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PicRights LTD Copyright Letters Making Noise In The US

  PicRights LTD has recently come on as one of the most active enforcers of copyright for photos.   They operate out of Canada but appear to send a large volume of copyright enforcement emails to the US in effort to collect payments for their clients.     They do not own the copyrights and they […]

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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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Failing To Defend Copyright Lawsuits Proves Risky

  June 1, 2018 – Getting served with a copyright lawsuit is very stressful. Defending a copyright lawsuit is also expensive. But failing to take them seriously can lead to big problems. Consider recent examples of two different defendants getting hit with huge default judgments.   Default judgments result when defendants fail to answer a […]

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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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RM Media Ltd. – Nick Youngson Files Copyright Lawsuit

UPDATE:  May 25, 2018  Update – RM Media LTD has filed several more lawsuits in the US.   RM Media LTD has filed more copyright lawsuits.  An example of one can be found at   Original Story:  November 28, 2017 – RM Media Ltd., the self-proclaimed publisher of “best selling” stock photos has begun filing […]

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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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