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12.07.2018 - USPS to pay a penalty of $ 3.5 million

(wm) On 14 April 2011, the American newspaper ‘The New York Times’ reported that United States Postal Service (USPS) had made a mistake when it chose a photograph for a stamp of 44 cents showing a part of the Statue of Liberty in New York. What was the case: the USPS had bought a stock photo from Ghetty Images that apparently showed the upper part of the real Statue of Liberty. Later on, however, it was discovered that the photograph delivered by Ghetty Images showed a replica of the statue. This copy of the real statue can be found in the famous gambling town Las Vegas.
The artist that made the replica, Robert Davidson, went to court and with success: judge Eric G. Bruggink decided that the USPS had been guilty of copyright infringement and that the USPS should pay Davidson a compensation of 3.5 million dollars.