The iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses and their management are soon to end up in court. The band’s longtime photographer, Katarina Benzova, has filed a lawsuit against the band, accusing them of copyright infringement. What’s more, she’s also accused the band manager of sexual abuse.
A photographer who issued a lawsuit against celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D for using his photo of jazz legend Miles Davis as a tattoo has finally been granted a jury trial. The judge cited the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in The Andy Warhol Foundation v. Lynn Goldsmith case in the decision.
Los Angeles-based photographer Jeff Sedlik initiated a lawsuit in 2021 against Kat Von D, accusing her of infringing his copyright by using his iconic 1989 photo of Miles Davis for a tattoo on her friend Blake Farmer.
The Authors Guild and famous writers like George R.R. Martin, Jonathan Franzen, John Grisham, and Jodi Picoult are suing OpenAI. They claim that the company used their books without asking to train their AI models – without permission, apparently. The lawsuit was just filed in New York, and it will be a class action suit, which would let other writers join in.
A United States District Court Judge has determined that AI-generated artworks cannot have copyright protection. The ruling came as a response to a lawsuit brought before the court by Stephen Thaler against the US Copyright Office.
Thaler sought copyright for an AI-generated image produced using his Creativity Machine algorithm. The decision made by Judge Beryl A. Howell raises important questions about the intersection of technology and artistic authorship.
Can you imagine being charged thousands of dollars for using your own images? Neither can I, but this has recently happened to a renowned Chinese astrophotographer. Visual China Group (VCG) or “the Getty of China” accused Jeff Dai of copyright violation after he shared his own photos on social media. And for this “violation,” he might need to pay up to $12,000.
A Photographer is suing prominent cannabis website Leafly for unlawful use of his photographs of iconic rappers Snoop Dog and Tupac. According to sources, the lawsuit alleges that Leafly unlawfully published and displayed Monroe’s photography without his consent.
The heart of the dispute lies in an article about blunts, hollowed-out cigars filled with marijuana, according to Green Market Report. At the centre of the post was a side-by-side portrait featuring iconic rappers Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg. The caption accompanying the image suggested that Tupac taught Snoop the art of crafting blunts, which, in turn, led the rapper to smoke ten a day.
I was shocked to learn recently that a portrait I took almost ten years ago might have an unpaid agreement worth $6,000,000.00 today. I did know the photos would be important, that HE would be important. I could not have known how very right I was.
In January 2014, I took the first professional portraits of Vitalik Buterin, the teen inventor of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum. I believed strongly that the 19-year-old Vitalik Buterin was altruistic, and you could feel history being made when he spoke. I recall the hairs standing up on my arms and a shiver in my spine.
Two photographers have lost a copyright case against Instagram. The court recently ruled that embedding photos on third-party websites is not a copyright infringement. This might have implications for all photographers out there, and it’s also not the first time that a photographer lost to Meta in a similar case.
Australian photographer, Helen Whittle, has expressed deep pain after discovering her image of her daughter has been used in a pro-Russia mural on a war-ravaged building in Mariupol, Ukraine.
The mural, created by Italian street artist Ciro Cerullo, known as Jorit, features a young girl with the colours of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in her eyes, accompanied by a falling bomb with the word “Nato” behind her.