Photog Asks 1st Circ. To Revive Sony, A&E Copyright Row

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 7:51 PM EST) -- A photographer urged the First Circuit on Friday to revive his copyright infringement suit against Sony Pictures Television Inc. and A&E Television Networks LLC over the studios' recreation of a picture of convicted kidnapper Clark Rockefeller and daughter Reigh for a made-for-TV movie.

In a brief made public Friday, photojournalist Donald Harney argued that U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel erred in awarding Sony and A&E summary judgment last May, saying the judge overdissected Harney's photograph and overlooked key aspects of the image's originality.

Harney accused...
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