Articles tagged "copyright-infringement"

Small claims copyright court CASE Act bill passed by US Senate Judiciary Committee

First introduced in May, the Senate Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act legislation.

Judge rules RNC didn't violate photographer's copyright with unauthorized image use

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.

Controversial copyright ruling based on 'faulty understanding' but shouldn't set precedent

A copyright ruling against a photographer whose work was re-used has been criticized as a "very poor decision," based on "a faulty understanding of the fair use doctrine," by copyright lawyer Bert Krages.

Instagram influencer apologizes for using stock and Pinterest images

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.

PETA monkey selfie lawsuit lives on, judge rejects attempted settlement

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.

Judge rules that embedding a photo tweet is still copyright infringement

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.

Kodak launches KODAKCoin 'photo-centric cryptocurrency' and KODAKOne platform

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.

CBS sues photographer for sharing TV show screenshots on social media

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.

Zillow and VHT appeal $4 million copyright infringement ruling

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.

Two easy steps for using a DMCA takedown notice to battle copyright infringement
Finding an unauthorized use of your photograph on the web is upsetting. This article explains how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) can help to get your images removed from infringing websites (US only).