“Apple Inc . was sued by a Colorado resident who accused it of misappropriating an ‘iconic’ photo he possesses for the company’s popular iPhone,” Jonathan Stempel reports for Reuters.
“In a lawsuit filed Thursday with the federal court in Manhattan, widely published photographer Louis Psihoyos contends that Apple is using his ‘1000 TVs’ image in its ‘i.TV’ movie guide application for the iPhone,” Stempel reports.
“The plaintiff accused the Cupertino, California-based company of copyright infringement of his image, which was created in 2005,” Stempel reports. “He is seeking actual damages and other remedies that together are ‘reasonably believed’ to exceed $2 million, according to the complaint.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple didn’t produce “i.TV” for iPhone. The seller is clearly listed on the App Store as “Brad Pelo” and the app is copyrighted by i.TV, LLC.
We believe the image in question can be seen here and the case is against Apple for the opening sequence displayed by Apple TV, not the iPhone app “i.TV.”
We even covered that startup sequence here: Apple TV startup sequence still shots posted online – February 19, 2007
Apple TV startup movie:
Direct link to video via YouTube here.
If that’s really what Psihoyos is objecting to, it has nothing to do with iPhone, but might be of interest to LOGAN.