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News Site Beats Suit Over Image Of Violent Berkeley Clash

Law360 (March 26, 2018, 3:35 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday tossed out a copyright lawsuit filed against news website Mic over an image of protesters at a pro-Trump rally, calling the site’s use of a still-frame from a video “trivial.”

The case, filed by an attorney who has been labeled a “copyright troll” by another judge, claimed Mic Network Inc. had infringed Lukasz Rudkowski’s copyright by using a still-frame of his video, which captured the violent April 2017 protests at the University of California Berkeley.

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Case Information

Case Title

Rudkowski v. Mic Network Inc.

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit



Deborah A. Batts

Date Filed

May 15, 2017

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