Viacom Hit With Copyright Suit Over Rare NWA Photos

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles-based photographer sued Viacom Inc. on Friday, alleging the entertainment giant unlawfully used several photographs in a 2008 VH1 documentary about the legendary hip-hop group N.W.A.

Howard Rosenberg lodged the suit in New York federal court against Viacom, which owns VH1, and production company Creature Films Inc., alleging the producers of the documentary “N.W.A.: The World’s Most Dangerous Group,” used no less than 27 of his copyrighted images of the group, despite the fact that he only licensed the music entertainment channel to employ...
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Case Title

Rosenberg v. Viacom, Inc. et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-06687

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Paul A. Engelmayer

Date Filed

September 23, 2011

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