SAN FRANCISCO — A Napa photographer is suing a publishing company, alleging copyright infringement.
Peter Menzel filed a complaint Sept. 22 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Scholastic Inc. alleging the defendant illegally used the plaintiff's photographs without his consent.
According to the complaint, Menzel suffered damages as the result of his copyrighted photographs being used by Scholastic for foreign and international editions and publications. The plaintiff alleges Scholastic printed more copies of Menzel's photographs that what was authorized and distributed it outside the authorized area.
Menzel seeks trial by jury, an injunction against the defendant, impoundment of all copies of the plaintiff's photographs, actual damages, profits, statutory damages, legal fees, interest and any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Alex Rice Kerr of Harmon Seidman Bruss & Kerr LLC in Jackson, Wyoming and Christopher Seidmana of Harmon Seidman Bruss & Kerr in Grand Junction, Colorado.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:17-cv-05499-LB