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Ariana Grande Sued for Posting Pictures of Herself on Instagram

Ariana Grande Sued for Posting Pictures of Herself on Instagram

Ariana Grande is being sued for uploading pictures of herself to Instagram. The singer shared two pictures taken by a paparazzo — and now he wants to be paid for it.

The lawsuit was filed on Monday by New York-based paparazzo Robert Barbera.  He says two of his photos ended up on Grande’s official Instagram account without his permission.  The post containing the two pictures received over three million likes, despite being registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Barbera is suing for the profits that Grande earned from that post, or $25,000 in damages for each photo used (whichever is greatest).

The lawsuit alleges that Grande infringed on Barbera’s copyright by reproducing the photos on her Instagram page.

This isn’t the first time a celeb has found themselves in trouble for using copyrighted photos, either.  Jennifer LopezJessica Simpson, and Khloe Kardashian have all been sued for posting pictures of themselves on social media. Grande hasn’t publicly commented on the lawsuit, but she’s likely facing a losing battle.

Source: Digital Music News

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