FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DIGITALCUSTOM GROUP SUES FLORIDA COMPANY FOR INFRINGEMENT OF IMAGE-EDIT & ART WEB SITE


San Francisco, CA () - DigitalCustom Group, Inc. announced a settlement of its federal copyright and trademark action against Photo Renew, a Florida based business. The action was filed in June in the San Francisco division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

DigitalCustom discovered on June 24, 2001 that Photo Renew had copied the entire public portion of DigitalCustom's customer consumer digital image editing Web site known as Image-Edit & Art (www.image-edit.com). The copying included the source code, text and graphics, creating an online Web site that was virtually identical to Image-Edit & Art -- except that the name Photo Renew had been substituted throughout the site.

Under the settlement, Photo Renew and its principals admitted the acts of infringement and agreed to a permanent injunction and reimbursement of DigitalCustom's litigation costs.

Aaron Daru, DigitalCustom's Vice President, Operations, said: "We reacted very swiftly to this infringement and achieved a result that left the infringers worse off for their ill-conceived strategy."

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About DigitalCustom
DigitalCustom Group offers custom digital photo editing services to photo retailers, marketing agencies, media companies, photographers, in-house corporate creative departments and consumers (through "DigitalCustom" and "Image-Edit & Art"). DigitalCustom's corporate offices are in San Francisco, California and its worldwide customer service facility is in Cincinnati, Ohio. More information about DigitalCustom Group is available on the company's corporate/professional Web site at www.digitalcustom.com and its consumer site at www.image-edit.com.

Press Contact

Karen Gravelle
DigitalCustom Group, Inc.
652 Main Street, 6th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tel: 866.668.8880 ext. 113
Fax: 866.668.8818
Email: kgravelle@digitalcustom.com

 

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