Copyright infringement lawsuit: Colo. photographer's image of pirate ship published without his consent

By John Suayan | Feb 5, 2019


GALVESTON – A Colorado photographer alleges that the copyright to his image of a pirate ship at sunset was infringed upon, recent Galveston federal court records show.

Shane Bechler filed a lawsuit against 1859-Historic Hotels, Ltd. on Feb. 4, accusing the defendant of including the photograph in question in an online article without his permission.

“Hotels did not license the photograph from the plaintiff for its article, nor did Hotels have the plaintiff’s permission or consent to publish the photograph on its Web site,” court filings state.

Consequently, Bechler seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Richard Liebowitz of the Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC in Valley Stream, N.Y. is representing the complainant.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 3:19-CV-0043

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