Discussion in 'Business of Photography' started by domkuw, Nov 21, 2019.
That's a shame - I'll miss him.
I think that you should settle and never do something so stupid again.
As a Getty photographer, it's interesting to note that Getty has first right to sue whenever my images licensed to Getty are infringed. Guess what they do, they try to get the infringer as a customer. Hence, while my attorney might get me $3,000, Getty gets paid 100-bucks or less and I get 20% of that. To make matters worse, they're prone to sit on an infringement for months and are reluctant to release the right to sue.
Anyway, the point is, the photographer's contract with Getty probably does not allow him to sue you directly. If there were a lot of money involved, then I'd suggest contacting Getty to report the photographer and try to reach a settlement through Getty.
BTW, stealing a photographer's work and then coming on a photographers' forum to ask how to get away with it shows a high quotient of ignorance. Don't EVER do it again.
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