SAN FRANCISCO – A Wisconsin photographer alleges a San Francisco social association used her copyrighted photograph without her consent.
Jennifer Rondinelli Reilly filed a complaint on July 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against San Francisco Urban Adventure Club, Andrew Huang and Does 1-5 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered damages as the result of her photograph being used without her consent by the defendants. The plaintiff holds San Francisco Urban Adventure Club, Andrew Huang and Does 1-5 responsible because the defendants allegedly published plaintiff's photograph on their website to promote their club.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks temporary and permanent injunction, order for the defendant to destroy all infringing copies of plaintiff's photograph, award actual damages to plaintiff plus profits derived from the unlawful act, statutory damages, increased statutory damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Derek A. Newman, Sophy Tabandeh and Peri-Elle Cabagnot of Newman Du Wors LLP in Santa Monica.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-04057-MEJ