LOS ANGELES — A Santa Monica photo agency is suing competitors, alleging copyright infringement.
Michael Grecco Productions Inc. filed a complaint July 12 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Rex Features, Ltd., Asos.com LTD, Billboard, Associated Newspapers LTD, Microsoft Corporation, Guardian News & Media Limited, News Group Newspapers Limited, Time Out Group, Time Inc. (UK) LTD, and Does 1 through 10, alleging the defendants illegally copied and reproduced the plaintiff's photographs without permission.
According to the complaint, Michael Grecco Productions suffered damages from having its photographs used and displayed without permission.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants illegally copied and publicly displayed Michael Grecco's photographs.
Michael Grecco Productions seeks trial by jury, enjoin the defendants, damages, actual damages, profits, statutory damages between $2,500 and $25,000, interest, legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorney Peter E. Perkowski of Perkowski Legal PC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-05152-SJO-MRW