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Gravesite at the historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Georgia

Gravesite at the historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Georgia

 
 
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One of the largest green spaces in town, it was opened as "Atlanta Cemetery" in 1850 and later renamed ito reflect the large number of oak and magnolia trees growing in the area. The graveyard's original six acres are among the oldest historical plots of land in Atlanta, since most of the rest of the city was burned by the invading Union Army in 1864.
Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-5).
Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
Credit line: Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

In 2015, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website. It demanded payment of $120. This was how Highsmith came to learn that stock photo agencies Getty and Alamy had been sending similar threat letters and charging fees to users of her images, which she had donated to the Library of Congress for use by the general public at no charge. In 2016, Highsmith has filed a $1 billion copyright infringement suit against both Alamy and Getty stating “gross misuse” of 18,755 of her photographs. “The defendants [Getty Images] have apparently misappropriated Ms. Highsmith’s generous gift to the American people,” the complaint reads. “[They] are not only unlawfully charging licensing fees … but are falsely and fraudulently holding themselves out as the exclusive copyright owner.” According to the lawsuit, Getty and Alamy, on their websites, have been selling licenses for thousands of Highsmith’s photographs, many without her name attached to them and stamped with “false watermarks.” (more: http://hyperallergic.com/314079/photographer-files-1-billion-suit-against-getty-for-licensing-her-public-domain-images/)

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