• Posts Tagged ‘photographs’

    The Photography Suits In a Nutshell

    by  • July 8, 2014 • copyright • 1 Comment

    I’ve been writing for some time (recursive link) about numerous lawsuits between photographers, or their agencies, and textbook publishers that have used photographs in excess of what they originally licensed for their books. Mostly I’ve been writing about challenges to standing, which are early in the cases on a motion to dismiss. But some...

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    9th Circuit Agrees with Copyright Office

    by  • March 27, 2014 • copyright • 1 Comment

    There is a rash of lawsuits brought by photographic agencies against textbook publishers, claiming that the publishers underreported the number of copies of books that were published. The publishers are fighting back and there are two main grounds for attack—that the requirements for registration were not met and that the individual photographers’ assignments to...

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    You Can’t Fire Me, I Own the Copyright

    by  • June 18, 2010 • copyright

    This is an old case I’ve been hanging on to for awhile. It’s a situation where the rights asserted are in lieu of an entirely different claim. Here, the plaintiff was ticked off he was fired and retaliated through copyright law. Pro se plaintiff Joseph Valdez was a real estate salesman working for defendant...

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