Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Ludacris Sued for Copyright Infringement On Instagram

Rapper Ludacris is the latest celebrity to be sued for copyright infringement after posting an image on Instagram.com without permission, according to WENN.com.
The rap mogul, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, is at the center of a new legal spat after posting a cartoon image of sweaty breasts on Instagram without the rights owner’s permission.
The creators of the picture, which debuted on the LittleThings website in March as part of an article headlined, “Is Boob Sweat Normal? 8 Things Women Should Know About Sweating ‘Under There'”, are suing the actor and rapper for using their snap to promote his new rap single, “Vitamin D”.

The article included the cartoon of a woman applying deodorant under her boobs.
Last month, Ludacris posted the image on his Instagram.com page with the text, “IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR”.
 
 
LittleThings bosses claim they know the image is theirs – because the website’s logo is visible in the lower right-hand corner of the Instagram post.
The post garnered more than 22,000 ‘likes’ before it was deleted.
In April, a British paparazzi agency filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against reality star Khloe Kardashian after she uploaded a paparazzi photo of herself to her Instagram page.
In Instagram’s Terms of Use, it clearly states that IG users confirm they own the copyrights to any image they post on the photo sharing service.
Additionally, when they sign up, users “agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of Content you post on or through the Instagram Services.
Unfortunately, most Instagram users don’t bother to read the Terms of Use when they sign up to use the service.
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