Indianapolis, Indiana – Copyright attorney and professional photographer Richard Bell of McCordsville, Indiana filed four new lawsuits in the Southern District of Indiana alleging copyright infringement.
Defendants in these four new cases are: Indiana University of Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana; Purdue University of West Lafayette, Indiana; David Powell and Midwest Regional Network for Intervention with Sex Offenders of Indianapolis, Indiana; and East Coast Health Insurance, Inc. of Deerfield Beach, Florida.
At issue in these four lawsuits are two photos, Bell’s “Indianapolis Photo” and his “Indianapolis Nighttime Photo,” which have been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office under Registration No. VA0001785115.
Bell contends that the two universities infringed the copyright of the “Indianapolis Photo,” while the remaining Defendants are accused of having infringed the “Indianapolis Nighttime Photo.”
Bell makes claims of “Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition” and seeks statutory damages, injunctive relief, costs and attorneys’ fees.
Practice Tip: Bell is a frequent copyright litigant in Indiana. Our previous posts about his litigation include:
• Copyright Attorney Shifts to Alleging Infringement of Different Photo
• Attorney/Plaintiff Accuses Wisconsin Analytics Firm of Copyright Infringement
• 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 Indiana University case was assigned to Judge Richard L. Young and Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-02463-RLY-DML.
The Purdue University case was assigned to Judge Richard L. Young and Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-02488-RLY-DML.
The Powell case was assigned to Judge Tanya Walton Pratt and Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-02491-TWP-DML.
The East Coast Health Insurance case was assigned to Judge Sarah Evans Barker and Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue in the Southern District of Indiana and assigned Case No. 1:16-cv-02482-SEB-DKL.