That could very well be, but I would think that they would at least get a Halt and Desist letter. Getty is probably using an outside legal firm to go after infringement issues, much like Sony and other major corporations do. There are several law firms that focus on intellectual property enforcement.
Originally Posted by firetown
Attorneys are going to focus on site owners with deep pockets. The larger you are, the bigger the target you become. While small sites are probably getting Halt and Desist letters, larger site owners are likely the ones getting the bills for usage of images mentioned in the articles.
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