LeBron James Sued by Photographer for Copyright Theft

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This happens so often that you’d think celebrities would talk to one another and warn each other off of this kind of thing but here we are again.

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Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels.

LeBron James apparently posted a photographer’s picture of himself to social media and he’s now getting sued because, of course, he didn’t own the rights to the photo.

The lawsuit totals some $USD 150,000 and was filed by photographer Steve Miller. Interestingly enough, the photograph in question is still up on LeBron’s social media and you can only imagine what kinds of comments it is generating.

Some of the choicer statements revolve around questions of whether or not the photographer had the right to take pictures of someone in a public place and the old standby that Mr. Miller is just in it for the money or the fame. Really, we’ve covered so many stories about this kind of thing at this point that you can almost ad-lib the whole thing. And the comments are always the same.

Nonetheless, this doesn’t stop the evolving debate around copyright – especially when you consider how unaware of the rules most people are. It would probably behoove creators to try to shape these narratives as much as possible hence why we cover these stories.

If you want to read up on Bella Hadid and Kim Kardashian handled this problem, you can do that by clicking on the respective hyperlinks in this sentence.

What do you think of this story? Pretty common isn’t it? Do you think celebrities should just hire their own paparazzi to avoid things like this (like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce have done)? Let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section below.

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