LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles man claims photos of him and his wife were uploaded to a website without his permission.
Paul N. Weinberg filed a complaint on Dec. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Dirty World LLC and Does 1-10 citing copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the defendant operates TheDirty.com, which encourages users to post insults under images. The plaintiff alleges the defendant acquired three images of him and his wife from their Facebook profiles without their permission and refuses to remove them. The plaintiff holds Dirty World LLC and Does 1-10 responsible because the plaintiff alleges the defendant does not have permission to use the images and has not taken them down despite Digital Millennium Copyright Act requests.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages, disgorgement, all profits, statutory damages, injunction against the defendant, destruction of all infringing copies of plaintiff's images, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Gary J. Gorham of Raskin Gorham Anderson Law in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-09179-GW-PJW