Get your gavels ready. Canon USA has filed a pair of lawsuits against a handful of online photography retailers in an attempt to halt the sales of grey market gear – equipment that is legal and often cheaper to purchase, but isn’t covered by Canon’s warranty. [Read more…]
Earlier this week, Gura Gear’s acquisition of Tamrac closed its final chapter when the camera bag manufacturer announced the G-Elite series. While the merging of the two entities might be complete, it’s been far from smooth sailing.
In September of this year, Gura Gear filed a lawsuit claiming Peak Design’s new Everyday Messenger bag, funded on Kickstarter and designed with the help of photographer Trey Ratcliff, infringes on a number of patents held by Gura Gear. [Read more…]
The selfie is long past the point of just being a trend; it has become part of our daily routine with the type of selfie you take or the person you take it with being a status-symbol of sorts.
According to a singer named Jesse Graham you can, and the price is approximately $42 million.
Graham claims the chorus of Taylor Swift’s hit ‘Shake It Off’ was copied from one of his songs, and as compensation he requested to be named as a writer of the song and get a selfie with Swift.
Having been denied by her team, Graham replaced his request for a selfie and credit for a $42 million lawsuit.
Creative commons licensing is great, especially for online content creators. It can also be a tremendous tool for gaining recognition through use of your work as you are just starting out in the creative world. However, it can be a double-edged sword for the unsuspecting.
A few days ago, a court in Washington, DC found in favor of a defendant after they were sued by a photographer for allegedly using his work without permission or compensation. Why did the photographer seemingly get shafted in this deal? Because of Creative Commons…
The company responded on Monday filing a motion to dismiss the lawsuit immediately, stating the photographer’s complaint “presents exactly the sort of meritless case that motions to dismiss are intended to address”.
Nike claims that its photo, on which the logo silhouette is based, and Rentmeester’s photo are not “virtually identical” as the law requires.
Another motion has been filed asking that the company be exempt from having to reveal details regarding the Jordan brand business.
Yanai Yechiel was commissioned to photograph a politician running in the Israeli Labor Party primaries. Since it was a small campaign, there was a very limited budget and the photo was to be used only for the internal elections, he accepted the PR company’s request and did the job for a modest price.
You can imagine his surprise, and anger, when 18 months later he discovered the photo was being used as one of the main images in the nationwide campaign for the politician who is currently leading the polls for the general elections and may be Israel’s next Prime Minister.
The developments in this case emphasize the importance of having a written contract, clearly covering all your bases.
The singer’s lawyers have requested to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by paparazzo Walter Lee who claims he was hit by Bieber’s Ferarri back in 2013, arguing it was Lee’s fault.
A video of the incident leaves some doubt as to the paparazzo’s claims and will kind of make you hate anyone holding a camera.
Meanwhile, Bieber tried avoiding a visit to the courthouse in another paparazzi-related lawsuit, claiming it would be too expensive for him to show up.
In a suit filed on January 28th in the California District Court, Adobe has accused the retail clothing company, Forever 21, with pirating software. Adobe alleges Forever 21 has illegally obtained 63 copies of various Adobe products such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Corel and Autodesk have also joined the lawsuit, citing Forever 21 has pirated copies of their software as well.
The piracy has apparently been an ongoing issue between Adobe and Forever 21. In the suit, Adobe states Forever 21, “continued their infringing activities even after being contacted by Adobe regarding the infringement.” It is not known exactly how the software company was able to track the incident; however, Adobe is in possession of specific registration numbers and dates corresponding to the allegedly pirated software. [Read more…]
Just five days ago Nikon announced that it will repair D750 cameras that are affected by the flaring issue at no cost, giving their customers peace of mind.
As of 12 hours ago, give or take, Amazon have stopped selling Nikon’s newest full frame DSLR, and suspended existing orders.
Is Nikon hiding the severity of the problem or are Amazon afraid of getting caught up in a lawsuit?
Politicians write the rules, but that doesn’t mean they need to follow them, right? But it is also becoming more common for courts to rule in favor of the artist than it used to…
A Jerusalem court judge had ordered the Likud party, lead by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay 20,000 NIS (approx. $5,000) in compensation due to copyright infringement.
The photographer, Shmuel Rachmani, sued the Likud for $37,500 following its failure to credit two of his images which the Likud had used in a television campaign last year. [Read more…]