Music Mondays – A 2017 Instagram post puts Jlo in the middle of a new $150k lawsuit

Music Mondays – A 2017 Instagram post puts Jlo in the middle of a new $150k lawsuit

Splash News and Picture Agency are claiming that Jennifer Lopez that she violated copyright infringement for posting a photo on her Instagram that one of their photographers took in 2017. The picture is of herself and fiancé Alex Rodriguez holding hands while out for breakfast in New York City in 2017. And the agency is saying that the photo is of a distinct creative piece and not licensed to Jlo. 

Jennifer Lopez has over 102 million followers on Instagram. The agency claims that they stood to gain revenue through licensing the photo and that Lopez “knew or should have known she did not have authorization” to publish the photo.

“The Instagram post made the photograph immediately available to Lopez’s tens of millions of followers… who would otherwise be interested in viewing licensed versions of the photograph in the magazines and newspapers that are plaintiff’s customers.” 

In addition to the $150,000, the agency is also seeking an injunction against Lopez that would stop her and her team from posting the photo in the future, according to the court documents. 

 

– Excerpt from an article for NY Post by Natalie Musumeci. Find the full article here

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