BWP Media USA, Inc. is a provider of entertainment-related photojournalism goods and services and owns the rights to photographs featuring celebrities which it licenses to online, television and print publications. The works are protected by a Certificate of Copyright Registration issued by the Register of Copyrights.
BWP Media USA has instituted copyright infringement lawsuits against numerous John Doe Defendants mostly captioned as BWP Media USA, Inc. v. Does, at least initially.The lawsuits typically allege that defendants actively copied, stored, modified, and/or displayed BWP Media’s photographs on the website without their authorization.
BWP Media has pursued its lawsuit(s) in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The firm may have suits in other jurisdictions as well.
If you have received a letter from your internet service provider regarding a lawsuit by BWP Media USA, Inc. or you have been named as a defendant, you should contact an independent copyright attorney who can assist you in the case.
Below is the case recently instituted by BWP Media in California. Please be reminded that this is a representative list, and not all lawsuits are listed:
BWP Media USA Inc. d/b/a Pacific Coast News v. Sister 2 Sister, Inc. (Case 2:14-cv-06908-AB-VBK)