Jul 9, 2021

Dua not post paparazzi photos

British music artist Dua Lipa has been accused of copyright infringement by paparazzi company Integral Images after she posted one of its photographs on her Instagram profile.

In February 2019, Integral Imagines captured the shot while Lipa was in a queue at an airport wearing an oversized hat with her passport and airline ticket in hand. Lipa then posted the image on her Instagram four days later with the caption “I’ll be living under a big fluffy hat until further notice”.

Integral Images claims Lipa has infringed its copyright in the photograph as Lipa knowingly posted the photograph on her Instagram profile without permission or consent from Integral Images. Integral Images claim Lipa’s Instagram profile acts as a marketing platform and she has profited from the allegedly infringing post. The paparazzi company who has requested a jury trial, is seeking $150,000 in damages as well as an order to prevent further acts of infringement and legal costs.

If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com.

Posted by: Megan Walker in: Copyright, EU/International, Legal News

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