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The plaintiff in this copyright infringement lawsuit is a professional photographer from Nashville, Tennessee. In March 2019, the plaintiff took a photograph of Ray Luzier, drummer for the band Korn. The photograph was immediately registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

The Defendant, which sells acoustical products from Indianapolis, Indiana, allegedly used the plaintiff’s photograph on its website without authorization, on a page about “famous users” of the Defendant’s products. The photograph was also allegedly posted on the Defendant’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Stay tuned for updates.

Berman v. Auralex Acoustics, Inc.

Case Number: 1:21-cv-02090-JMS-TAB
File Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Plaintiff: Sayre Berman
Plaintiff Counsel: Craig B. Sanders, Esq. of Barshay Sanders, PLLC
Defendant: Auralex Acoustics, Inc.
Cause: Direct Copyright Infringement, Falsification, Removal and Alteration of Copyright Management Information
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Jane Magnus-Stinson
Referred To: Tim A. Baker