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US photographer sues Twitter for not removing pictures

Sun, Jan 17, 2016, 07:23 PM
New York, Jan 17: A woman photographer has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Twitter in a US court, claiming that the micro-blogging site failed to remove a photo of hers that was posted without permission, a media report said.

Wisconsin-based photographer Jennifer Rondinelli Reilly filed her complaint at a federal court in California, petapixel.com reported on Saturday.

According to Reilly, after discovering her photo being shared on Twitter, she sent 28 notices to Twitter about a large number of infringements. Although the company apparently acted on some of them, 50 of the 56 infringements were not taken down.

The photo at the centre of the lawsuit is titled "Red Lips And Microphone".

The photo was apparently taken and modified to promote an annual "Poetic Justice" event at the University of North Texas. It was retweeted a number of times by those helping promote the event.

Reilly has urged the court to force Twitter to remove all infringing photos as well as pay her compensation for both actual and statutory damages.
Agency: IANS

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