Getty Dodges Copyright Claims Over Donated Photos

By Bill Donahue (October 31, 2016, 1:53 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday tossed out claims of copyright infringement from a lawsuit accusing Getty Images Inc. of demanding licensing fees for images it doesn't control, but allowed certain state law claims against the photo giant to survive.

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith sued Getty back in July, after she said she received a threatening letter demanding payment for use of one of her own photos — one of many that she had donated to the Library of Congress so that they would be free for public use.

She said she then discovered that Getty had been licensing thousands...

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