Gordon v. McGinley, et al. (S.D.N.Y. 2011)

Federal District Court Decision Dismissing Photographer's Copyright Claims


Judge Sullivan of the Federal Court of the Southern District of New York dismissed claims of copyright infringement filed by photographer Janine Gordon against fellow photographer Ryan McGinley and various art galleries who displayed his work, including my client Ratio 3 Gallery. The court compared hundreds of images submitted by Gordon and concluded that McGinley's work was not substantially similar to Gordon's.

Gordon subsequently appealed to the Second Circuit and lost.

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Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 2nd Circuit, New York | United States