Class Action Against Getty Images
- A class-action lawsuit is filed against Getty Images regarding Getty’s
new product, “Premium Access.”
& Kreindler has filed a class-action lawsuit against Getty Images in
the Eastern District of New York on behalf of dozens of professional
photographers whose images were incorporated without their permission into
Getty’s new product “Premium Access.”
According to Kreindler, Premium Access is not a rights-managed product.
Getty has shirked its responsibility as a picture archive to track the use of plaintiffs' images, and to set pricing per use in good faith on a commercially reasonable basis.
As a result, photographers have lost
the ability to track the uses being made of their images.
named plaintiffs in the lawsuit are some of the world’s leading photographers.
Their photographs have been licensed by Getty to major media clients for as
little as $2.08 for extensive, untracked use. According to Nelson
Getty's prices have severely undercut the market for comparable photographs, damaged the future market for these photographs, and violated both the Rights Managed Image Distribution agreements Getty signed and the Uniform Commercial Code.
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