Motion to Dismiss Claims for Infringing Use of Photographs Granted in Part and Denied in Part


The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted in part and denied in part copyright infringement claims brought by plaintiff, a professional photographer, against a publisher of textbooks and other related educational materials, alleging that defendant exceeded its licenses to use plaintiff’s photographs in its publications.

Defendant entered into several licensing agreements with various photo bureaus. Although defendant contracted with the photo bureaus, plaintiff retained the registered copyright for the photographs. Plaintiff alleged that on numerous occasions defendant exceeded the allowed print run for the photographs under the licensing agreements without first seeking plaintiff’s prior authorization or paying an additional licensing fee.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on:

Popular Topics
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.