Posts Tagged Court case

What’s It Worth?

One of the first questions creatives ask (to themselves or others) when their work is infringed, is, “How much is this worth?” or “What can I get out of this”?  Logical questions to ask. One of the worst things you can do is ask your “friends” online. If you want a boatload of bad information […]

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For the Want of a Model Release

For those readers who cling to the absurd notion spread by your comrades that written, signed model releases aren’t really that important, be warned that this article will upset you.  We hope it scares the heck out of you. Here are the relevant facts and portions of the March 6th decision of Justice A. Singh […]

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Creepy Crawler Gets Stepped On – Fair Use Fails

The almost reflexive cry of “fair use” is often employed upon receipt of a claim of copyright infringement.  The response has the benefits of being short and sounding definitive.  As we have frequently stated, most often the defense does not apply in the overwhelming majority of copyright infringement cases. The following case is not a […]

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One Size Does Not Fit All

We have both been getting questions from photographers looking for a one-size fit all answer to questions. Many people quote a specific case to support their flawed business practice or disregard of the law. We have always tried to emphasize that many examples and many situations are very much case dependent, meaning the answers are […]

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Corbis Takes Yet Another Hit

The Court of Appeals for the State of Washington has rendered a decision against Corbis to the tune of some 12.75 million dollars. Great articles here at Register.co.uk and here at Geek.com. According to the Appellate Court’s opinion, in 2004 Corbis hired a company known as Infoflows to, “develop a system to track and manage […]

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