Florida Station Sued For Using Copyrighted Photo On Website
May 9, 2016 at 4:15 AM (PT)
BARCROFT MEDIA is suing FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY for posting a copyrighted picture on the website of Spanish Urban WTLQ-F (LATINO 97.7)/FORT MYERS, FL.
The suit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of FLORIDA alleges that the photo was posted at LATINO977.COM, and asks for $150,000 per infringement in statutory damages or actual damages and "disgorgement of Defendant's wrongful profits," plus costs and attorney's fees. The photo in question is described as "Statuesque model LAUREN WILLIAMS is making high strides- as the woman with the longest legs in AMERICA measuring a whopping 49 inches." It was copyrighted on SEPTEMBER 24, 2015.