August 05, 2019 Decisions in Brief

Decisions in Brief

John C. Gatz

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Court Can’t Picture Dismissing Copyright Case

Michael Grecco Productions, Inc. v. Alamy, Inc., No. 18-CV-3260, 2019 WL 1284256, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46185 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 12, 2019). Grecco is a photography studio that entered into a licensing agreement where Alamy had the ability to sell some of Grecco’s copyrighted works. The licensing agreement terminated in 2013, and any rights to continue to sell copyrighted works under the licensing agreement terminated in June 2015. Alamy continued to sell copyrighted works in 2016. Grecco sued Alamy for copyright infringement and for violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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