Apple TV image violated copyright?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Doctor Q, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    According to CNET (story), Apple is facing a copyright violation suit from a professional photographer, for the "wall of images" image used by Apple for its Apple TV promotions.

    Here's a shot of the Apple TV image when it was first introduced at Macworld 2007:

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    You've seen similar versions in the product's intro video.

    And here, on photographer Louie Psihoyos' website, is the photo that he says has been infringed upon:

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    Do you think he has a good case?

    By the way, Louie Psihoyos has some other clever photos. Take a look at his "Concepts" photos in his Portfolio section.
     
  2. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    I think I saw this on Engadget earlier today. This guy has a case, unless Apple can prove that they created that concept before he posted this image.

    Edit: Just looked at the Concept photos and some of them are really cool. But why did he wait until 6 months after the product release to get after Apple on this?
     
  3. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Here is the Engadget story.

    Maybe the delay was because he was still negotiating with Apple, or maybe the case has been in progress for a while but is now being publicized to put more pressure on Apple.
     
  4. gkarris macrumors 604

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    An old Christian marriage addage:

    "It's easier to ask for FORGIVENESS than it is for PERMISSION..." :p
     
  5. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Modern addage:

    "It can be more expensive to pay for FORGIVENESS than for PERMISSION..."
     

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