Photographer sues Getty Images for $1B because they're charging for pix she donated to LoC


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/27/photographer-sues-getty-images.html


#2

Here’s hoping that she wins and copyright law is changed as a result of it!!

Why are you all laughing? It could happen right?


#3

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer company.


#4

Actually it could happen, if the case reaches the Supreme Court.


#5

Gosh, winter looks nice right about now.


#6

Like this’ll stop. Estelle Getty doesn’t care who she hurts!


#7

Oh my universal non-deity, how I hope this ends in the chance to express some thankful schadenfreude…


#8

The photographer will likely win but be awarded a much lower and reasonable amount. Though the $1B lawsuit is probably intended to garner attention and embarrass Getty into a settlement


#9

What do you mean?

This seems like a perfectly reasonable amount to ask for in a copyright lawsuit. Just ask the RIAA/MPAA.


#10

YES. YES. YES.

Fuck Getty, and fuck their lawyers extra hard.

When Getty sued me a few years ago, the copyright lawyer I spoke with said that 90% of his cases deal with Getty or their subsidiaries. “Don’t fight them. They’re basically a legal company that also happens to license photos.”


#11

Guh. Paywall. How is this news if it doesn’t exist anywhere but one place?


#12

I can imagine Doctor Evil right now, pinky firmly in place on the lips saying “One BILLION dollars.”


#13

Provided we ever get another Justice on there. Stupid GOP!! This is why we can’t have a nice country!


#14

Here’s a non-paywalled article about this:


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#16

yeah! but why stop at a billion? I think a trillion dollars would be more appropriate


#17

Came to see this.
Am now happy.


#18

You owe me the expenses of getting all this coffee off my screen.


#19

Sue me.


#21

It’s another hungry mouth to feed
At The Getty