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[PetaPixel] Photographer sues Apple over the use of her photo to promote the retina display

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Apple is constantly engaged in its fair share of courtroom battles, but its latest one hits a little closer to home for photographers. Swiss photographer Sabine Liewald has filed a lawsuit against Apple for using her “Eye Closeup” photograph to promote the 15-inch MacBook Pro’s Retina Display.

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Heh! Apple "stealing" again? Or was this just an oversight?
     
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I don't like Apple at all, bordering on hatred for their fanboys, but this is probably just a mistake. Most likely they did not do it maliciously. As one poster in the coments of the source said, Apple would not skimp on a thousand dollars (I cant imagine the artist would ask for more than a couple thousand) on a million dollar ad campaign. Its not like they cant afford it either...

See! Android users can be objective when it comes to Apple! At least some of us anyways.
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*sigh* what's up with apple and stealing everything from swiss? lol
First the clock, now this
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Heh! Apple "stealing" again? Or was this just an oversight?

It's an oversight. With how much they already dumped into marketing they wouldn't skimp on getting a license for an image.
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It's an oversight. With how much they already dumped into marketing they wouldn't skimp on getting a license for an image.
It very well may be, but enligten me as to how a corporation with as many checks and balances as Apple has lets an image slip through the cracks?
     
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It very well may be, but enligten me as to how a corporation with as many checks and balances as Apple has lets an image slip through the cracks?

By simply forgetting. There's not much to explain as it's beyond obvious.
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It very well may be, but enligten me as to how a corporation with as many checks and balances as Apple has lets an image slip through the cracks?

The same way Microsoft accidently tweeted an anti-ann coulter message. The person in change of the tweet forgot to log out of Microsoft's and into his personal. Nothing malicious (by the company at least), just an employee not being careful enough.
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I doubt it was forgotten. They probably figured since they went through an agency and paid for it, they could use it as they please.
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Okay.. here is how I feel. Apple should pay for this.

If it was a mistake (like somebody said), then somebody at Apple isn't doing their job right. We all know you can't break copyright laws and take somebodies art. If it was a mistake, settle out of court for a sum of money that is not too large, almost like an after the fact license agreement.

If Apple didn't make a mistake, but claim they did have permission, then they should have written proof of permission. Either they do or don't.
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simple solution is to hire her...
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