Spinelli v. National Football League

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No. 13 Civ. 7398 (S.D.N.Y.)

- Currently representing seven freelance photographers in lawsuit alleging massive copyright infringement by the NFL, Associated Press, and Getty Images. The lawsuit challenges the validity of AP’s contributor contracts, particularly AP’s claim that, even though it denies being either an agent or a fiduciary, it can settle copyright claims for its contributors over their objections and without obtaining any compensation on their behalf.

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Pablo Star, Ltd. v. The Welsh Government

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No. 15 Civ. 1167 (S.D.N.Y.)

- Currently representing media company that owns copyrights in historically significant photographs of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas that the Welsh Government copied and published without permission in advertising materials distributed in the United States and around the world to promote tourism to Wales.