GETTY IMAGES  are accused of profiting from Public Domain Images.  Dallas-based digital marketing company CixxFive Concepts has recently filed a class action lawsuit against Getty Images. The lawsuit claims that Getty is allegedly licensing images that are in the public domain. But in addition to that, CixxFive Concepts also accuses Getty of using all kinds of “deceptive techniques” to make customers think that the company is the legal copyright holder. The lawsuit states that Getty is “fraudulently claiming ownership of copyrights in public domain images (which no one owns).” The company is also accused of “selling fictitious copyright licenses for public domain images (which no one can legally sell), including operating an enterprise of third-party contributors to perpetrate this egregious scheme.”  READ MORE