Photographer Wins $1.29M Lawsuit Against Getty, AEF

French courts have granted a photographer more than $1 million in damages from Getty Images and the Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF) for selling his images without his consent.

French photographer Alain Ernoult went to court in 2001 for a number of charges against AEF, including the unauthorized sale of his pictures. In the end, the courts ruled that a total of $1.29 million should be paid to Ernoult, with $600,000 coming from Getty for “marketing some of his photographs for advertising ends — ads for Toshiba, Peugeot, or Air France — in violation of the agreement signed with him.”


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.