Yoko Ono Lennon cannot maintain a copyright infringement action for unidentified photographs she claims are in the defendant’s possession since she neither owns a registered copyright in the photographs nor has applied for one, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held Feb. 15 (Lennon v. Seaman, S.D.N.Y., No. 99 Civ. 2664 (LBS), 2/15/00).
Lennon brought this suit alleging that the defendant infringed her copyrights in photographs of the Lennon family displayed by the defendant on a television program and published in the defendant’s book. At this point in the litigation, the court considered the defendant’s motion to dismiss counts based on unidentified photographs allegedly in the defendant’s possession and fraud on the Copyright Office.
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