U.S. News | Photographer Sues Sinclair Television Group for Copyright Infringement

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A photographer, Anthony Ayiomamitis has filed a lawsuit in the Texas Western District Court against Sinclair Television Group for copyright infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that Sinclair Television reproduced and publicly displayed a copyrighted photograph of a lunar apogee and perigee without a license or permission.

The plaintiff reportedly said that Ayiomamitis owns the lunar apogee and perigee photograph which has been copyrighted in the United State.

The plaintiff reportedly said that Sinclair Television published an article on its website on April 6, titled “Pink Supermoon: When to see the biggest and brightest moon of 2020” which features the plaintiff’s photograph as one of the photographs in the article.

The plaintiff reportedly said that Sinclair Television infringement is willful and intentional and had caused lots of damages and loss of profits.

The plaintiff seeks judgment in his favor, an award for pre-judgment interest, an award for damages, an award for costs and fees, and other relief as determined by the Court.

The case is ongoing.

Ayiomamitis v. Sinclair Television Group, Inc.

Judge:Lee Yeakel
Court:Texas Western District Court
Case #:1:20-cv-00420
Nature of Suit:Copyright
Cause:Copyright Infringement
Case Filed:April 20, 2020
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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