Texas Justices To Hear Photographer's Suit Against University

By Michelle Casady (January 15, 2021, 7:37 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a photographer's case alleging that the University of Houston unconstitutionally took his copyrighted image without permission, which a lower appellate court tossed.

The state's high court set oral arguments for Feb. 25 in the dispute between photographer Jim Olive and the University of Houston System. The case asks the court to decide whether the university must compensate Olive, who operates Photolive Inc., for use of a photograph of downtown Houston, or if it enjoys governmental immunity from such claims as a state entity.

The First Court of Appeals in Houston determined in...

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