Venice, CA – Scott Alan Burroughs opines on a recent case brought by Distractify.com for copyright infringement. The article can be found by clicking the below:
Distractify Sued for Blatant Photography Theft
Venice, CA – Doniger / Burroughs has brought a copyright infringement action on behalf of acclaimed photographer Peter Menzel against Distractify, a click-bait site known to post lists of a certain number of things that you will make you feel a certain sort of way.
Distractify’s “content creators” copied from Mr. Menzel a number of photographs that he had created by traveling around the world, meeting with locals, and capturing them on film alongside the typical foods they consume on a daily basis.
Distractify then compiled those purloined photographs into a post they titled “20 People Around The World Share How Much Food They Eat Per Day… And You Might Be Surprised” and published it across their platform. Mr. Menzel’s copyright infringement suit followed.
The case is currently pending in U.S. District Court – Central Division of Los Angeles. Peter Menzel is represented by Scott Alan Burroughs and Justin M. Gomes of Doniger / Burroughs. For more information, call Grace Garcia at (310) 590-1820.
Doniger / Burroughs Launches Copyright Suit against Target and Wrangler
Venice, CA – Target and Wrangler have been marketing a shirt bearing a distinctive, eye-catching graphic artwork. The problem? Said artwork was taken – verbatim – from copyright holder Jamey Erickson. The infringer then slapped some “trendy” text (omitting vowels is so very hip) and a Wrangler trademark over the key art and started selling to the market. Did they think Mr. Erickson wouldn’t notice? Below is the design comparison:
The case is currently pending in the U.S. District Court – Central Division of Los Angeles. Scott Alan Burroughs and Trevor W. Barrett of Doniger / Burroughs represent the copyright holder. For further information, contact Grace Garcia at (310) 590-1820.
Doniger / Burroughs Enforces Photographer’s Rights in Iconic Hip-Hop Images
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.