Firm demanded $120 from Carol Highsmith for alleged copyright violation of her own photo.
Source: Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public | Ars Technica
Fiona O’Leary has posted the threats, from Cinema Libre Studio CEO Philippe Diaz, on her Facebook profile:Wow you threaten to sue an Autistic Advocate and Mother to five children in West Cork! Why? Because I don’t want babies and children DYING from preventable diseases! Because I have had enough of your lies about Vaccines causing Autism! Because I am sick of how you exploit Autistic people! How dare you!
Source: Anti-Vax Film Distributors Threaten Critic And Autistic Rights Advocate With Defamation | Techdirt
And it’d be great if this were the only time that had ever happened … but no.
Source: CBP to Settle With Woman Forced to Pay Cost of Cavity Search | Lowering the Bar
The caretaker of an autistic man was shot in the leg by a North Miami police officer Monday, after a 911 call warned of a suicidal man in the street with a gun. There was no indication that a weapon was found.
Source: North Miami police officer shot caretaker of autistic man on ground | Miami Herald
Police officers swarmed protestors from the activist group CodePink outside a main entrance to the RNC Tuesday – because they were holding tennis balls.
Source: Cleveland Police Swarm Protestors Brandishing Tennis Balls
Scores of civilians trapped in Islamic State-controlled territory in northern Syria were reportedly killed Tuesday by airstrikes from Western coalition aircraft.
Source: Civilian Death Toll From Coalition Airstrikes in Syria Could Be Single Largest in U.S.-Led War on ISIS
Almost half of TSA’s entire workforce allegedly committed misconduct, and almost half of that number allegedly did so repeatedly. According to TSA data, from fiscal year 2013 through 2015, almost 27,000 unique employees had an allegation of misconduct filed against them. Moreover, about half of those employees had two or more misconduct allegations filed against them, with some employees having 14, 16, and 18 allegations. In fact, 1,270 employees had five or more misconduct allegations filed against them.
Source: Half Of TSA’s 30,000 Employees Accused Of Misconduct; Nearly A Third Multiple Times | Techdirt
Lawsuit accuses DoJ of ‘failure by design’ through decades-old system and refusal to use new $425m software on freedom of information requests
Source: Justice department ‘uses aged computer system to frustrate Foia requests’ | Politics | The Guardian
American Exceptionalism in its purest embodiment: the U.S. is not subject to the same rules and laws as other nations.
Source: Would Turkey Be Justified in Kidnapping or Drone-Killing the Turkish Cleric in Pennsylvania?