7th Circuit Rules Against Photographer In Copyright Case

(July 6, 2016, 1:02 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — An Indiana federal judge properly rejected a photographer’s copyright claims because although several defendants committed infringement, they promptly removed the infringing photograph from their website and their use caused no damages, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 1 (Richard Bell v. Cameron Taylor et al., Nos. 15-2343, -3735 and 15-3731, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 12175).

(Decision available. Document #16-160718-004Z.)

According to the appellate panel, efforts by plaintiff Richard Bell to establish damages based upon a hypothetical fair market licensing...
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