The past decade has been tough for photographers. Many have seen their incomes plummet, as the easy availability of a “right-click license” replaced an untold number of real, paid licenses. This boom in infringement has inevitably led to a boom in demand letters and actual lawsuits by photographers seeking redress for unauthorized uses of their works online, largely filed in the Southern District of New York by small firms that range from “aggressive” to “ethically challenged.”
For April’s event we are excited to be joined by two New York-based litigators who have been in the center of some of the most high-profile copyright battles over photographs in recent years: Nancy Wolff of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard, who has represented many prominent photographers as well as photo-licensing agencies including Getty Images, and Lance Koonce of Davis Wright Tremaine, who has defended media companies accused of infringing photographers’ copyrights.
Nancy and Lance will address several of the hot topics raised by the recent proliferation of photography litigation, including:
The panel discussion will be moderated by AJ Thomas of Jenner & Block, who is an experienced media and entertainment litigator focusing on copyright and trademark matters, First Amendment cases, and complex business litigation.
Andrew J. Thomas