Simon J Burchett is a professional photographer who is the beneficial owner, by assignment, of a copyright image of a container ship. Infoway LLC is a web design company. Burchett sued Infoway for copyright infringement, contributory copyright infringement, and under the DMCA for their failure to include copyright management information. Infoway posted Burchett’s copyrighted picture of the container ship on Flickr under a Creative Commons License, with Infoway’s trade name, website, and logo, without license or authority. Plaintiff is seeking actual damages, statutory damages for copyright infringement and breach of the DMCA, and reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.
On 07/06/2020 the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case without prejudice or costs.