updated 03:15 pm EDT, Thu August 20, 2009
Apple photo rights lawsuit
Apple is once more being sued over the misuse of the same photo, says Dow Jones. Louis Psihoyos, a National Geographic photographer, specifically alleges that Apple has again infringed on the rights to an image called The Information Revolution, 500 Monitors (seen below), depicting a man surrounded by a curved wall of displays. The new incident is attributable to a third-party iPhone app, i.TV, which is claimed to use 500 Monitors without permission.
Psihoyos last sued Apple in 2007, noting that an image promoting the Apple TV bore a striking resemblance to his own. He in fact accused the company of bailing out of rights negotiations, and then carrying on with its marketing campaign regardless. In the new suit, filed through a US District Court in Manhattan, Psihoyos is calling for at least $2 million in damages.