Rosenberg v. Spicy Bear Media

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Summary

Threat Type: 

Lawsuit

Date: 

05/15/2009

Status: 

Concluded

Location: 

Virginia

Disposition: 

Material Removed
Settled (total)

Verdict or Settlement Amount: 

N/A
Rosenberg, a professional photographer, sued the operator of a Charlottesville, VA community blog (now defunct) for copyright infringement, claiming it failed to remove images of his photograph that were posted (twice) to its site by unknown... read full description
Parties

Party Receiving Legal Threat: 

Spicy Bear Media LLC; Kyle J. Redinger; John Does 1-10

Type of Party: 

Individual

Type of Party: 

Individual
Organization

Location of Party: 

  • Virginia

Location of Party: 

  • Virginia
Description

Rosenberg, a professional photographer, sued the operator of a Charlottesville, VA community blog (now defunct) for copyright infringement, claiming it failed to remove images of his photograph that were posted (twice) to its site by unknown third parties.  The complaint also included a claims for removal or alteration of copyright management information, because the images on cvillain.com were stripped of identifying material attached to the original picture (presumably the copyright symbol, name, and year that appear when mousing over the original photo).

On July 6, 2009, the parties agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice because they had reached a settlement in the amount of $750.

Details

Content Type: 

  • Photo

Publication Medium: 

Blog

Subject Area: 

  • Copyright
  • Third-Party Content
  • DMCA
Court Information & Documents

Jurisdiction: 

  • Virginia

Source of Law: 

  • United States

Court Name: 

United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Court Type: 

Federal

Case Number: 

3:09-CV-37

Relevant Documents: 

CMLP Information (Private)

Priority: 

1-High

CMLP Notes: 

08/06/2009 - LB editing