Archive for the 'infringement' tag

9th Circuit: Artist Entitled to Collect $450,000 Copyright Infringement Award

This past Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Artist Donald Wakefield, whose work was copied by real estate billionaire Igor Olenicoff, the world’s 156th richest person according to Forbes, is entitled to…
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Web Service Trolling for Copyright Infringement on Behalf of Artists

Website, Pixsy, is now offering a service to artists in which they will secure payment for photographers from alleged infringers by esentially reverse image searching a work. The cost, in addition to any cost of joining,…
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Getty Images Responds to Billion Dollar Copyright Lawsuit

Documentary photographer, Carol Highsmith, is suing Getty Images for $1 billion claiming copyright infringement after the photo service sent her a $120 bill for using her own photo. The photo that was flagged was not only…
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Rectifying Fair Use after Cariou v. Prince: Reviving the Forgotten Statutory Text and Requiring that Unauthorized Copying Be Justified, Rather than Merely “Transformative”

Another law review article hot off the press. This time authored by our good friend, Dan Brooks, counsel for Patrick Cariou in the infamous Cariou v. Prince appropriation/copyright infringement case. Brooks’ thesis, …
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How Google Stole the Work of Millions of Authors

Roxana Robinson, president of the Authors Guild in New York, on why the U.S. Supreme Court should hear the Author’s Guild lawsuit against Google. (It’s on the WSJ, so need paid subscription. Probably due to copyright…
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YouTube Pledges to Defend Users Against DMCA Takedowns

On Thursday last week, YouTube announced that it would cover the legal costs of some of its users with what they think are strong fair use defenses who face takedown demands. Initially, YouTube will only back four creators,…
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National Academy Workshop: Art and Law: Key Legal Issues for Artists

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