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Aerial view of the Tucson, Arizona, area, with a focus on a giant airplane "boneyard" of nearly 4,400 aircraft, the world's largest such aircraft graveyard, on a 2,600-acre site at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Boneyards are either kept for storage with some maintenance or have their airplanes' parts removed for reuse or resale. Boneyard facilities are generally located in deserts, such as this one in the Southwestern United States, since the dry conditions reduce corrosion, and the hard ground does not need to be paved

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Aerial view of the Tucson, Arizona, area, with a focus on a giant airplane "boneyard" of nearly 4,400 aircraft, the world's largest such aircraft graveyard, on a 2,600-acre site at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Boneyards are either kept for storage with some maintenance or have their airplanes' parts removed for reuse or resale. Boneyard facilities are generally located in deserts, such as this one in the Southwestern United States, since the dry conditions reduce corrosion, and the hard ground does not need to be paved

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Gift; Barbara Barrett; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:112)
Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

In 2015, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website. It demanded payment of $120. This was how Highsmith came to learn that stock photo agencies Getty and Alamy had been sending similar threat letters and charging fees to users of her images, which she had donated to the Library of Congress for use by the general public at no charge. In 2016, Highsmith has filed a $1 billion copyright infringement suit against both Alamy and Getty stating “gross misuse” of 18,755 of her photographs. “The defendants [Getty Images] have apparently misappropriated Ms. Highsmith’s generous gift to the American people,” the complaint reads. “[They] are not only unlawfully charging licensing fees … but are falsely and fraudulently holding themselves out as the exclusive copyright owner.” According to the lawsuit, Getty and Alamy, on their websites, have been selling licenses for thousands of Highsmith’s photographs, many without her name attached to them and stamped with “false watermarks.” (more: http://hyperallergic.com/314079/photographer-files-1-billion-suit-against-getty-for-licensing-her-public-domain-images/)

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