Brammer v. Violent Hues Productions, LLC, No. 1:2017cv01009 - Document 69 (E.D. Va. 2018)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Claude M. Hilton on 6/11/2018. (dest, )
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Brammer v. Violent Hues Productions, LLC Doc. 69 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division RUSSELL BRAMMER, Plaintiff, Civil Action No. l-17-cv-01009 V. VIOLENT HUES PRODUCTIONS, LLC, Defendant. MEMORANDUM OPINON THIS MATTER comes before the Court on Defendant Violent Hues Productions, LLC's Motion for Summary Judgment. Plaintiff Russell Brammer, a photographer, initiated this suit claiming that Violent Hues infringed his copyright by using a photograph on Violent Hues' website which Brammer had captured and posted online. Brammer took the photograph at issue in this case in November of 2011. The photo is a time-lapse depiction of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C., at night. Brammer posted this photo on several online image-sharing websites as well as his personal website. He applied for a copyright registration in September 2016, which was granted in July 2017. Dockets.Justia.com