Shutterstock is sued by a photographer who says that even after the removal, the photo remains on the server

ByDavid M. Conte

Jan 30, 2022
Shutterstock is sued by a photographer who says that even after the removal, the photo remains on the server

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan. 30 — Photographer George Steinmetz has sued Shutterstock, Inc. for allegedly listing his photograph for sale without his consent.

On January 28, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, held a hearing. Inner City Press has it covered.

The photo in question is an aerial view of a cloud forest. Shutterstock claimed to have taken it down when it received the request from the DMCA.

But the plaintiff claims that Shutterstock keeps these photos on its servers and then puts them up for sale.

Judge Hellerstein said discovery was scheduled for July 27 and a case management conference was scheduled for August 12.

The case is George Steinmetz v. Shutterstock, Inc., et al., 21-cv-7100 (Hellerstein)

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