Licensing Agent Has Standing to Bring Copyright Infringement Suit re: Stock Photography
ASPP News [American Society of Picture Professionals]
Jacqueline Mahoney wrote this bylined article analyzing Minden Pictures, Inc. v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Ninth Circuit case addressed whether a photograph licensing agent has standing to bring an infringement suit under the Copyright Act, and Ms. Mahoney assessed how the Court’s reversal of a lower court concluded that the agent’s exclusive right to sublicense photographs to third parties was sufficient to establish standing though the photographers retained the copyright. Read the full article.