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Author Topic: "Stone Collection" images part of Getty vs Advernet loss  (Read 2131 times)

SoylentGreen

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"Stone Collection" images part of Getty vs Advernet loss
« on: July 30, 2012, 02:07:59 PM »
Sorry if this had been mentioned before, but I think that this is of interest.

We've talked about the "(Tony) Stone Collection" many times on the forum.
It's believed that this group of images constitutes one of Getty's stronger suits in regard to legal standing.
Additionally, it's been stated by more than one person that this collection was sold as royalty free, but was then moved into rights managed territory.

If one refers to the Getty vs Advernet complaint at:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/81920643/Getty-Images-vs-Advernet-Complaint



One can see that several "Stone Collection" images were part of the complaint.
Since this case was a loss for Getty, I think that we can say with some confidence that the "stone Collection" never had much legal weight at all.

Things could change in the future, of course.
However, I thought that I'd point this out in case anyone missed it.

S.G.



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Re: "Stone Collection" images part of Getty vs Advernet loss
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 02:16:27 PM »
Also worth noting is the fact that the "contract" was apparently digitally signed, which is generally acceptable, however, it was never by signed by anyone else, digitally or otherwise...contract null and void!
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