Doy Dewitt Gorton: Former New York Times Photographer Alleges Copyright Infringement

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Doy Dewitt Gorton, a former New York Times photographer filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Roxanne Conley and J & S Maroon LLC, doing business as Seventeen 710 Custom and Attitude Designs with case number 3:18-cv-01106 alleging they violated the United States Copyright Act.

The plaintiff affirms that he is the owner of certain photographs that were subject to the protection of the federal copyright act. He filed the suit May 11 this year.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants used and distributed his copyrighted materials without his permission and/or authorization

The Plaintiff further claims that his photos were used in violation of federal copyright laws.

Gorton requests a trial by jury and seeks a permanent injunction to stop the defendants from copying, displaying, distributing and selling his photographs.

The plaintiff also seek for payment for damages and all profits the defendants made using his photographs and other relief the court deem fit.


Case Information:

Gorton v. Conley et al
Judge: David R Herndon
Referred: Reona J Daly
Case #: 3:18-cv-01106
Nature of Suit 820 Property Rights – Copyrights
Cause 28:1338 Copyright Infringement
Attorney Representing the Plaintiff – Darrell Dunham in Carbondale.
Court – U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Case Filed: May 11, 2018

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