It's no secret that photographers often have to deal with people stealing their photos and showing little respect for the hard work that goes into creating a quality image. So, it's always nice to see when a bit of justice is handed out and the photographer's rights are upheld.
Coming to you from Tony and Chelsea Northrup, this video details their recent copyright infringement case, in which a company in Australia took one of their photos and used it on an iPhone case, of which 10,000 were made. The lawsuit is especially interesting as it involved international litigation, while a number of the Northrups' followers helped by sending them pictures of the phone case still for sale after the company claimed it had pulled it off the market. Nonetheless, the process and outcome weren't all sunshine and rainbows: the Northrups endured quite a lengthy battle that cost a fair chunk of time and money lost to legal fees, something any photographer has to factor in when weighing the potential settlement against the time, effort, and cost required to initiate such proceedings. Nonetheless, it's certainly always nice to see a bit of justice achieved in the fight to protect the rights of photographers.