Mannion v. Coors Brewing Company

377 F. Supp. 2d 444 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)

Hover to compare the original Garnett Photograph to the Coors Billboard.

Judge Kaplan compared Mannion's picture of Garnett to several other iconic photos, including Catch of the Day and Eisenstaedt's V-J Day in Times Square to illustrate the relevance of timing to a photograph's originality. In this case, originality in timing was less important than originality in subject, which Kaplan chose to illustrate with Puppies.