Stock Photography Company Sues Website Design Company For Copyright Infringement

copyright-stock-photography-attorney-copyright-lawyer-masterfile.jpgLos Angeles, CA – Masterfile Corporation, a stock photography company, is suing KGM Productions, a website design and marketing company, for copyright infringement and removal of copyright management information under 17 U.S.C. § 1202(b). Masterfile alleges that it discovered Defendant was using eight of Plaintiff’s copyrighted photographs on Defendants websites,, and Plaintiff had long before registered its copyrights and demanded that Defendant remove the images from its websites. When Defendant failed to do so, however, Plaintiff initiated the instant lawsuit. Further, because Defendant is accused of removing copyright management information from the pictures, Plaintiff contends that it is entitled to recover statutory damages under 17 U.S.C. § 1203(c) of $2,500 for each of the eight photographs copied, plus costs and attorney’s fees. The case is Masterfile Corporation v. KGM Productions, Inc., CV 09-5830 DDP (C.D. Cal. 2009).