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Shutterfly Sues Kodak Over “My Kodak Moments” App

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According to Reuters, Shutterfly has officially filed court documents in an attempt to shut down Kodak’s My Kodak Moments app. Shutterfly — who purchased the Kodak Gallery from the bankrupt company for $23.8M last year — is claiming that the app is in violation of the terms of that sale, and demanding that it be taken down.

In a complaint filed with the US Bankruptcy Court on Friday, Shutterfly accused Kodak of setting up a competing business by releasing the app — something expressly prohibited in the terms of the deal made last year.

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The My Kodak Moments app allows users to select photos off of Facebook and create photo books that are then shipped to the user. Shutterfly is claiming that not only is the app a competing business, it also runs off of the same tech found on the back-end of the former Kodak Gallery.

Kodak has made no response at this time, but the Rochester-based company, which just this Friday announced that it had closed on an $848M finance package meant to finally dig the company out of bankruptcy by mid-year, probably isn’t prepared for a legal battle.

(via Reuters)


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  • Themightyone

    Who uses Kodak apps anyways?

  • http://www.facebook.com/xsportseeker Renato Murakami

    My last nail in the coffin moment?

  • Mike

    Kodak, when you give me an honestly priced digital back for my awesome film cameras, then you have my permission to die.

  • Alfredo

    My first camera ever was a Kodak… 18 years ago…

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  • WyoDan

    It’s like suing a guy while he’s waiting to die in hospice.

  • Cosmo_Polite

    Missing Kodakgallery – hating shutterfly. Poor print quality and service that simply can’t compare with what Kodakgallery was in regards to great quality service in the US and Europe. Trying to use local services for simple prints instead now.