Articles tagged "lawsuit"

US Postal Service ordered to pay $3.5m after using photo of Statue of Liberty replica

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.

Video: How Tony and Chelsea Northrup won $40,000 in image theft lawsuit

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.

Corephotonics files patent infringement suit against Apple – again

Corephotonics has filed a second lawsuit against Apple, claiming patent infringement on the iPhone 8 Plus and X models.

Monkey copyright lawsuit finally over, court rejects PETA's claims

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.

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.

Sheriff's Deputy who shot photographer won't face criminal charges

The Sheriff's deputy who shot a Carlisle, OH photojournalist after mistakenly identifying his tripod and camera for a gun will not face criminal charges. The county successfully argued that the mixup was reasonable.

Bride ordered to pay photographer $89K for posting defamatory statements online

A disgruntled bride is being ordered to pay $89,000 USD in damages after destroying a wedding photographer's business with defamatory comments online.

Apple facing several lawsuits over intentionally slowing down old iPhones

Last week, Apple admitted to slowing down older iPhones as their batteries aged. This has sparked a flurry of lawsuits all over the world, alleging everything from deception to breach-of-contract.

Photojournalist Andrew Grimm sues Ohio deputy who shot him

In September, a sheriff's deputy shot photojournalist Andrew Grimm when he mistook his camera for a firearm. Now, Grimm is suing that deputy, the Clark County Board of County Commissioners, and the City of New Carlisle, Ohio.

Photographer sues Bruno Mars for posting childhood photo of himself on Instagram

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.

Corephotonics sues Apple over dual-camera zoom patents

The Israel-based company has filed a patent infringement case claiming Apple has made unauthorized use of its dual-camera zoom technology in the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus.

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.

Photographer sues New York Times over age discrimination and 'full-time freelancer' status

A former New York Times photographer is suing both the newspaper and its photography director Michele McNally for over $500,000 for age discrimination and unfair classification as a freelancer for nearly a decade.

PETA and David Slater settle copyright lawsuit over monkey selfie

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.

B&H Photo will pay $3.2 million to settle federal discrimination case

The company behind retail giant B&H Photo has agreed to pay out $3.2 million in monetary relief and back wages to settle a discrimination and harassment case from 2016.

PETA is close to settling that ridiculous monkey selfie lawsuit

A years-long legal battle between PETA and UK photographer David Slater over a famous (and infamous) monkey selfie may finally be coming to a close.

Lawsuit ruling sends clear message: Register your photo copyrights ASAP

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.

Wedding photographer awarded $1.08M in defamation lawsuit against bride and groom

A bride and groom who set out to destroy their wedding photographer's career will now have to pay $1.08 million in damages for the "defamatory, disparaging and malicious statements" they made.

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.

Photographer sues Procter & Gamble for $75M over copyright violations

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.

Apple and Nokia settle litigation and plan to work together

Apple and Nokia have settled their years-old patent dispute. Apple will make an undisclosed payment to Nokia and sign a licensing agreement related to digital health products with the Finnish company.

Andy Warhol estate preemptively sues photographer over infringement claims

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

Federal judge dismisses case against Kentucky 'Drone Hunter'

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a self-proclaimed 'Drone Hunter' in Kentucky. Read more