Whispers and Warnings for 08/31/2016

Whispers and Warnings for 08/31/2016

18,000 images? Wow! That explains the high dollar amount!
Famed Photographer Highsmith Suing Getty for $1B over Alleged Copyright Infringement
“Photographer Carol Highsmith is known for her Americana-themed images, which she has captured in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Since 1988, she has been providing the images, free of charge, to the public through the Library of Congress. Unknown to her until recently, stock photo agency Getty Images had been selling her photos to paying clients while allegedly claiming exclusive copyright over them.”

Embarrassing plagiarism…
Law school confirms Mexican President Peña Nieto copied texts on his thesis
“The university where Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto earned his law degree in 1991 acknowledged that he copied texts and ideas without crediting their authors in his thesis.”

He must pay the feds all of his past and future earnings ($6.7 million so far) + $1.3 in legal fees
US Settles Case With Matt Bissonnette, Author of Controversial Bin Laden Book
“Bissonnette, a former Navy SEAL, signed a consent decree today acknowledging he ‘breached his fiduciary duties’ by failing to submit his book for a security review by the Pentagon before publishing it and for failing to get the government’s permission to publish it.”

The paper withheld a portion of the Pulitzer prize money?
Pulitzer Prize-winner files age discrimination lawsuit against Los Angeles Times
“Jeff Gottlieb, a former Los Angeles Times reporter who helped lead the team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against his old employer alleging age discrimination and detailing a years-long tug-of-war over prize money for a series of investigative stories.”

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