Posts Tagged ‘lawsuit’

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…

Australian Photojournalist Loses PTSD Lawsuit, May Still Set Precedent

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Media outlets may need to start considering the possible psychological effects of difficult assignments on their photojournalists in the wake of an Australian photographer’s claim of crippling post-traumatic stress. Read more…

Olympus Still Dealing with a Plethora of Lawsuits in Wake of Accounting Scandal

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Some would say that the Olympus accounting scandal is officially over, insofar as jail sentences (or, rather, the lack thereof) have been doled out by the Japanese justice system. Even the company’s stock has rebounded and is currently sitting about 25% higher than it was before the dive it took when the company’s seedy business dealings came to light.

But stocks rebounding and executives getting off almost scott free aside, Olympus’ battle against the backlash from the scandal is far from over, as both Japanese and overseas entities continue to pursue legal action. Read more…

Model Sues Getty After Seeing Herself in an HIV-Positive Advertisement

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Stock photography heavyweight Getty Images is in some hot water after being sued by a model over the use of her portrait in an HIV-positive advertisement.
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Terry Richardson Says He Stands to Lose ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ in Gaga Case

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Sob alert: Fashion/celebrity photographer Terry Richardson says he’s likely to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars due to a recent ruling in a suit against Lady Gaga. Read more…

Philly Photog Sues District Attorney Over Use of Photo as Twitter Background

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Today’s award for taking copyright seriously goes to Philadelphia photographer/blooger R. Bradley Maule, who’s suing the city’s district attorney for allegedly misappropriating one of Maule’s images as the background for his Twitter page.

Maule specializes in writing and photography about urban architecture, especially that of Philadelphia, as chronicled on his Philly Skyline blog. Maule says in his suit that he discovered this April that one of the images posted on his blog, a 2005 shot of the Philadelphia skyline manipulated to look more or less as it does now, was decorating the Twitter page for District Attorney R. Seth Williams.
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Photographer and Editor Charged Over Topless Kate Middleton Photos

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An unnamed photographer and the editor of a French celebrity gossip magazine have been charged with privacy violations for publishing topless photos of new royal mom Kate Middleton (now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), and more charges are likely to follow. Read more…