Judge Backs Sony, A&E In Clark Rockefeller Photo Row

Law360, New York (May 12, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT) -- Sony Pictures Television Inc. and A&E Television Networks LLC were cleared in Massachusetts on Thursday of copyright infringement over re-creating a photographer's picture of convicted kidnapper Clark Rockefeller and daughter Reigh for a true-crime TV movie.

Donald Harney accused Sony in 2010 of infringing his copyrighted picture, which was restaged for the movie using actors who portrayed the Rockefellers. Harney's picture, snapped for a local Beacon Hill newspaper, depicts Reigh holding a palm leaf while sitting on the shoulders of Rockefeller, holding a program for Palm...
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