Louie Torres Jul. 12, 2016, 5:22pm


PHILADELPHIA — A photographer is suing Pearson Education Inc., a publisher, citing alleged copyright infringement.

Michael Keller filed a complaint on July 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Pearson Education Inc., alleging that the publisher breached their licensing agreement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages as the result of their licensing agreement being breached and his photographs being used outside of the coverage of their agreement. The plaintiff holds Pearson Education Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly printed more copies than authorized and distributed them outside the authorized distribution area.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an injunction against the defendant, impoundment of all copies of plaintiff's photographs which violated his exclusive rights, actual damages and profits derived from the unlawful act, statutory damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Maurice Harmon of Harmon & Seidman LLC in New Hope.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-03721-JS

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