Farmer Andrew Marsinko and his goose posed for a photograph to promote the State Fair of Virginia back in 1996. The photographer subsequently licensed the image to Jupitermedia, which licensed it to Getty Images, and in 2006 it wound up on a gag greeting card that Marsinko found offensive. The card’s joke:
Since it’s your birthday, you decide –
Would you rather get spanked … or goosed?
Marsinko claims he signed no model release and is suing the stock photo giants for being subjected to ridicule at “animal auctions and other agricultural events.” We have a little fun with the suit over at Media Orchard.
[tags]stock photography, model releases, photography lawsuits, Getty Images, Jupitermedia[/tags]