Bravo Wants Photog's IP Suit Over Reality Show Pared

Law360, New York (September 22, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT) -- Bravo Media LLC and parent company NBCUniversal Media LLC asked a Missouri federal judge on Wednesday to trim the case of a St. Louis photographer accusing the reality show “Million Dollar Decorators” of using images of his work without the proper contractual permission.

The TV companies sought to toss allegations that they violated a federal law protecting artists' work when they aired footage showing an enlarged copy of Michael Eastman's photograph, saying the actions fall outside the “narrow scope” of the Visual Artists Rights Act of...
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