Photo Rights in Dispute; Lawsuit by Photo Stringers Accuses AP of Trying to Strong-Arm Their Copyrights
Sullivan, John, Editor & Publisher
ALTHOUGH A FEDERAL judge recently ruled against freelance writers in a case involving copyrights in electronic media, freelance photographers are involved in a similar battle with the Associated Press.
A group called the National Association of Freelance Photographers sued AlP last March in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and on charges of copyright infringement and unfair business practices. But in a recent response to the suit, AP countersued, denying all accusations and taking the position that the organization has no basis in law to make a case.
The NAFP said AP attempted to deny the association's existence, despite its claimed 200 …
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Publication information: Article title: Photo Rights in Dispute; Lawsuit by Photo Stringers Accuses AP of Trying to Strong-Arm Their Copyrights. Contributors: Sullivan, John - Author. Magazine title: Editor & Publisher. Volume: 130. Issue: 36 Publication date: September 6, 1997. Page number: 15. © 2002 Editor & Publisher. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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