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General Litigation

Makers of Pine-Tree Deodorizers Allowed to Proceed With Lawsuit Against Getty Images

Getty Images, the world’s largest licensor of digital images, got a taste of its own medicine last week, when Federal District Court Judge Glenn Suddaby, of the Northern District of New York, denied Getty’s motion to dismiss a claim of trademark infringement brought against the company by Car-Freshener, Inc., the company that brings you those […]

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Copyright Law

NY Court Deals Huge Blow to Digital Image Companies by Invalidating Registration Method

In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for the licensors of digital images, Federal Judge Loretta Preska, the Chief Judge for the Southern District of New York, declared as improper and unenforceable the standard method for registering images by digital image warehouses like Corbis and Masterfile (the biggest of them Getty Images, does not […]

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Copyright Law

Caution: Your Website Images May Be Illegal!

One of the other websites I am associated with   extortionletterinfo.com,  is devoted to the issue of digital imagery on the web and the copyright attached to them.  A number of the world’s largest digital image warehouses, notably Getty Images, Masterfile and Corbis, have begun asserting claims for images controlled by them and used by […]