Stillwater Township writer and photographer Karl Bremer is suing the New Republic magazine for "unfair competition," claiming they used a photograph he took of Frank Vennes Jr. on their cover without his permission.
Bremer, who writes the Ripple in Stillwater blog, has sued the Washington, D.C.-based magazine in Washington County District Court. He is asking for $5,000 in damages.
Vennes was linked to the Tom Petters' Ponzi scheme, accused of using false documents to entice investors to invest money with Petters and his various companies.
Bremer, one of the authors of "The Madness of Michele Bachmann: A Broad-Minded Survey of a Small-Minded Candidate," claims the magazine stole his Vennes photograph from his website and "used it on the cover of their national magazine without my permission to unfairly compete against me in the literary marketplace," according to the lawsuit.
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Dump Bachmannn reported on this back in October - read "Attention National Reporters: Please Stop Plagiarizing Our Work".
(Cross-posted at Dump Bachmann)