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07/28/2016 06:19:50 PM · #1
possible the suit of all times: Highsmith vs Getty
07/28/2016 06:51:59 PM · #2
Uh-oh. Looks to me like Getty has a real problem!
07/28/2016 06:55:03 PM · #3
Originally posted by kirbic:

Uh-oh. Looks to me like Getty has a real problem!

And the rest of us access to a new source of "free" images ... :-)
07/28/2016 08:01:01 PM · #4
Oh wow
07/28/2016 09:49:48 PM · #5
I'd love to know what actually is happening there from Getty's POV. Taking what the article says at face value, how does Getty justify it? On the surface of it, they sound awfully predatory, maybe on the same sort of level as people who file "retroactive patents" and then go after the inventors...
07/28/2016 11:48:17 PM · #6
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I'd love to know what actually is happening there from Getty's POV. Taking what the article says at face value, how does Getty justify it? On the surface of it, they sound awfully predatory, maybe on the same sort of level as people who file "retroactive patents" and then go after the inventors...


Would love to hear Getty's "side of it", but this doesn't seem very explainable...
07/29/2016 12:54:18 AM · #7
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I'd love to know what actually is happening there from Getty's POV. Taking what the article says at face value, how does Getty justify it? On the surface of it, they sound awfully predatory, maybe on the same sort of level as people who file "retroactive patents" and then go after the inventors...

Would love to hear Getty's "side of it", but this doesn't seem very explainable...

If she had some sort of contract with Getty before undertaking this project, that might be exploiting that?

ETA: Getty has this to say;

Originally posted by Getty:

We are reviewing the complaint. We believe it is based on a number of misconceptions, which we hope to rectify with the plaintiff as soon as possible. If that is not possible, we will defend ourselves vigorously.

The content in question has been part of the public domain for many years. It is standard practice for image libraries to distribute and provide access to public domain content, and it is important to note that distributing and providing access to public domain content is different to asserting copyright ownership of it.


Message edited by author 2016-07-29 00:58:25.
07/29/2016 01:07:20 AM · #8
The plot thickens...
07/29/2016 08:58:20 PM · #9
Here is what the Los Angeles Times has to say about it.

Message edited by GeneralE - fixed link.
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