The real cost of being sued by Getty | Copyright Action

The real cost of being sued by Getty | Copyright Action.

Thanks to Andrew Farrington for pointing this one out  – “This is a very interesting article about a small business who ‘unwittingly’ used an image of Getty’s without paying – but they paid considerably in the end. I think this chord of fear needs to be struck by all of us involved in the imag…e-making industry, be it models; film-makers; photographers; fine-artists – Too many people think ANY image posted on teh net is now fair game for completely free use/abuse.”

Copyright and Ip is important and all creative professionals and the general public need to understand what is acceptable and what is not.

from copyrightaction.com The Copyright Action website is created and maintained by EPUK http://epuk.org “We’re an email group for professional editorial photographers who want to talk business. We don’t do techie stuff. We don’t do cliquey in-crowd gossip. We don’t talk cameras or computers. We talk about the nuts and bolts of being in business – like copyright, licensing, fees, insurance.”

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