After separate three-judge panels in the 11th Circuit ruled for, and then against, a freelance photographer suing the National Geographic Society over copyright claims, the full court has agreed to consider the case. The decision to vacate the latest ruling means the 11th Circuit could reinstitute a conflict between the 11th and 2nd Circuits over whether publishers may reproduce publications in digital CD-ROM format without paying more royalties to freelance photographers for additional use of their work.
National Geographic Copyright Case Reopens
September 4, 2007
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