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Carl Roessler, Steve Jobs and the “Maddened Attack”

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Does the new Universal Pictures film, Steve Jobs, rip off an iconic photo of a great white shark? The photographer thinks so, and he has sued.

If you were diving in the '90s, you might remember Carl Roessler, whose excellent See & Sea Travel agency had exclusive representation rights for just about every decent liveaboard anywhere. He paid for monthly full-page ads in the now defunct Skin Diver magazine, handled other marketing,and took a 30 percent commission on every booking. Roessler was also one of the world's leading photographers; his first of many books, Underwater Wilderness, provided such unique reef photos, it was picked up by Book of the Month Club. One of his 1994 photos -- a great white shark, nose to nose with the camera, mouth wide open -- is now the subject of his lawsuit....

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