Last Updated on 08/09/2013 by Gevon Servo
A Philadelphia DA might be in court soon, and this time around he may be the accused. Photographer R. Bradley Maule is suing DA R. Seth Williams because he used one of Maule’s copyrighted photographs as his twitter background. The photo came from Maule’s blog: Philly Skyline and was first discovered in April of this year.
Now here’s the better part: when Maule asked Williams to take down the photo in an extremely friendly manner over lunch, Williams was told that the copyright accusation was, “silly bullshit.”
According to ArtInfo, “Williams ‘claimed that there was no such photograph on the defendant’s Twitter webpage, because the defendant was looking at his Twitter account on his smartphone and there was no skyline on his smartphone rendition of his Twitter account,’ Maule’s complaint says. ‘Undersigned counsel for the plaintiff then asked defendant to look at his Twitter webpage on a ‘regular person’s computer,’ to which defendant replied that he didn’t have access to a ‘regular person’s computer.’
Over the last two years, Maule has accused many folks of using his images. Amongst those listed are The Inquirer, Gyro Advertising, The Colbert Report, Modern Steel Construction Magazine, and Family Dodge. And he recently sued all of them. But in regards to this case, no specific monetary amounts have been cited.