Copyright News - Liebowitz Law Firm

In Defense of Attorney Richard Liebowitz

October 3, 2019   Attorney Richard Liebowitz has made quite a name for himself in the world of copyright litigation since being admitted to practice law in 2016.  He has filed nearly 2,000 copyright lawsuits and attracted the scorn of opposing parties and federal court judges. He has been the recipient of repeated sanctions, insults, […]

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Attorney Richard Liebowitz Sanctioned And Ridiculed By Judge

September 22, 2019 – Staff   Attorney Richard Liebowitz, who is the undisputed king of mass copyright litigation, received a fine $8,745 and a dubious distinction from federal court judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York. The fine was for Mr. Liebowitz failing to comply with court orders.  But the bigger hit […]

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Liebowitz Files 556 Copyright Lawsuits In 2018

  Attorney Richard Liebowitz was again the most prolific filers of copyright lawsuits in 2018.   His law firm bested their last year’s number of 461 cases filed by nearly 100.   He filed a very impressive 556 copyright cases in 2018.   The Valleystream, New York based attorney primarily represents copyright holders in photography […]

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Attorney Richard Liebowitz Fights Troll Label – Gets Fine Reduced

  April 12, 2018 – Lead attorney for The Liebowitz Law Firm, Richard Liebowitz, was labeled a copyright troll and sanctioned $10,000 by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. Liebowitz fought the shocking sanction award claiming it was unlawfully punitive. Judge Cote reduced the sanction to $2,000 and ordered Liebowitz to take ethics classes. The case in […]

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Liebowitz Law Firm Top Filer of Copyright Law Suits In 2017

  December 30, 2017 – The law firm of Richard Liebowitz was the most frequent filer of copyright law suits in 2017.  The New York based law firm filed 469 copyright law suits in 2017, all of which were in New York. Despite an embarrassing ruling that resulted in a $140,000 judgment against one of […]

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Richard Liebowitz Law Firm & Client Hit With $140,000 Judgment 

October 23, 2017 – Several big media companies just won a judgment of $140,000 against a copyright plaintiff, Kali Kanongataa, and the law firm that represented him, The Liebowitz Law Firm. Attorney Richard Liebowitz and Yekaterina Tsyvkin of Liebowitz Law Firm PLLC were the attorneys of record on the case. The case stems from several […]

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Adlife Communications Files $20,000,000 Copyright Lawsuit

  October 21, 2017 – Adlife Communications made a 20 million dollar demand against multiple defendants in copyright lawsuit filed by Higbee & Associates in Illinois. The demand amount is amount is quite unusual for a couple of reasons. First, Adlife’s photo collection is primarily stock photography of food. Market comparables for these images are […]

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Copyright Lawsuit Stats In 2017

  October 20, 2017 – Last year’s most active copyright law firms that we track— which are primarily ones that represent photographers or agencies and are often called trolls, were Liebowitz Law Firm, Sanders Law and Higbee & Associates.   The biggest change from 2016 involves the rapid increase in the number of law suits […]

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Liebowitz Law Firm Filing Crazy Number of Copyright Lawsuits

  October 12, 2017 – The New York based Liebowitz Law Firm has become one of the most active filers of copyright law suits.    Liebowitz has filed 294 law suits in 2017, making him one of the most active copyright trolls of 2017. We thought it was odd when the number of reports about […]

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