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Bethany Business Facing Federal Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Federal courthouse-Kansas City, Missouri.

(Kansas City, MO) A Bethany business is facing a federal civil lawsuit alleging it infringed upon the copyright of an Illinois photographer.

The Complaint against Bethany Building Center, Inc. was filed in December in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Mike Boatman, a commercial photographer based in Peoria, Illinois claims Bethany Building Center used one of his photographs on its website.  According to the court documents, Boatman copyrighted the work, which depicts an outdoor entertainment area, in 2014.

In the complaint, Boatman says Bethany Building Center did not have a license to use the photograph on its website, and attached its own false copyright management information to the work.

Boatman is asking the Court for an injunction against Bethany Building Center against the use of the photograph as well as unspecified monetary damages.

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