- Perez Hilton Update:
X17, a photo agency, recently ran into a legal road block in its efforts to stop Perez Hilton, a celebrity blogger, from using its photos on his website. A federal judge failed to grant X17 a preliminary injunction, a court order that would have temporarily prevented Perez Hilton from using X17’s photos until the lawsuit is finally decided. The federal judge ruled that X17 failed to provide competent evidence. It is expected that X17 will remedy the defects in the papers and resubmit its motion for a preliminary injunction.
Nancy E. Wolff/PACA Bi-Weekly Update No. 389.
- Gossip Gangsta Blogger Perez Hilton Vs. Celebrity Photo Agency X17: IP Attorney Notes "Impossible To Tell Who Would Prevail" (Dec. 18, 2006)
- Celebrity Photo Agency X17 Sues Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton, Claims $7.5 Million In Damages, WENN, INF, Splash News, Ramey, Bauer Griffin, Most Wanted, Flynet Follow (Dec. 01, 2007)
- Some Just Don´t Get It: Paris Hilton, Perez Hilton, Who Cares? (Nov. 16, 2006)
- Corbis hires commercial film director to head Motion:
Corbis/Corbis Motion has made it clear it will be directly combating Getty in the creative footage market by hiring Commercial Film Director Skip d'Amico as Director of Motion. He takes over the role from Curtis Bowden, now tasked solely with driving Corbis' Rights Management division as Vice President. d'Amico, who reports into Ross Sutherland, Corbis' Chief Creative Officer, was previously represented by The Artists Company based in New York and Los Angeles.
Tags: Corbis Corbis Motion
- French Fries or Freedom Fries?
- On a very sad note, agency EDITING is filing for bankruptcy. Having been in financial difficulty for quite a while, the French agency claims that the fall of editorial prices induced by sharp competition has forced them to take this drastic measure. "The value of images has dropped", said Serge Challo, according to website photographie.com. EDITING was always on the forefront of quality images and technological advance.
- Hachette Filipacchi photo group, formally GHFP, has been renamed EYEDEA. Quite certainly a play on words between EYE and IDEA, Eyedea boast a brand new website full of Flash animated images (some out of focus), a new management team (a reshuffle of the old team), while still using the same back-end database. We wish them the best of luck.
The new name EYEDEA could be confused with EYEKA, the new start-up of Frank Perrier.
Tags: Group Hachette Filipacchi Photo GHFP EYEDEA EDITING