Getty Images says $1 billion lawsuit is based on 'misconceptions' ...

BRITTANY HILLEN, DPREVIEW:

"On July 25, photographer Carol M. Highsmith filed a lawsuit against Getty Images seeking $1 billion in damages over the company’s alleged infringement of her photo copyrights. The lawsuit names both Getty Images and distributor Alamy, claiming both have been charging licensing fees for the use of photos she provided to the Library of Congress for public use. The suit also names LCS, which it claims is owned by or operated under common control with Getty. In a response to the lawsuit, Getty said, 'We believe it is based on a number of misconceptions.'"

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