“A Swiss photographer has filed suit against Apple for allegedly using an incorrectly licensed image to promote the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, with the artist asking for damages plus associated profits,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“The claim asserted by Sabine Liewald says that Apple purchased rights to use the image, titled ‘Eye Closeup,’ for ‘layout purposes only,’ but went on to display the photograph in a number of commercial applications,” Campbell reports. “As noted by CNET, Apple used the photograph to show off the company’s 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display when the product was announced in June. ”
Campbell reports, “The suit was filed on Wednesday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and asks for damages of each infringing use of the “Eye Closeup” photograph, profits associated with its use and incurred legal fees.”
Read more, and see the photo, in the full article here.