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Author Topic: Getty Loses Major Case Brought by Photographer Daniel Morel  (Read 4129 times)


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Re: Getty Loses Major Case Brought by Photographer Daniel Morel
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 11:39:57 AM »
Thanks for posting the story of this important case.  Yes, lots of irony..!
Getty should be second only to the copyright office in knowledge of copyright laws/conventions.
So, it's baffling that they'd do something like this, let alone try to fight it in court.

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Re: Getty Loses Major Case Brought by Photographer Daniel Morel
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 11:59:35 AM »
Getty admits in their PDF brochure “Be Sure Of It” that they don’t know who the copyright holder is on some of their images that they liscense to you so they try to sell you an insurance policy to protect you against the images they are selling you!  What a company.  Here is the text from page 5 of Be Sure Of It.

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Image GuaranteeTM
Not every image comes with a model or property release.
Sometimes, with certain non-released imagery or
footage, it’s simply not possible to find or identify a rights
holder, if one even exists. So clearance just isn’t an option.
Normally, that would leave you legally unprotected – and
put your ideal image out of reach. But it doesn’t have to
be tha tway. Based on our research,we’re often able
to give you an image guarantee. Getty Images Image
Guarantee services provides you with an extra layer of
protection by indemnifying you against any model or
property claims. For a fee based on your expected usage,
Getty Images covers you completely in the event a third party
comes forward tomake a claim.
Our Image Guarantee service not only protects you from
liability, it dramatically expands your creative palette by
broadening the range of imagery you can put to use for a
whole host of commercial and promotional campaigns.
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Re: Getty Loses Major Case Brought by Photographer Daniel Morel
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 12:02:02 PM »
I hope Morel doesn't settle, the nerve of Getty Images to even think they could get away with this is unbelievable, and to add salt to the wound they put their friggin name and logo on the images!...thats is not "innocent" in any way shape or form..... Would be nice if his attorney Joseph Baio could be able to slip in a little something in regards to Getty's practices that we deal with...just to put a bug in the judges ear if nothing else, as it probably wouldn't pertain..

Congratulations Jonathan Klein and Lisa Wilmer, well done!!..might need yet another award..for most ignorant trolls...
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Re: Getty Loses Major Case Brought by Photographer Daniel Morel
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 12:07:14 PM »
How iconic and ironic that Getty Images uses many of the same arguments it rejects from the little people from whom they extort so much money for infringements that in probably more than 98% of the cases are innocent to begin with.

I hope they get burned for millions and millions.

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Re: Getty Loses Major Case Brought by Photographer Daniel Morel
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 12:13:59 PM »
I hope they get burned for millions and millions.

much to kind....I'd like to see them burned to the ground....Copyright Cow made have made a good decision for find a few other "cash cows" to supplement his income...
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Re: Getty Loses Major Case Brought by Photographer Daniel Morel
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 12:26:10 PM »
I just love it when the shoe is on the other foot.  Of course, I doubt they will learn their lesson.....sigh!

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Re: Getty Loses Major Case Brought by Photographer Daniel Morel
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 10:45:05 AM »
Unfortunately, I agree with Oscar that a settlement is likely on the way.

But, as Robert says, I too would like to see Getty burned to the ground over this.

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Re: Getty Loses Major Case Brought by Photographer Daniel Morel
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 08:36:36 PM »
Either way they are going to suffer some serious butt hurt, they should stock up now on ointment.

Unfortunately, I agree with Oscar that a settlement is likely on the way.

But, as Robert says, I too would like to see Getty burned to the ground over this.
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