More Photo Copyright Suits Filed Against Media Companies
November 29, 2016 at 5:58 AM (PT)
More photographer copyright infringement lawsuits targeting media companies for unlicensed use of photographs on websites without license or permission have reached the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NEW YORK. Attorney RICHARD P. LIEBOWITZ filed the suits on behalf of several photographers.
ALEC TABAK has sued EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS CORP. for using a photo of rapper TROY AVE, accused of shooting four people at a concert in MAY, on the website of Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK.
CHRISTOPHER SADOWSKI is suing CUMULUS MEDIA INC. for using a photo of a NYPD police patch on the website of News-Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK. SADOWSKI is also suing PENSKE MEDIA CORPORATION for using a photo of the CARNEGIE DELI on the HOLLYWOOD LIFE website.
LARRY PHILPOT is suing iHEARTMEDIA, INC. for using a photo of NEIL YOUNG on the site of Alternative WRFF (RADIO 104.5)/PHILADELPHIA. PHILPOT is also suing GANNETT CO., INC. for using a photo of WILLIE NELSON on the website of the ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES.
STEVEN HIRSCH has sued CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LTD. (the television operator) for using a photo of an accused murderer on the website of ABC affiliate WLNE-TV (ABC6)/NEW BEDFORD-PROVIDENCE.
Legendary rock photographer MICK ROCK is suing COMPLEX MEDIA, INC. for using a photo of the late LOU REED in a "50 Most Stylish Rock Stars Of All Time" article at COMPLEX.COM.
JANA ROMANOVA is suing VICE MEDIA LLC for using a photo of a young couple in bed at VICE.COM.
And STEVE FERDMAN is suing ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY for using a photo of actor TOM HOLLAND on the "SPIDER-MAN" set at EW.COM.