Design Pics, Inc. v. Max Hartshorne d/b/a Travel et al. (18-cv-30103).

Canadian company Design Pics provides stock photographs to registered members. Design Pics obtained the rights to a series of pictures of Chinese food dishes taken by photographer Kyle Rothenborg, which were registered in a bulk registration with other works. The pictures are displayed on Design Pics’ website along with metadata indicating the photographer and the copyright status. Design Pics asserts that displayed the Rothenborg photographs without license. Design Pics claims copyright infringement and violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for the removal of the copyright management metadata.

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