NBC Universal Accused of Copyright InfringementAdded: Friday, February 5th, 2016
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Media and entertaining companies including NBC Universal are known for suing pirates, but this time the company found itself on the receiving end of a copyright lawsuit: a photographer has sued NBC Universal for multiple copyright infringements, accusing its The Today Show of using his work on-air without permission.
Like any other media company whose content is widely infringed online, NBC Universal has fiercely protected its copyrights, threatening file-sharers with criminal prosecutions and pursuing The Pirate Bay in court. But now it has to defend itself in a copyright case: photographer Alexander Stross filed a lawsuit accusing the Today Show of infringing his content through multiple venues. The matter is that a series of pictures the photographer took of micro houses in Texas attracted mainstream new attention earlier in 2016. The Today Show also covered in a segment of his work, reaching an audience of millions of people, but did so without permission from the photographer. Stross also added that one of the photos was posted in a tweet without attribution (and that tweet is still online), with the coverage following by an article on the show website, again featuring the infringing photos credited to a third party.
The photographer explained that he contacted the company to resolve the problem and notified it about the incorrect credits, but got no response. Only after he hired a lawyer, The Today Show claimed that the architect of the houses gave permission to use the content, though it turned out that no permission was given at the time the content was used. In addition, the media company knew that the credit was incorrect because the original segment mentioned Stross as the author of the photos.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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