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Getty Images says photographer suing it for $1 billion gave up her right to complain

Getty Images says photographer suing it for $1 billion gave up her right to complain

A photographer who put thousands of pictures in the public domain gave up her right to complain when others sell them, photo agencies and affiliated companies say in court papers.

Getty Images and other companies argued in papers filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday and Wednesday that Carol Highsmith’s $1.1-billion lawsuit against them must be thrown out.

Seattle-based Getty Images said Highsmith “cannot complain when members of the public, including businesses, make use of the photos for commercial purposes.”

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