Now Donald Trump is an online pirate?

Whatever you think of Donald Trump – an online pirate is not one that comes to mind straight away. Anyway with 3 weeks before the Presidential election is held in the USA, you would think he has other things to occupy his mind then a IP law suit.

Well he now has one.

In a federal lawsuit brought by a UK photographer David Kittos it is alleged that the Trump campaign has used without permission a copyright image of Mr Kittos from Flickr. The picture is a a bowl with skittles in it. Trump used the image in a twitter post to bring awareness to our website and “Syrian refugee problem.”

Trump tweet

Twitter has since removed the image.

Mr Kittos is seeking specified damages, but according to the USA Copyright Act it could be a $150,000 offence.