Thursday July 28, 2016

Copyright Infringement Lawsuit of the Day

If you are unlawfully using someone else's photographs to make money, it's probably a good idea not to try to sue the actual owner of the images for copyright infringement. The best part about this story is that now Getty finds itself on the receiving end of a $1 billion lawsuit as a result of its shenanigans.

She says in her lawsuit that she learned of Getty’s use of her images when she received a letter from the agency in December 2015, charging her with copyright infringement for the display of one of her own images on her website. Getty demanded that she pay for the use. She subsequently discovered that Getty was sending such demand letters to other users of her images, according to her lawsuit.