If you have been to Las Vegas (or seen the city in documentaries or movies), you probably know it’s a land of knock-offs. They have recreated everything in that desert city, from the Statue of Liberty, the Pyramids, and many other iconic landmarks fancied by the Americans looking for some good time.
Now, a picture of the Statue of Liberty licensed to Getty taken from a sculptured replica the real Statue of Liberty at the New York harbor has gotten the US Postal Service (USPS) into trouble. A $3.55 million worth of trouble to be precise.
As the story goes, a sculptor Robert Davidson, who sculptured a replica of the real Statue of Liberty at the New York harbor for the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, sued the USPS for using his image on their stamps without giving him any royalties or asked permission from him.
But let us start from the very beginning. In December 2010, the USPS began to issuing out stamps with an image of Davidson’s knock off Statue of Liberty. The USPS licensed the photo from the image service Getty …read more