Danger Ninja Productions et al v. Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. et al
Plaintiff, a Portland-based photographer, alleges that cosmetic giant Estee Lauder used one of his images (DRIPPING BLACK…see below) without authorization on magazine covers and in connection with in-store campaigns.
Can you spot Daniel Hoyt’s image in the MAC ad below?
Court Case Number: 3:11-cv-01321-PK
File Date: Thursday, November 03, 2011
Plaintiff: Danger Ninja Productions, Daniel Hoyt
Plaintiff Counsel: Kurt M. Rylander, Mark E. Beatty of Rylander & Associates PC
Defendant: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
Make-Up Art Cosmetics, Inc.
M.A.C. Cosmetics, Inc.
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Copyright Misattribution, DMCA Violation, Unfair Trade Practices
Court: District Court of Oregon
Judge: Magistrate Judge Paul Papak
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