Gates vs. Bezos: Round 1

By Deane Barker on July 1, 2003

Gates’ Corbis sues Amazon over copyrights: Two of the richest men in the world are suing each other. Add this to our list of soap operas:

“The suit contends the defendants, through Amazon’s Web site, have been selling celebrity posters and photos that are illegal reproductions of photos copyrighted by Corbis and its photographers. The suit seeks undetermined damages that could total in the millions of dollars from Amazon, 15 vendors and as many as 10 John Doe defendants.”

(Incidentally, when I spellchecked this — thanks, Zempt! — it didn’t recognize “Bezos.” It’s first suggestion? Bozo.)