The Post Office Makes A Multi-Million Dollar Blunder

July 6, 2018
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The Post Office seems like a well-oiled machine. Everyday Americans around the nation get their subscriptions and letters as well as a whole bunch of ads. But it turns out The Post Office not only made a mistake but a very expensive one, as they are now required to pay out quite a bit to an artist.

The incident revolves around the image of The Statue of Liberty. The Post Office had intended to create a stamp with the face of Lady Liberty. So instead of taking a picture or finding a credible source for a picture of the statue, they went online. They found themselves at Getty Images and decided to make themselves a stamp based one of the images they found of the statue or so they thought.

They instead took the artist’s, Robert Davidson, rendition and made 4.9 billion stamps.

It wasn’t until 2011, after 3 billion of the stamps had been printed, that a stamp collector noticed it pictured the wrong Lady Liberty, and the post office changed the information in materials dispersed about the stamp. The post office took no further action until the court case, where it argued that Mr. Davidson’s piece was too similar to the original to be protected by copyright.”

The post office continued to sell the stamp even after being informed of the screwup, and Davidson sued in November 2013.”

The post office discontinued the design in 2014 — but only after bringing in $2.1 billion from the sale of 4.9 billion stamps. Originally, Mr. Davidson earned $233,000 from the creation of the casino-based statue after manufacturing costs.”

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The stamp featured the face of his Lady Liberty, which his attorneys argued in court filings was unmistakably different from the original and was more “fresh-faced,” ”sultry” and even “sexier.”

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