View Full Version : Photographer wins court case

03-23-2011, 12:05 PM
Here is a link Photographer Patrick Cariou Wins Case Over Artist Richard Prince | Pixiq (http://www.pixiq.com/article/photographer-patrick-cariou-wins-over-artist-richard-prince) in which a photographer wins an infingement case calculated in the millions of dollars.

Wicked Dark
03-23-2011, 12:34 PM
I read about that yesterday. It's a good thing.

03-23-2011, 03:50 PM
Love the result of that one.

03-23-2011, 04:12 PM
Thanks for posting this. I had never heard about it. Good news!

03-24-2011, 06:47 PM
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Wow, that was pretty blatant "appropriating" on the part of Prince. That is good news.

03-25-2011, 09:27 AM
I may end up being happy and think I will but it does lead to other questions about how much of a copyrighted work or trademarked image may appear in a work of art? I had wondered how he has gotten away with it for as long as he has but courts can be funny and take something like this ruling and go too far in protecting copyrighted/trademarked images/material that end up in legitimate works of art and what exactly is fair use? I think this is an extreme case and wonder how common this is. I mean look at Warhol and would he have been able to do those Copyrighted/Trademark soup cans these days or many of his other works?

03-25-2011, 10:41 AM
On the other hand...

Noam Galai’s Stolen Scream (http://www.digital-photography-school.com/noam-galais-stolen-scream)

03-25-2011, 10:57 AM
I wish they would have posted whatexactly was "stolen" as "fair use". To me fair use has the word "use" in itand therefor the "artist" should be compensated as such if the person "using "it stands aaaaaaaa monetary gain. Now I see AL's spin on this as well.If I phtograph a scene in which soeone elses work appers do they have the right to sue me? that a fine edged sword sepending on the circumstances ( ei if Their work is the prodominent focas of my shot). As for the stolen scream, the phtographer admits he has contacted the rip off artist but has not heard anything back. He needs to persue more in a leagl action way and has not really done so.

03-25-2011, 11:10 PM
On the other hand...

Noam Galai’s Stolen Scream (http://www.digital-photography-school.com/noam-galais-stolen-scream)

It is why I am so protective of my images. I do them because I love photography but now I also do it for money and views are important but not at the cost of loss of sales. I rarely put much online, just stuff I never plan on selling and not photos I consider my better ones. Poor guy too bad he cannot find a lawyer that will do it for a percentage of damages. I would be outraged.