Scott Burroughs writes on the issue of statutory damages in copyright cases for the Daily Journal:
Venice, CA – Doniger / Burroughs has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in Federal Court on behalf of esteemed Brooklyn photographer Dana Lixenberg. The suit seeks to enforce Ms. Lixenberg’s rights in a number of well-known photographs she captured of hip-hop legends Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur during the height of their popularity in the 1990s.
Ms. Lixenberg’s photographs have been misappropriated and incorporated in numerous items of clothing marketed and sold by retailers Forever 21, Target, Urban Outfitters, and Macys. See below for one exemplar of the illicit merchandise at issue in the case:
FOREVER 21 GARMENT:
Ms. Lixenberg seeks to restrain the defendants from the unauthorized use of her photographs, as well as recover copyright infringement damages.
Dana Lixenberg is represented by Scott Alan Burroughs and Justin M. Gomes.
For further information, contact Grace Garcia at (310) 590-1820.
Venice, CA – Doniger / Burroughs has filed a federal action on behalf of acclaimed technical photographer Andrew Leonard. The firm filed the action against a high-profile plastic surgeon that engaged in the unauthorized use of Mr. Leonards’ groundbreaking electron microscope photo of a human stem cell. This plastic surgeon exploited Mr. Leonard’s proprietary photograph without his authorization to market her “stem cell facelift” procedure, and violated the Copyright Act in the process.
Upon filing the case, firm partner Stephen M. Doniger said: “Every photographer has a right to control the use of his or her work. Even microscopic subject matter can result in a serious and substantial claim.”
Mr. Leonard is represented by Stephen M. Doniger and Howard S. Han of Doniger / Burroughs.