But I thought Val wasn’t in it for the money?
Lawsuit over 9/11 photo heads to trial
April 12, 2007
BY SANDRA K. REABUCK
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.