has ruled the Republican National Committee did not infringe upon the copyright of photographer Erika Peterman after they took a photo from a Democratic candidate's Facebook page without permission and altered it to use in a derogatory promotional mailer.
Jan 21, 2019 at 19:27
News results from Google might be missing a few images if a new EU Copyright Directive passes.
Sep 30, 2018 at 12:00
Google has started adding copyright information in image search results, and will work to improve guidelines for photographers on including relevant metadata with their images.
Jul 6, 2018 at 18:26
According to the lawsuit, the US Postal Service issued a new Forever Stamp design in December 2010 that mistakenly features the Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas created by Davidson rather than the original statue in New York.
Jun 21, 2018 at 19:07
A popular Instagram user based in Singapore has been caught passing stock images off as his own work. Daryl Aiden Yow, who has worked with many recognizable brands, has apologized for his actions, and has deleted some images from his Instagram account while adding credits to others.
May 25, 2018 at 15:16
Well-known photography educators Tony and Chelsey Northrup recently won $40,000 from an Australian company who used one of their most popular portraits on product packaging without so much as asking permission. Check out the video for the full story.
Apr 24, 2018 at 18:18
One of the weirdest copyright cases in the history of photography is finally over. The courts have sided with photographer David Slater and rejected PETA's claim that the monkey who took the infamous selfie has any claim over the photograph's copyright.
Apr 17, 2018 at 15:13
It's the copyright lawsuit that refuses to die. In September 2017, PETA finally settled its monkey selfie lawsuit with photographer David Slater, but the request to dismiss the case has since been rejected by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Feb 16, 2018 at 16:15
As a result of its licensing deal with Getty, Google Images will no longer link directly to an image file from the search results. Instead, users will have to actually visit the site that hosts it.
Feb 16, 2018 at 15:27
If it's upheld, the new New York federal court ruling—which will very likely be appealed—would mean millions of people and publications are violating copyright every single day.
Feb 12, 2018 at 21:02
The deal was struck in response to a 2016 lawsuit by Getty, which accused Google of "promoting piracy" by linking high-resolution images in its Image Search. This development should help cut down on what Getty calls "accidental pirates."
Jan 26, 2018 at 19:01
Photographers in the US who want to register groups of images for copyright protection will find the process much simpler and easier starting at the end of February.
Jan 9, 2018 at 19:49
In an announcement that has the photo industry checking their calendars to confirm that it is NOT April 1st, Kodak has announced the debut of the KodakONE image rights platform and KodakCOIN: a photo-centric cryptocurrency.
Dec 22, 2017 at 21:04
TetherTools mistakenly used a photographer's image without permission – and demonstrated the right way to handle the situation by acting preemptively.
Dec 8, 2017 at 19:41
The public art installation featured blurred portraits, ostensibly captured by the artist under that same underpass... except they weren't. They were actually portraits of comedians, pulled from the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival program.
Nov 28, 2017 at 18:52
Pop star Bruno Mars is being sued for posting a photo of himself as a kid on Instagram. The photographer who captured the portrait in 1989 says neither Mars nor his record label asked for permission before sharing the photograph through all of Mars' social media channels.
Nov 1, 2017 at 18:59
In what has been called a 'retaliatory strike,' CBS is suing photographer Jon Tannen for sharing screenshots of a 59-year-old TV show on social media, seeking $150,000 in damages for willful infringement.
Oct 6, 2017 at 14:12
The so-called Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act of 2017 (or CASE) would establish a copyright small-claims panel that would make it easier for photographers and other creatives to pursue small infringement cases.
Sep 18, 2017 at 18:10
Photo protection company ImageRights recently released a new service that lets non-subscribers take advantage of their streamlined copyright registration system that checks for errors and fills out all the required forms for you.
Sep 13, 2017 at 17:28
It's finally over. After years of legal back-and-forth, PETA and photographer David Slater have settled their lawsuit over the famous (and infamous) monkey selfie.
Aug 9, 2017 at 14:39
Registering your photos with the US Copyright Office can be a huge pain... or it used to be. A new service offered by the website Binded lets you do it in one click without charging any additional fees!
Aug 1, 2017 at 19:31
According to a new court ruling, if your copyright registration is still 'pending' with the US Copyright Office, you won't able to file a copyright infringement lawsuit if someone steals one of your photos.
Jul 27, 2017 at 19:00
A Federal judge has refused to throw out a copyright case against controversial artist Richard Prince, who used an image by photographer Donald Graham in an exhibition.
