Posts Tagged ‘court’

Man Arrested and Strip Searched After Taking Pictures of NYPD Stop and Frisk Wins $125K in Court

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More than two years after being arrested, injured and strip-searched after taking pictures of two NYPD police officers performing a stop and frisk, a Brooklyn man has been awarded a nice legal pay day to the tune of $125K. Read more…

Graffiti Artist Sues Production Companies for $45K for Using His Tag in Their Show and Promo Materials

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The next time you want to photograph some cool graffiti, you might want to think twice… you could get sued by the artist if that picture makes it big.

After the popular Canadian drama 30 Vies aired, graffiti artist Alexandre Veilleux recognized a tag of his in the opening sequence. Now, Veilleux — who goes by Alex Scaner in the graffiti community — is seeking $45k in damages from Radio-Canada and Productions Aetios Inc., stating they used his work without permission. Read more…

Report: Iranian Court Orders the Insta-Ban of Instagram

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Amidst a barrage of privacy concerns, an Iranian court has ordered a ban of photo-sharing giant Instagram, reports the Associated Press. Read more…

Final Settlement Has Been Made In Richard Prince Lawsuit

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“Re-Photographer” Richard Prince is back in the spotlight again — this time hopefully for the final time — after a final settlement was reached in his five-year-long legal back-and-forth with photographer Patrick Cariou. Read more…

Judge Rules Model’s Lawsuit Against Getty Will Go to Trial

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Several months after model Avril Nolan sued stock photography giant Getty Images for displaying her portrait and licensing it to the New York State Division of Human Rights for an HIV-related advertisement, a judge ruled the lawsuit will be taken to court rather than dismissed as Getty had hoped for. Read more…

Wildlife Photog & Instructor Pleads Guilty to Violating Endangered Species Act

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Oftentimes we’ll do whatever it takes to get that one particular shot. But what happens when you cross the line, break federal law and don’t properly respect the subjects you’re trying to photograph? Well, Florida-based wildlife photographer and photography instructor Jim Neiger recently found out. Read more…

Nikon Awarded $14.5M in VR Patent Suit Against Sigma

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After four years in court, the district court of Tokyo has ordered Sigma to pay up for their infringement of Nikon’s VR lens-stabilization technology to the tune of 1.5 billion yen — or about 14.5 million USD. Read more…

Massachusetts Legislature Passes ‘Upskirt’ Ban in Response to Court Ruling

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Well that was fast. Only a day after news broke of the controversial Massachusetts ruling that ‘upskirt’ photographs were in fact legal according to the states Peeping Tom laws, the state’s legislature has responded by passing a ban. Read more…

Massachusetts Court Rules that ‘Upskirt’ Photos are Totally Legal

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In what is quite possibly the creepiest photo-related ruling we’ve ever run across, the Supreme Judicial Court in Boston has ruled that ‘upskirt’ photographs taken in public by sneaky perverts are actually 100% legal. Read more…

Empire State Building Management Files a $1.1M Lawsuit Over Topless Photo Shoot

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The owners of the Empire State Building have sued a New York fashion photographer for $1.1 million after he snapped topless photos of a model on the observation platform without permission. Read more…