Instagram Post of Her Charitable Work in Puerto Rico Using a Copyrighted Picture Gets Former Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel Sued

Another celebrity found herself the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit as New York City-based photographer Marcus Santos sued reality television star and founder of the Skinnygirl lifestyle brand Bethenny Frankel for using his picture of Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria. Frankel, for her part, was raising money as part of a humanitarian effort in the […]

Pulp Fiction Movie Poster Photographer Has Copyright Infringement Case Dismissed by Judge for Waiting Too Long to Go to Court

Remember the iconic Pulp Fiction movie poster? You know, the flick starring Uma Thurman and directed by Quentin Tarantino (of later Kill Bill fame)? It’s probably one of the more ubiquitous pieces of pop culture media out there and the photographer behind it just had his case for copyright infringement tossed out…for waiting too long […]

Instagram Pushing Embedding Copyright Argument to Its Limits in Motion to Dismiss Class-Action Lawsuit by Photographers

Instagram just filed a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought against it by a group of photographers and the argument it uses could push what has carried it this far to its limits. Basically, the lawsuit is about Instagram’s culpability when accounts steal copyrighted images that are subsequently featured on other websites via the […]