Photo Agency Sues Townsquare Media
August 22, 2013 at 3:59 AM (PT)
BWP MEDIA USA INC. and NATIONAL PHOTO GROUP, LLC have sued TOWNSQUARE MEDIA, LLC in U.S. District Court in CONNECTICUT over alleged copyright violations concerning unauthorized use of copyrighted photographs on the company's websites.
The suit alleged use of copyrighted photos by TOWNSQUARE's national POPCRUSH.COM and local Country WFRG (BIG FROG 104)/UTICA and AC WLZW (LITE 98.7)/UTICA websites. As in NATIONAL's suit against CLEAR CHANNEL over similar alleged violations (NET NEWS 7/26), seeks statutory damages of $150,000 per infringement or actual damages and wrongful profits, plus attorney's fees and other relief.