Advertising company alleges pacemaker company used photos without consent

By Carrie Bradon | May 22, 2019

BENTON — A Rhode Island advertising company is suing a Belvidere pacemaker company, alleging the plaintiff's photos were used without consent.

AdLife Marketing & Communications Company Inc., filed a complaint May 15 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Poplar Grove Pacemaker LLC, alleging copyright infringement.

The suit states AdLife is the copyright holder and owner of 118 food photos, which were also registered with the United States Copyright Office. The plaintiff alleges Poplar Grove ran the photos with its weekly ads for food products without having received permission or consent from the plaintiff.

AdLife seeks trial by jury, $150,000 per infringement, court costs, expenses, attorney' fees, interest and all just and proper relief. It is represented by attorney Richard P. Liebowitz of Liebowitz Law Firm PLLC in Valley Stream, New York.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:19-CV-00513

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