Flag Raising Photograph Copyright Program
We represented the prior owner of the iconic Flag Raising Photograph.
The World Trade Center Flag Raising Photograph depicts American resilience in the face of tragedy.
North Jersey Media Group Inc., the prior owner of The Record, licensed the photograph, and raised tens of thousands of dollars for 9/11 charities.
We represented North Jersey Media Group Inc. to enforce its copyright in the Flag Raising Photograph against infringers.
On September 11, 2001, the publishers of The Record, a New Jersey newspaper, dispatched staff photograph Thomas E. Franklin to the World Trade Center site. Franklin photographed three New York City firefighters raising the American flag atop a pile of smoldering ruins. The Record published the photograph in its September 12, 2001, edition.
North Jersey Media Group Inc. hired Dunnegan & Scileppi LLC to enforce the copyright in this photograph. As part of our mission to do so, we have successfully tried an action against CafePress Inc., and are pursuing actions against a national cable television company, as well as a former governor and Vice Presidential candidate.