copyrightinfringement

Gun-Toting Couple Billed by Photog for Using Viral Photo on Greeting Cards

The St. Louis couple who are facing felony gun charges for pointing guns at protestors marching close to their home have found themselves in yet another legal dispute. The photographer who shot a viral photo of the couple has sent them a bill after discovering that they had turned his photo into greeting cards without permission.

Photographer Wins Lawsuit Against BuzzFeed, Sets Major DMCA Precedent

Last week, photographer Gregory Mango won an important lawsuit against online publication BuzzFeed; it's important, not because of the payout involved, but because of the precedent set by the court, which ruled that BuzzFeed was liable for 3rd party infringement of his photo because they removed his copyright info from the image.

Volvo Says All Public Instagram Photos are Fair Game in New Court Filing

A couple of months ago, automotive photographer Jack Schroeder and model Britni Sumida filed a lawsuit against car maker Volvo, accusing them of "willful and wanton" copyright infringement. In a major update to the case, Volvo is trying to get the suit thrown out by claiming that all public Instagram photos are basically free to use and share.

Instagram Says You Need Permission to Embed Someone’s Public Photos

Instagram just released a bombshell statement about copyright infringement. In response to recent developments in a lawsuit between a pro photographer and Newsweek, the photo sharing site told Ars Technica that it does NOT grant a sub-license to anyone who uses their "embed" feature to share a public photo.

Photographer Sues Microsoft for Millions Over Copyright Infringement

Photographer Matilde Gattoni is suing Microsoft corporation for millions of dollars in damages after she discovered that company-owned publication MSN used several of her images in an article about "the women leading China's wine revolution" without paying to license them or asking for permission.

Instagram’s Moral Imperative: Let Users Disable Embedding

The past few years have made it abundantly clear that platforms hold disproportionate power in the online sphere – from Uber to Grubhub to Amazon. Online success is predicated on building both utility as well as a critical mass of users, and for that, platforms should be congratulated.

Did Apple Copy My Photo for Their TV Show?

Last night, once the kids were safely nestled in bed and only the wife and I remained awake, I reached for my iPhone, opened up the Remote app to fire up my Apple TV, launched Apple TV+, and hit play on one of the tech giant's newest shows: Amazing Stories.

Photographer Finds Her Photos Have Been Stolen and Used Over 1,500 Times via PicsArt

Photographer Rosie Hardy recently recently opened a pandora's box of image theft and appropriation when she discovered that several of her images were being shared as "free to use" stickers through the PicsArt photo editing app. After a bit of digging, she found that her stolen photos had been used without permission, credit, or compensation over 1,500 times.