April 14, 2007

McClatchey suing AP for $150,000 over photo

But I thought Val wasn’t in it for the money?

Lawsuit over 9/11 photo heads to trial

April 12, 2007

The Tribune-Democrat

The AP used the photo with a story about McClatchey and also put it on a downloadable database without her permission, McClatchey asserts. She is seeking at least $150,000 in damages, plus any profits AP realized.

And I wonder if the media made their checks out to the Todd Beamer Foundation for this...

Judge preserves lawsuit over Sept. 11 photo

Tuesday, April 03, 2007
By Milan Simonich, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Before her trouble with the AP, Mrs. McClatchey had licensed the use of her photo to various news organizations, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Newsweek and ABC. She generally charged $250 to $350 for one-time use of the picture, admitting she did not know how much freelance photographers commanded.

She is seeking $150,000 in damages, contending the AP was guilty of "willful infringement" of the copyright.

Read latest updates about her photo here.


Spooked said...

too funny

Spooked said...

you should remind AP that her photo is bogus... it might change the complexion of the case