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SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2011, 21:56 »
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Thanks for posting that Sean :)

Looks like good news.  At least on the Getty site, photographers get paid when money is recovered from an infringement.  Hopefully it works the same at Istock?
Presumably Stacey knows, since she didn't originally get her EL for her Time magazine cover photo.

they contacted TIME and I got the extended license after the fact. so it was good.


« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2011, 16:07 »
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SNP,

 You got your extended license paid but did you receive any punitive damages? Through my experience and many others I have asked over the years they do not share the 10k ( or whatever the amount ) they made from suing or settling out of court with the company at fault. That was my only point, they will pay you once they collect just not any of the money they collected from the punitive damages. This is my experience from my career, it might be completely different with Istock I cannot say.

Best,
Jonathan

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2011, 16:55 »
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there was no suit....they asked, I got paid. the end ;-)

« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2011, 17:33 »
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Paying the contributor for the license that should have been downloaded is good.

But if there was copyright infringement, to the extent that a lawsuit was needed (which I would assume means that the image was used in some sort of huge way), wouldn't that also mean that the actual copyright holder had been infringed upon and the punitive damages should be shared? Rhetorical question...I already know the answer. But it's certainly not right. The image holder suffered damages just as much as Getty did. In fact, more so, IMHO.


 

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