Photojournalist Accusing Indiana Company for Copyright Infringement

Photo-300x150Photojournalist David Hoffman, a UK resident, is suing Lauth Investigations International, an Indiana investigation firm, for allegedly infringing on a 2005 copyrighted photograph titled “Homeless Woman 1.” According to the Plaintiff, Lauth used the photo in an article without permission, cropping it and removing copyright information for commercial use. Despite Hoffman’s notification, no resolution was reached.

Hoffman seeks various remedies for copyright infringement, including a declaration of infringement, claims of willful infringement, compensation for damages, legal fees, and interest. The aim is to prevent further infringement and related activities by the Defendant.

The case has been assigned to Judge James Patrick Hanlon and Magistrate Judge M. Kendra Klump, in the U.S. District Court of Southern Indiana, and assigned Case No. 1:23-cv-01678-JPH-MKK.


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