Federal Court Sustains Vivian Maier Copyright Claim | PDNPulse

The court tells alleged infringer of Maier's work that owning a physical copy of someone's work doesn't give you the right to copy and distribute it.

A federal court in Chicago has ruled that the Vivian Maier Estate can proceed with copyright infringement and other claims against defendant Jeffrey Goldstein, who allegedly sold prints, set up exhibitions and licensed Maier’s images without authorization.

Vivian Maier Estate Sues Jeffrey Goldstein for Copyright, Trademark Infringement | PDNPulse

The Estate of Vivian Maier has finally sued collector Jeffrey Goldstein for copying and distributing Maier's images without the estate's consent.

“This complaint is to seek redress against [Goldstein and his company, Vivian Maier Prints Inc.] for their large-scale copyright infringement operations and deceptive acts that have misappropriate the Estate’s copyrighted works, trademark, and intellectual property,” the estate says in its filing.

The Messy Legal Battle Over Vivian Maier's Work May Soon Be Over

The messy legal battle surrounding the life's work of nanny and amateur street photographer Vivian Maier may finally be coming to a close in less than a

Fortunately, this long, drawn-out, complicated legal battle seems to finally be coming to a close. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the warring parties have reached a “tentative settlement” that will be presented to a judge for approval on May 10th.

Digging Deeper Into Vivian Maier’s Past – The New York Times

Who was Vivian Maier? Ann Marks, who spent months researching the upbringing of the Chicago nanny who is now heralded as a master of street photography, still doesn’t have an answer. But Ms. Marks — who has no background in photography and started researching Maier only after seeing a documentary about her life — has learned a great deal about Maier’s family history

Interview: Jeffrey Goldstein On Why He’s Suing Vivian Maier’s Estate

The Vivian Maier story has taken another ironic turn as Jeffrey Goldstein (who once owned the second largest collection of Vivian Maier negatives) has

The Vivian Maier story has taken another ironic turn as Jeffrey Goldstein (who once owned the second largest collection of Vivian Maier negatives) has filed suit against the Vivian Maier Estate.

Paired Au Pair

Chicago, 1970, Vivian Maier San Francisco, 1960, Henri Cartier-Bresson • New York, 1954, Vivian Maier Nan...

All Vivian Maier photos from A Photographer Found (Harper, 2014)

Interview: Stephen Bulger on His Acquisition of Vivian Maier Negatives

In late 2014, we reported that a gallery owner in Toronto named Stephen Bulger had purchased the entire collection of Vivian Maier negatives owned by

Jeffrey Goldstein, who I’ve done a couple of exhibitions of and who over a number of years built up this collection of 17,500 Vivian Maier negatives really thought that Toronto would be a safe haven for them. And I think that he was wanting also to get back to his own life which he was enjoying before he got into his Vivian Maier project

Toronto Gallery Buys the Entire Collection of Vivian Maier Negatives Owned by Jeffrey Goldstein

Amidst a messy legal battle over copyrights to Vivian Maier's now famous work, a gallery in Toronto has acquired the entire collection of negatives owned

Amidst a messy legal battle over copyrights to Vivian Maier’s now famous work, a gallery in Toronto has acquired the entire collection of negatives owned by Jeffrey Goldstein.

Vivian Maier Battle Royale

Vivian Maier self-portrait. Photo from the Maloof Collection. It's possible we might have seen the last of the lady in the reflection for a while. I received what was subject-lined an "important and sad message" a few mornings ago from...

"The potential legal conflict ahead is of a nature where it is better for us to fold and go into a sleep pattern until this is resolved. As the article mentions, it could be two years (or more)...thanks for the shared experience with Vivian Maier and her work."

More thoughts on Maier

I finally got a chance to see Finding Vivian Maier  recently. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Going in I wasn't sure what to ex...

I finally got a chance to see Finding Vivian Maier recently. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Going in I wasn't sure what to expect. I have mixed feelings about Vivian Maier and the way her legacy and has been handled. And this was a debut film by an untested film-maker which had received a range of reviews. Was it just a big commercial? Would it reveal secrets? I couldn't tell. I didn't even know if I wanted to see it. 

Vivian Maier and the Problem of Difficult Women

“Why would a nanny be taking all these pictures?” Maloof asks in “Finding Vivian Maier.” His puzzlement reflects the central anxiety of the film, and of the Maier legend in general. Why would a photographer with the fierce dedication, creative vision, and formal skill of a Robert Frank, a Diane Arbus, or a Garry Winogrand withhold her work from the world and choose instead to spend her life raising other people’s children?

LightBox | Time

Read the latest stories about LightBox on Time

John Maloof and Elizabeth Avedon, who has provided the introduction to Self Portraits, discuss Vivian, her work, and what they have gleaned about the prolific and ever evasive artist

Who owns the copyright to Vivian Maier’s street photography?

Maier’s photographic legacy now is worth thousands, if not millions, of dollars, so the state and the stewards of the various Maier collections have a compelling interest to maintain and exercise their ownership of these materials. It will be interesting to see how this legal situation plays out over the coming years.

‘Finding Vivian Maier’: a Documentary Profiling the Reclusive Street Photographer

In 2011 Justin Maxon added the Cliff Edom “New America Award” to a fast growing list of accolades he started accumulating as a student at San Francisco State University. The photographs, made in Chester, Pennsylvania, a small city just south of Philadelphia along the Delaware River, were from an ongoing project exploring a community suffering from most all of what ails modern America.  

Vivian Maier Book Is Published

I'll have more to say about it in due course, but I just thought you'd want to know that I received Vivian Maier: Street Photographer yesterday. (It's available for pre-order in the U.K. and it's not in stock at The...

I'll have more to say about it in due course, but I just thought you'd want to know that I received Vivian Maier: Street Photographer yesterday. (It's available for pre-order in the U.K.and it's not in stock at The Book Depository yet.)

Finding Vivian Maier Trailer

One day last fall, photojournalist William B. Plowman got a call from a friend, fellow photographer Nick Whalen. "He said, 'you're not gonna believe this,'" Plowman recalls, "and then he told me there's this underground fight club in New York City."