Photog Sues Smithsonian Over Wounded Knee Pics

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 5:43 PM EDT) -- A photographer has accused the Smithsonian Institution and Firelight Media Inc. of copyright infringement over a set of photos of the 1973 siege of Wounded Knee, S.D., which the national research and museum facility gave to Firelight to feature in a documentary.

Anne Pearse-Hocker took the pictures at issue "under direct automatic weapons and rifle fire at considerable risk to her own life and safety,” according to separate complaints filed against Firelight in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Wednesday and...
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