Photographer thunderstruck by photo rip-off
Photographer Sean R. Heavey claims a 2010 photo he took of a supercell thunderstorm, which he called The Mothership, was used by Netflix in their hit series Stranger Things and a Netflix feature-length movie, How It Ends. Netflix denies this. But for photographers, seeing their work reproduced is unfortunately a very common occurrence.
A rude Jolt for a creator
Mark Robinson was watching television when he got a rude jolt – his invention, Jolt My Car, had appeared on screen under a different name, marketed by a different company.
Can a national greeting be stolen?
The government of Fiji says it is contesting the trademark of the word “bula”, which was registered by an American company operating a chain of bars in Florida called Bula Nation.“Bula” apparently means “life”, but is used as a greeting and good wishes, and is used only on the island of Fiji.Calling it a case of “heritage-hijacking”, Fiji said it is preparing legal action against the owner of Bula
The fight over Mandela's R2.1billion smile
South African's Government Communication Information System (GCIS) has been accused of misappropriating a famous photograph of Nelson Mandela. It shows yet again to PitchMark your work to stop such issues from arising.