An automotive photography company for over 20 years, EVOX Productions has filed a lawsuit in the California Central District Court against AOL, Oath, Verizon Media and other unnamed persons for copyright infringement.
The plaintiff alleges that Evox productions licensed thousands of its images to AOL in 2014 for use on one of AOL’s web properties, Autoblog. The license agreement between AOL and EVOX was terminated in 2017 by AOL.
The plaintiff reportedly said that AOL continued to use 281,721 EVOX images by distributing them, transmitting them, copying them, displaying them, or making them available to the general public without license or authorization.
The plaintiff reportedly said that the infringing images are now under Verizon’s control. AOL was previously owned and operated by Oath, but is now owned and operated by Verizon.
The plaintiff reportedly said that the unauthorized use of its copyright has caused lots of damages, confusion and unfair competition.
EVOX is seeking maximum statutory damages for each image, a trebled award of damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, an award for costs and other relief as determined by the Court.
The case is ongoing.
EVOX PRODUCTIONS LLC, a Delaware limited liability company v. AOL INC., a Delaware corporation et al
|Judge:||Fernando M Olguin|
|Court:||California Central District Court|
|Nature of Suit:||Copyright|
|Case Filed:||March 27, 2020|