Indianapolis, Indiana – Serial litigant Richard N. Bell of McCordsville, Indiana filed a new lawsuit alleging copyright infringement in the Southern District of Indiana. This litigation names analytics firm Aurora Worldwide Development Corporation of Madison, Wisconsin as Defendant.
Aurora is accused of infringing Bell’s copyright in a photo titled “Indianapolis Photo,” which has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office under Registration No. VA0001785115. Bell claims that Aurora published the copyrighted photo without proper authorization on its website, aurorawdc.com, as well as within a PDF file located on another website that Aurora controls.
In this lawsuit, Bell, an Indiana copyright lawyer and professional photographer, also contends that Defendant’s conduct disparaged him, stating that Aurora “willfully and recklessly falsely claimed that it client [sic] owned the copyrights of all images and photos contained on the website of aurorawdc.com including Indianapolis Photo and thereby disparaged the Plaintiff.”
Bell includes claims of “copyright infringement and unfair competition” in this lawsuit. He seeks injunctive relief along with statutory damages, costs and attorneys’ fees.
Practice Tip: Bell is a frequent copyright litigant in Indiana federal courts. Previous blog posts about his cases include:
• Bell Names Aramark in Latest Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
• Attorney/Photographer Sues North Carolina Hotel Operator
• Attorney/Plaintiff Bell Files Three New Lawsuits Over Photo of Indianapolis Skyline
• Eight New Infringement Lawsuits Filed by Attorney/Plaintiff
• Attorney/Photographer Files Two New Infringement Lawsuits
• Lawsuit by Frequent Copyright Litigant Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction
• District Court Terminates Copyright Suit Over Photo; Plaintiff Appeals
• Remaining Copyright Defendants in Bell Lawsuit to be Dismissed
• Attorney/Photographer Sues Georgia Real Estate Company for Infringing Copyrighted Photo
• Sovereign Immunity May Take a Toll on Bell’s Latest Copyright Lawsuit
• Appellate Court Dismisses Copyright Appeal as Premature
• Bell Rings in the Holiday Weekend with a New Copyright Lawsuit
• Bell Files New Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
• Bell Sues Georgia-Based FindTicketsFast.com for Copyright Infringement
• Richard Bell Files Two New Copyright Infringement Lawsuits
• Court Prevents Copyright Plaintiff Bell from Outmaneuvering Legal System; Orders Bell to Pay Almost $34,000 in Fees and Costs
• Three Default Judgments of $2,500 Ordered for Copyright Infringement
• Court Orders Severance of Misjoined Copyright Infringement Complaint
The case was assigned to Judge Richard L. Young and Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-02352-RLY-MJD.