Photographer sues plastic surgeon for using her photos without permission beyond allotted time period
A plastic surgeon in Texas is being sued for copyright infringement after it was alleged that the doctor kept utilizing the images taken by a photographer even though her permission to do so had expired.
The lawsuit alleges that Houston-based Camille G. Cash twice paid photographer Sinden Collier to shoot pictures of her in 2007 and 2012.
Collier consented to provide Cash a license so that she could use the images to advertise her medical business on her website by reproducing and displaying them.
According to the complaint, the most recent agreement expired in 2016. Collier alleges that Cash persisted in using these pictures without her consent.
Collier claims to have registered her copyrights in each of those images with the US Copyright Office, which she claims makes her the sole and exclusive owner of those images.
Collier requested that the courts take legal action to put an end to additional infringement, award monetary damages, and recover any profits that Cash may have made as a result of the infringement.
PitchMark has previously reported a similar yet unrelated story about US-based photographer Stephanie Campbell, who filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Gannett Media Corp. and more than 220 Gannett news outlets for allegedly using a photo she shot without her permission.
Campbell claimed that she owned the rights to a photo she took of former National Football League coach Katie Sowers, which Gannett obtained through a screenshot to publish to their readers and subscribers in over 220 of its news publications.
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