5/16/12 - GeekWire - Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case - Corbis, the digital image company owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, must pay $12.75 million in damages as part of a three-year fraud and breach of contract case brought by Infoflows, according to a decision by the Washington State Court of ...
5/16/12 - The Register - Gates' Corbis busted again for fraud - Infoflows wins US$12m in damages, Gates is mad. Corbis, the digital stock photo company founded by Bill Gates in 1989, remains embroiled in a protracted fraud case instigated by Seattle based Infoflows.
7/19/10 - NY Times - Corbis Found for Fraud, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, and Breach of Contract- Technology start-ups and big companies work together all the time — refining ideas, seeking mutual advantage and accelerating the pace of development of new products and services. But these odd-couple relationships can be fraught with peril.
7/19/10 - Forbes - Start-Up Goes Public On Corbis Fraud, Starring Bill Gates - It's a case of David vs. Goliath and, pebble in hand, now David is talking to the press. The David in this case is Infoflows, a six-person company in the Seattle area that successfully sued stock photography company Corbis and won a $20 million judgment against Corbis early this year. Now, Infoflows has decided to go public with its side of the story.
7/20/10 - Seattle PI - Bill Gates-owned Corbis slapped with $20M fine for fraud, other rulings - Infoflows, a Redmond-based software company started by Steve Stone and other former Microsofties, has been awarded more than $20 million after a King County trial against Corbis -- the Seattle-based stock-photo giant owned by Bill Gates.
7/29/10 - Channel Media Europe - Corbisgate for Bill Gates? - While Steve Jobs battles "Antennagate," Bill Gates is riding under the radar with Corbisgate. A 6-person company near Seattle sued stock photo company Corbis (Bill Gates is sole owner) and won a $20 million judgment. The Superior Court jury decided Corbis did enter business with Infoflows and then developed the company's ideas into a service for identifying objects in its digital photo collection. The court called Corbis's behaviour "fraudulent."
7/22/10 - Smart Company - Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg in nasty legal battles with former associates -Two of the true heavyweights of the tech world, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, are facing bitter legal battles with former associates who claimed to have been defrauded by the pair. Gates' fight relates to a start up company called Infoflows, led by former Microsoft executive Steve Stone.
7/22/10 - TechFlash - Bill Gates' Corbis hit with $20M judgment in nasty legal fight - Corbis, the digital image company owned by Bill Gates, has been slapped with a more than $20 million judgment for allegedly stealing trade secrets from Seattle area startup Infoflows. The judgment is just the latest chapter in a nasty three-year-old legal battle, one chronicled today in great detail by The New York Times.
7/22/10 - The Register - Bill Gates' other company found for fraud - Seattle-based software company Infoflows has been awarded $20m in damages by a US Court, ending a three year dispute with Corbis. The judge decided that Corbis illegally stole Infoflows' intellectual property - its software.
7/20/10 - WikiPedia - Bill Gates' company found for fraud - Steve Stone worked for Microsoft for years, until he came up with an idea that he thought could stand on its own. So he left the tech giant and started up his own company, Infoflows Corporation, in his eastside garage. Stone's plan was to create a way to protect intellectual property, like photos and videos, on the web.
7/19/10 - Xconomy - Infoflows Wins $20M in Corbis Case - Sammamish, WA-based tech startup Infoflows has been awarded over $20 million in damages in an intellectual property dispute with Seattle-based photo library and licensing company Corbis Corporation. Infoflows, started by a group of Microsoft employees in 2004, develops software to track digital content online.
6/11/07 - Analysis and Locating for Digital Asset Protection - The core offering from Infoflows Corp., the Fedmark Platform is targeted to the protection of digital assets; specifically, the identification of their potentially illegal use on the Internet. Currently available for the Stock Image sector, the vendor has now announced the product's availability for the video market as well; stating that Fedmark Video will be available in late 2007.
1/17/07 - Image is Everything - If you're in the business of stock photography on the Web, then you're no doubt also interested in digital asset protection. The Internet encourages the sharing of information, but for videographers and photographers the unauthorized sharing of their creative efforts can be at the least troublesome, and at worse devastating to the bottom line. It is to this audience that new player Infoflows this week announced their Fedmark Platform, a Web-based service initially targeted to stock photography and video that will assist in the tracking of digital objects as they are used on the Web.
1/17/07 - Software provides digital asset protection - Utilizing CNRI's Handle System, Fedmark Platform provides tracking, legal control, and recovery of online assets. Supported by Internet crawl technology and dynamic visual search capability, program can deliver intellectual property protection for all forms of digital objects, including stock images, video clips, audio files, or software applications. Fedmark protects content owners while also enabling anyone who would like to use digital content to find its owner.4/25/05
- Creating Tomorrows Internet
- Making Connections: Once objects on the internet have an address as well as identify, they can interact with each other over the internet. Photos, documents, video, and music can make intelligent connections with each other and become more enmeshed with the rest of the internet. Note: The Seattle Times article mistakenly credits Steve Stone as the creator of the Handle System. The Handle System technology was created by the non-profit Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), whose Founder, Dr. Robert E. Kahn is widely credited for his pioneering work in bringing us the Internet. Dr. Kahn is a technical advisor to Infoflows.
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