Years Later, Ruling In Photo Copyright Suit Overturned

Law360, New York (June 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A photographer who won a copyright infringement suit against National Geographic for using his photographs in a digital compilation without his permission saw his claims thrown back into court on Wednesday, after an appeals court concluded that the original decision conflicted with a Supreme Court ruling.

Jerry Greenberg, a freelance photographer, brought the original suit against National Geographic magazine in 1997, alleging that a 30 disk CD-ROM set the publication released that year contained his pictures without his permission.

The CD-ROM set contained each monthly issue...
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