Collector v. Photographer on Dilution and Creative Rights
April 5, 2012
Apparently Sobel is asking the court for damages and to bar Eggleston from printing additional varieties of his earlier images, a common practice for photographers to monetize the old negatives decades after the photographs have been taken. Typically the earliest printed images remain most valuable. The Wall Street reported that Eggleston’s lawyer position that the lawsuit has “no merit” because the photographer’s new format falls within his creative rights.
Source: The Wall Street Journal.