One of 2 things is happening, getty images has decided to make someone a poster child and set an example or Getty Images are making sweeping changes to the settlement demand letter program they have been running for years.
on April 5, 2013 Getty Images has filed suit over a single image infringement, the suit shows the law firm of Snell & Wilmer LLP, out of Phoenix Arizona, it is unknown at this time if the “Wilmer” in the name is in any way tied to Lisa Wilmer who is also a lawyer for Getty Images in Seattle.
Besides being for a single image, also noteworthy is the fact that Getty first discovered the image in October 2012 and the image was registered on March 8th, 2013….this seemingly is the same with the other suit filed this month against Virtual Clinics.. So we have 2 suits within 1 month, and neither filed by Timothy B. McCormack, you’d think they would at least use his services for a single image infringment, but I guess Getty Timmy is best left to send threatening letters… Maybe there are changes coming, maybe Timmy is on his way out, and this new firm is stepping in??? time will tell, but be sure both of these new cases will be watched closely..