Photographer Sues Kentucky Sports Radio Over Use Of Pictures On Website
February 5, 2014 at 4:53 AM (PT)
KENTUCKY SPORTS RADIO, the website for the statewide syndicated radio show, host/blogger MATT JONES, and co-owner ANDREW JEFFERSON have been sued by a photographer over copyrighted pictures allegedly used without permission on the KSR website, reports the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER.
ANDREW SHURTLEFF PHOTOGRAPHY LLC filed suit on JANUARY 31st, claiming that photos of basketball recruits taken in 2009 and 2012 at the NBA PLAYERS ASSOCIATION Top 100 Camp and the 2011 ELITE YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE camp for ESPN INTERNET GROUP were used without permission or attribution. The suit asks for up to $150,000 per infringing use.
A statement on the KSR website from JONES said, "I am aware of the lawsuit filed against KSR based on photos used on this site three to five years ago. We disagree with the allegations in the complaint for a variety of reasons and will defend them accordingly. KSR uses photos on its site based on a variety of sources, including third-party agreements. We hope to move past this quickly and focus on our UK sports coverage in the most ridiculous manner possible. Either way, we thank all the media outlets who have decided to cover this issue with vigor for finally acknowledging the existence of KSR and we hope they will thank us in return for the clicks that they sought out in the process."
KSR's radio show airs on several stations including CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WKJK-A (TALKRADIO 1080)/LOUISVILLE and CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WLAP-A/LEXINGTON.