Faulkner Sues Geographic

Posted on 1/6/1998 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)



January 6, 1998

Douglas Faulkner, Louis Psihoyos and Matrix International as agent for three

other photographers have filed suit for copyright infringement and breach of

contract against National Geographic Interactive, National Geographic Society,

Eastman Kodak Company, Hammacher Schlemmer, Inc. and Mindscape, Inc. in U.S.

District Court in the Southern District of New York.

The action has been brough in connection with the release in September of "108

Years of National Geographic Magazine on CD-ROM."

At least thirty other photographers have retained counsel and are either in

discussions with National Geographic or exploring their options to bring

separate actions. One group has been organized by Jim Pickerell and interested

parties can obtain more information by contacting SELLING STOCK.

Pickerell has identified more than 1,300 photographers who have had one or more

pictures published in the Geographic between between 1986 and 1995. It is

believed that each has a legitimate claim for compensation. It is estimated

that more than 5,000 photographers who are still alive have images on these


Copyright © 1998 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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