Photographer Settles “Dance Steps” Copyright Case

June 30, 2011

By David Walker

© Mike Hipple

Jack Mackie, the artist who installed the bronze footprints on the sidewalk shown in this photo, sued photographer Mike Hipple for infringement. Hipple has conceded, and settled for an undisclosed sum.

Seattle photographer Mike Hipple, who was sued for distributing a stock photograph of another artist’s copyrighted art installation, has settled the claim for an undisclosed sum of money and has all but admitted wrongdoing. “I believe I have good defenses but have come to understand that he [the other artist] has good claims. I also believe now that the financial...

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