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Singer wins recall of a book with unauthorized photograph.



A federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, ordered a publisher to stop using an unauthorized photograph of a singer and music producer on the cover of an urban book from Black Pearl The Black Pearl, originally HEIC Wicked Wench, is a fictional ship in , , and . The Black Pearl is easily recognised by her distinctive black hull and sails. This turns out to be an advantage in more than one way.  Books of Atlanta, Georgia, and to recall any distributed copies, according to according to
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Marc Dorsey, a Grammy-winning artist, alleged that Black Pearl damaged his reputation and cost him professional opportunities, including an endorsement. His likeness was on the cover of Legit Ballet, a street lit tide about the adventures of a crack-cocaine dealer: The Web site www.marcdorsey.com lists his music projects including the album Crave from Jive Records This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. . U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway Jr. found that Dorsey could suffer irreparable harm to his reputation and issued the preliminary injunction A temporary order made by a court at the request of one party that prevents the other party from pursuing a particular course of conduct until the conclusion of a trial on the merits.

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The image still appeared on the book being sold on Amazon.com in early January as BIBR BIBR Bay Islands Beach Resort (Roatan, Honduras)
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 went to press. It did not appear on the www.blackpearlbooks.com site, which boasts of "Gritty and Sexy Urban Stories."

In Dorsey v. Black Pearl Books Inc., the company president, Felicia Hurst, was reported as saying she bought a license to use the photos from a fashion shoot after determining that the photographer had the rights to the images. E-mails and a phone call to the company seeking comment were not returned.

Greenaway found that Black Pearl's photo release from the photographer was not a valid agreement with Dorsey. The judge ruled, however, that it would be an undue hardship undue hardship Social medicine A term used in the context of the ADA, in which an employer may claim that the accommodations required to comply with the ADA are financially unviable and represent an undue hardship.  for the publisher to recall other titles with only a small image of Legit Bailer for advertising purposes.

By Angela P. Dodson: E-mail your news to angela4bibr@aolcom
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Title Annotation:between the lines: the inside scoop on what's happening in the publishing industry
Author:Dodson, Angela P.
Publication:Black Issues Book Review
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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