Kardashian lumped with lawsuit over Instagram snap

A UK-based photo agency has filed a lawsuit against Khloe Kardashian for posting a picture of herself on her Instagram account.

The complaint brought by Xposure Photos Ltd in the Central District of California at the end of April 2017 relates to an image captured by photographer Manual Munoz and licensed to The Daily Mail newspaper. Kardashian is alleged to have shared the photo of her and sister Kourtney dining at a Miami restaurant on Instagram on 14 September 2016 after editing out the copyright management information.

Xposure claims that by sharing the image with her nearly 67 million Instagram account followers the reality-TV star undercut the agency’s potential profits from its licensing agreement with The Daily Mail and the sale of the photograph elsewhere. Continue reading

Prince of Appropriation faces fifth lawsuit over another Instagram portrait

Artist Richard Prince has found himself in hot water yet again over accusations of copyright infringement.

On 16 November fine art photographer Eric McNatt filed suit against Prince in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. McNatt claims Prince infringed the copyright in his black and white portrait of Kim Gordon, the lead singer of alternative rock band Sonic Youth.  Continue reading

Instagram updates its image guidelines – photos of nudity in paintings and sculptures are now OK

In short, the photo and video sharing app says be respectful: no nudity, no spam, no law-breaking. Although not a dramatic change to previous guidelines, the overhaul now includes more details and has adopted a tougher tone. Before, guidelines asked users to be polite and respectful. The revised version is much longer and specifies that “serious threats of harm to public and personal safely aren’t allowed.”   Continue reading