Jennifer Lopez Slapped With $150,000 Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Photo
Steve Sands has accused the ‘On the Floor hitmaker’ of copyright infringement and profiting from his work by using his photo to promote her brand on Instagram without permission.
- Apr 21, 2020
AceShowbiz – A photographer is suing Jennifer Lopez for using one of his snaps online without permission.
Steve Sands has launched legal action against the singer and her production company, Nuyorican Productions, accusing her of copyright infringement and profiting from his work.
He is seeking in excess of $150,000 (£120,500) in damages.
In his suit, obtained by The Blast, Sands claims Lopez has been using the photo to promote her brand on Instagram, where she has over 118 million followers, without permission.
“Defendants did not license the Photograph from Plaintiff for its Website, nor did Defendants have Plaintiff’s permission or consent to publish the Photograph on its Website,” his complaint reads.
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