Jul 20, 2017 at 18:14
A huge copyright lawsuit between photography firm VHT and Zillow Group is heating up again, as both sides appeal a court ruling that granted VHT $4 million in damages.
Jul 19, 2017 at 16:57
Massive corporation P&G is being sued by a Cincinnati photographer for serious copyright violations. If the courts rules against P&G, the company could pay as much as $75 million in damages.
Jul 18, 2017 at 15:28
Outraged about the latest photo theft scandal? Great. PhotoShelter founder Allen Murabayashi suggests you put that frustration to good use and register your damn copyright.
Jul 14, 2017 at 14:10
David Slater's viral 'monkey selfies' made him famous, but the legal battles over who actually owns the photos—him or the macaque who pressed the shutter—has left him broke and dejected.
Jun 22, 2017 at 17:40
Facebook is testing a feature that prevents people from saving, sharing, or even taking a screenshot of your profile picture.
Jun 21, 2017 at 17:42
CopyTrack's study also found that the second most-stolen image is a woman wearing painted jeans. That's apparently a thing.
May 26, 2017 at 17:29
Copyright disputes are no fun at all. 'Binded' is a new startup that aims to simplify the process of registering - and enforcing - copyright for photographers.
May 16, 2017 at 19:15
Don't steal photos.
Apr 17, 2017 at 18:52
Photographer Lynn Goldsmith has been sued by The Andy Warhol Foundation following her claim that the artist infringed upon a photo she took of musician Prince in 1981. Read more
Jul 28, 2016 at 18:50
Getty Images is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from a photographer who alleges that the company has been profiting from photos she donated to the Library of Congress. Read more
Jul 14, 2015 at 18:11
In an ongoing trend of protests against strict photo contracts for music photographers, Quebec newspaper le Soleil sent a cartoonist to illustrate a Foo Fighters concert. The publication called the contract one of the harshest it had seen, citing passages that require photographers to surrender copyrights to their images, giving the band the ability to use images in any media without permission or payment. Read more
Jul 9, 2015 at 18:22
A vast majority of Members of the European Parliament have voted to remove wording from a current copyright reform proposal that may have caused a lot of trouble for photographers. The proposal would have required photographers who would create or use images that feature buildings or public artwork under copyright to obtain permission to do so. Read more
Jul 4, 2015 at 10:00
The right to use pictures taken in a public place is under threat by a European Parliament proposal for the harmonization of copyright laws across the region. Buried in a complex set of amendments is the idea that the automatic Freedom of Panorama be removed from those countries that maintain it, so that copyright holders of permanent artworks and buildings will need to authorize commercial use of pictures that include their works. Read more
A commerical photographer accuses Taylor Swift of being a hypocrite, Swift's management company responds
Jun 24, 2015 at 19:05
In case you missed it, Taylor Swift, one of the most successful commercial pop stars of all time, recently penned an angry Tumblr post aimed at the soon-to-be-launched streaming service Apple Music. She called for Apple to respect the rights of creatives. However, commercial photographer Jason Sheldon found this statement to be more than a little hypocritical. Read more
Jan 29, 2015 at 01:00
In 1984, photographer Jacobus Rentmeester photographed a then college-enrolled Michael Jordan for Time Magazine. The image was later licensed and ultimately reshot by Nike, who eventually used the reshot version as the basis for their Jordan 'Jumpman' logo. Rentmeester is now suing Nike for copyright infringement, but does he have a case? Continue reading
Aug 22, 2014 at 00:21
Update: A report issued by the US Copyright Office takes Wikimedia's side in a debate between a nature photographer and the organization. According to the report, the 'selfie' captured by a black crested macaque on David Slater's camera cannot by copyrighted since it was created by an animal. On a trip to Indonesia in 2011, Slater, a nature photographer was photographing the monkey when it grabbed his camera and proceeded to take hundreds of pictures of itself. Wikimedia defended a decision to keep the image in its database when Slater cried foul. Read more
May 28, 2014 at 22:15
Back in 2012, Jesse Chen - now an engineer at Facebook, but then a fresh graduate - wrote a blog post. In that post he explains how to get rid of the 'ugly copyright overlay' typically used in image proofs, posted online or sent out by professional photographers after events. Essentially a short guide to image theft, the post went unnoticed at the time, but two years later it has come back to haunt Chen, creating a storm of righteous anger from photographers on social media. Read more
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