Indiana Copyright Litigation: Richard Bell Files Two New Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

Indianapolis, Indiana – Indiana attorney Richard Bell of McCordsville, Indiana filed two new lawsuits alleging copyright infringement in the Southern District of Indiana. The Defendants in the first lawsuit are WRTV of Indianapolis, Indiana, and DISH Network Corporation of Englewood, Colorado. The Defendant in the second copyright complaint is Larry Turner of Indianapolis, Indiana.

In two similar intellectual property complaints, Bell, an Indiana copyright lawyer and professional photographer, alleged infringement of a copyrighted photo of Indianapolis. This photo, Registration Number VA0001785115, has been registered by the U.S. Copyright Office. Bell claims that he owns the intellectual property rights to the photo.

In two separate lawsuits, filed in an Indiana federal court, Bell asserts that the Defendants used his copyrighted photo without having purchased a license. Each complaint lists one count, “Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition.” Bell asks for injunctive relief; actual and/or statutory damages; and reimbursement of litigation costs, including attorneys’ fees.

The first case was assigned to Judge William T. Lawrence and Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:15-cv-00924-WTL-TAB.

The second case was assigned to Judge Tanya Walton Pratt and Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:15-cv-00931-TWP-DKL.



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