Removal of Printed Photo Credit Qualifies as DMCA Violation, Court Says

June 23, 2011

By David Walker

©Peter Murphy

The radio station that employed these two "shock jocks" scanned this image from a magazine and posted it on their web site without permission, and without the photo credit that appeared in the magazine.

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has reinstated a photographer’s copyright lawsuit against a New Jersey radio station owner, after finding that a lower court came to the wrong decision on every issue in the case. Most significantly, the appeals court said that a photo credit printed in the gutter of a magazine qualifies as copyright management information (CMI) under...

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