Photog's Copyright Suit Against Pearson Survives

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT) -- A lawsuit accusing Pearson Education Inc. of putting a photographer's work in its textbooks without permission can go forward, a federal judge ruled Friday, denying the publisher’s request to toss the complaint.

Photographer Carl Schneider made a strong enough case against Pearson, a textbook publisher, that his claims of copyright infringement can go forward, U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken said in a written order.

“Plaintiff’s complaint sufficiently states a claim for copyright infringement,” the judge said. “It both provides ‘fair notice’ to defendant and contains...
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