ANOTHER COPYRIGHT INFRINGER PAYS FOR BREAKING THE LAW!!!

Local Pope Francis painter Perry Milou agrees to settlement with Getty Images

Well, in good new today, Getty Images has enforced their Intellectual Property Rights and come to an agreement with Perry Milou over his unlawful use of their property.


From the news article at THE TRENTONIAN NEWS WEBSITE

“The matter is resolved in a manner that respects the rights of Getty Images, its photographer and my client.”

“The photographer who captured these images will be compensated for his work accordingly,” Getty spokeswoman Sarah Lochting said Tuesday in an email. “In addition, Getty images is donating part of the licensing proceeds to The Chris Hondros Fund, a recognized 501©(3) not-for-profit organization established in honor of Getty Images photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed in 2011 on assignment in Libya.”

“Milou’s copyright dilemma is almost identical to the situation involving Shepard Fairey’s Obama “HOPE” poster. Fairey based his poster off an Associated Press photograph and the parties settled out of court for $1.6 million in 2011.”


All in all, a good outcome. Derivative Artists around the world (and alllll over RedBubble) should sit up and take notice… the law applies to you as well – if you want to create a work based on pre-existing material then you must get permission first – or face the consequences.


See my previous Journal about this case.


 

Further Reading … if you are still having trouble sleeping, or you have no social life…

 

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COPYRIGHT & DMCA – Part 1

 

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COPYRIGHT & DMCA – Part 2

 

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COPYRIGHT & DMCA – Part 3

 

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COPYRIGHT & DMCA – Part 4

 

REDBUBBLE – COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, & DMCA

 

PLAGIARISM TODAY WEBSITE – DMCA ARCHIVES

 

7 COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT DMCA COUNTER NOTICES

 

ART THEFT, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT … by Cindy Schnackel

 

MORE WAYS ART IS STOLEN by Cindy Schnackel

 

AVVO Copyright Infringement Advice Page

 

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