Patel v. Cox Enterprises, Inc. et al, Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-04669-ELR (N.D. Ga., Nov. 23, 2022)

A self-taught, Atlanta-based landscape photographer is suing Cox Enterprises, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Rollins, Inc., for damages and injunctive relief associated with the unauthorized use of Patel’s original copyrighted work of authorship. The work at issue, entitled “Downtown Atlanta Pano,” depicts the skyline of Downtown Atlanta at sunset. According to the complaint, the Defendants used the copyrighted image without license or authority for advertisements and general business promotion. The Plaintiff seeks injunction and actual or statutory damages, at his election.

The case has been assigned to Judge Eleanor L. Ross.