Saturday, June 12, 2010

Infringement Suit

The Art Newspaper:

"Photographer Anne Pearse-Hocker is suing Firelight Media in [Virginia] for $450,000 for copyright infringement, claiming that their 2008 documentary 'We Shall Remain: Wounded Knee' used photographs she took of the 1973 siege without her permission .... [Pearse-Hocker] claims that she gave the photographs to the National Museum of the American Indian in 1996, but that she retained ownership of the copyright. She said that while Firelight asked the Smithsonian for permission to use the photographs, she was never contacted. Pearse-Hocker is also filing a copyright claim against the Smithsonian for allowing Firelight to use her work."