DMCA Claims Rejected; Copyright Claim Survives In Missouri Action

Mealey's (November 9, 2015, 2:02 PM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — Allegations that an advertising agency copied, without authorization, 169 low-resolution images through screenshots will proceed, albeit without a count for violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), thanks to a Nov. 5 ruling by a Missouri federal judge (Stephen Kennedy v. Gish, Sherwood & Friends Inc., No. 13-2236, E.D. Mo.).

(Decision available. Document #16-151116-008Z.)

According to U.S. Judge John A. Ross of the Eastern District of Missouri, the copying by defendant Gish, Sherwood & Friends Inc. in connection with “comp use,” a...
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