Defendant’s unauthorized use of plaintiff’s copyrighted photos on the Web infringed plaintiff’s copyright, violated California’s right of publicity statute, and, because of the willful nature of the infringement, merited an award of attorneys’ fees, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California held March 27 (Perfect 10 Inc. v. Talisman Communications Inc., C.D. Calif., No. CV 99-10450(RAP)(Mcx), 3/27/00).

The plaintiff, Perfect 10 Inc., is the producer, publisher, and distributor of Perfect 10 products and services, including Perfect 10 Magazine and an Internet Web site at www.perfect10.com. Perfect 10 produces the design, layout, filming, production, marketing, and promotion of its products including the magazine, its Web site, photographs, video productions, and other arts, and is the copyright owner of these works.

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