Photographer alleges T-shirt breach of intellectual property
Five students at a Dublin school who set up a T-shirt business as a project during their transition year have landed their school board of management in the High Court.
The students at Alexandra College, Milltown, put photographs on T-shirts, leading to the school being issued with proceedings alleging infringement of copyright. Photographer and blogger Andrew Nud- ing has brought a case alleging two photographs selected for one group’s T-shirt project are his intellectual property.
At the High Court yesterday, Mr Justice Kevin Feeney said the matter had many appearances of “a storm in a teacup” and it was suited to the District Court. He has remitted the case against the board of management of Alexandra College to the Dublin District Court.
Earlier, Conal Ellis, for Mr Nuding, said his client was a recognised photographer and blogger. Mr Ellis said students had taken photographs from Mr Nuding’s blog site, copied those photos and emblazoned them on T-shirts for sale.
He asked that the case be remitted to the Circuit Court as Mr Nuding was seeking certain declarations from the court as well as damages.