Singer Jennifer Lopez sued for R2.8m by photographer over IG post

Singer Jennifer Lopez sued for R2.8m by photographer over IG post

- Jennifer Lopez is being sued by a New York photographer over a photo shared on Instagram

- Steve Sands is suing the singer and her production company, Nuyorican Productions, for copyright infringement

- The cameraman is seeking R2.8 million in damages citing Lopez's use of a photo of her taken by him to promote her brand

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Renowned singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is being sued by a New York photographer over a photo shared on Instagram.

The photo, posted on Instagram back on June 22, 2017, is said to have been used without the cameraman's permission.

Photos of Jennifer Lopez as her movie character Harlee Santos.
Photos: IMBD/Mercury news

Photos of Jennifer Lopez as her movie character Harlee Santos. Photos: IMBD/Mercury news
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According to court documents obtained by E! News, a cameraman named Steve Sands is suing the singer and her production company, Nuyorican Productions, for copyright infringement.

Steve is seeking R2.8 million ($150 000) in damages citing Lopez used a photo of her taken by him to promote her brand.

Lopez is accused of not asking for permission to use the photo, which appears to be of her character Harlee Santos in the movie Shades of Blue.

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The photo is said to have received over 656,000 likes on Lopez's Instagram account where she boasts a following of 119 million.

According to the court documents, the photographer is entitled to statutory damages of up to R2.8 million for any posts that break copyright laws.

Well, this is not the first time in recent days that a photographer has sued a celebrity for using a photo of themselves.

Just a few months back, Briefly.co.za reported that a photographer sued reality TV star Kim Kardashian for posting a photo of herself and hubby Kanye West.

According to TMZ, a photographer named Saeed Bolden said he never gave Kim permission to use nor did she pay to use it.

Saeed wanted to profit from it, considering it was a picture of Kanye smiling, which is pretty rare to find.

The photographer also sued Kim's shapewear line, Skims Body, which he said owns the same Instagram account as her.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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