photographs had been published by Defendant Jones on “[his] website athttp://buyandsellatl.com.” Id. at ¶ 13 (pg. 5 – 8). In particular, each of thewebpages attached as pages 6, 7 and 8 to Plaintiff’s Complaint indicates that “Buy& Sell ATL was developed by Albert Jones, in affiliation with Ian MarshallRealty.” Id. No mention is made of or to Defendant Marshall in his personalcapacity. Id. The webpages further show that these photographs were uploaded to aWord Press blog. Id. at ¶ 18. Jennifer Sherrouse then sold the copyrighted photographs to Plaintiff, who in turned sued Defendant Jones, Defendant IMR andDefendant Marshall. Id. at ¶ 23.
LEGAL STANDARD.A. Motion to Dismiss.
Rule 12(b)(6) provides that a court shall dismiss a complaint for “failure tostate a claim upon which relief can be granted.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6). “Tosurvive a motion to dismiss, a complaint must contain sufficient factual matter,accepted as true, to ‘state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face.’ “Ashcroft v.Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937, 1949 (2009) (quoting Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550U.S. 544, 570 (2007)); Sullivan v. Leor Energy, LLC, 600 F.3d 542, 546 (5th Cir.2010). Dismissal of a complaint is appropriate where it is clear that a plaintiff cannot state facts that “raise a right of relief above the speculative level on theassumption that all of the complaint’s allegations are true.” Twombly, 550 U.S. at
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