Posts Tagged ‘lawsuit’

Couple Sues Videographer for $50,000 Over ‘Ridiculous’ Sitcom-like Wedding Video

The video above was created for Brooklyn couple Monica Nikchemny and Felix Komrash when they got married back in September of 2012. It’s only a short preview video (a longer version is included bellow) but you can tell that wedding videography company Visualaz did a great job putting together a memorable wedding video.

So why, then, is the couple suing Visualaz for a whopping $50K? Read more…

Could the Morel v. AFP/Getty Case Rewrite the Rules of Licensing Negotiation?

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As it turns out, we all might have some skin in the Daniel Morel vs. AFP/Getty Images copyright game; and we’re not just talking about emotional investment here, there are serious precedents being set. Read more…

The AP Goes After George Zimmerman for Copying a Photo for One of His Paintings

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For the second time in one week, the Associated Press is making headlines of its own. Earlier in the week, the agency was praised by some and condemned by others when it decided to let a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer go over an edited photo, and now the AP is going after George Zimmerman over a painting he was selling. 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…

Photographer Called Out by PhotoStealers Threatens Defamation Lawsuit

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Many of you are familiar with the website PhotoStealers, which acts as “a wall of shame… dedicated to photographers that feel that it’s okay to steal others work and post it as their own.” Photo theft is expertly weeded out and exposed by the site’s creator, who has taken on some big names including Jasmine Star and Doug Gordon.

The most recent PhotoStealers post, however, might reach even more epic proportions than the Star/Gordon shame-fest. It involves one Christopher Jones of CJ Photography and, before long, might involve a defamation lawsuit as well. Read more…

Polaroid’s iM1836 Mirrorless ILC is No More Thanks to Nikon Lawsuit

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The Polaroid iM1836 has had a rough go of it since it first burst onto the scene at last year’s CES. Nobody seemed to think the camera was anything to write home about, and its similarity to Nikon’s 1-Series cameras was undeniable.

So undeniable, in fact, that earlier this year, Nikon filed a lawsuit to try to get the iM1836 pulled from the shelves. Yesterday, they succeeded. Read more…

Daniel Morel Awarded $1.2M in Damages in Lawsuit Against AFP and Getty Images

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The Daniel Morel vs AFP/Getty Images saga has been going on since 2010 when the agencies first pulled his photos off of Twitter and distributed them without permission to several major publications. Now the saga has finally ended, and ended on very happy terms for Morel, who is walking away from the deal $1.2 million richer. Read more…

Photographer Wins Big in Copyright Case, $1.6M Big

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It’s always nice when we stumble across a copyright case that doesn’t lead to wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth, rare as that might be. So when we ran across the news that a photographer pulled in $1.6 million in a copyright lawsuit, we just had to share it. Read more…

Sports Photographers Sue NFL, Getty & AP in Complex Rights Case

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Seven sports photographers are suing the National Football League, Getty Images and the Associated Press in a complex case that argues the agencies went too far in allowing their images to be freely used for promotions by the league. Read more…

Nikon Sues Polaroid, Claims the iM1836 Infringes on the Design of the 1 Series

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It’s not uncommon for cameras to look similar in this day and age. Even the Sony A7 and A7r, which haven’t even been released yet, are being described as “OM-D-like” by rumor sites. But at what point does “similarity” cross the line to “infringement.”

Well, if you need an example, just take a look at Polaroid’s iM1836, because Nikon is filing a lawsuit against the company and camera manufacturer Sakar International over just that. Read more…