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Sunday February 16th, 2020 night edition

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The Carol M. Highsmith Archive, which is expected ultimately to encompass more than 100,000 images, is accessible royalty-free via the library’s website.

Getty misrepresents the terms and conditions of using the Highsmith Photos by falsely claiming a user must buy a copyright license from Getty.

The lawsuit also names Alamy, a British-based licensing agency that was purportedly the license holder whose rights were infringed.

Neither Getty nor Alamy had the right to claim a license or copyright on her photos, she says.

Getty claimed to Cyrus Farivar of Ars Technica that LCS and Getty have “no operational relationship,” but Highsmith’s lawyers say that’s dubious.

(Indeed, numerous publications, including The Times, have used Highsmith images with credits to Getty.).

Getty nowhere identified Highsmith as the sole creator or copyright owner of the photographs it was hawking to the public. »

Improving the prognosis of health care in the USA

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Efforts are ongoing to repeal the Affordable Care Act which would exacerbate health-care inequities.

By contrast, a universal system, such as that proposed in the Medicare for All Act, has the potential to transform the availability and efficiency of American health-care services.

This shift to single-payer health care would provide the greatest relief to lower-income households. »

‘The Good Nurse’: FilmNation Boards Eddie Redmayne & Jessica Chastain Thriller Ahead Of EFM

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FilmNation has boarded sales on hot project The Good Nurse, starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne.

Based on the book by Charles Graeber and scripted by 1917 scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt) is set to make his English-language feature directing debut.

The pic tells the true story of the pursuit and capture of Charlie Cullen, a nurse who is regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. »

Trump defends China's alleged cover-up of coronavirus victims

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Donald Trump has launched an extraordinary defence of China’s alleged attempts to cover-up the extent of the spread of coronavirus.

Asked by conservative commentator Geraldo Rivera if China was telling the truth about coronavirus, Mr Trump said: “Well you never know.

Most victims have been in mainland China along with one each in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan and Spain. »