Coventry, RI photographer Kristen Pierson accuses Barrett 2019s of infringing her copyright in a photograph of New Bedford singer Craig DeMelo (known as the 201cWhiskey Poet 201d) in promotions for a performance by DeMelo at the restaurant. Pierson asserts that her notice of copyright was included at the bottom of the photograph as reproduced by Barrett 2019s, and further that she provides notice via her website, Rok-Pix.com. Despite receiving notice from Pierson, Barrett 2019s continued displaying the photograph on at least one webpage. Pierson seeks statutory damages and attorney 2019s fees, as well as injunctive relief.
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