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Jenny from the Block has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit for posting a picture of herself and her now-fiancé, A-Rod, on her Instagram story, back in 2017.
According to a federal lawsuit obtained by E! News, Splash News, and Picture Agency, say they own the rights to the image.
The documents state that the “Plaintiff never licensed the Photograph to defendant. Nevertheless, Lopez used it without authorization or permission from plaintiff to do so.” Adding, “Specifically, Lopez or someone acting on her behalf copied the Photograph and distributed it on Instagram, via the @jlo account, on a story posted November 7, 2017.”
According to reports, Splash says they own the copyright to the photo, “Depicting Lopez holding hands with her then-boyfriend and now-husband Alex Rodriguez while out for breakfast in New York City.”
As you may know, paparazzi are not required under the first amendment to ask for permission to take pictures of people out in public, but it is a requirement that one must seek permission and pay photo agencies for professional pictures that are taken of them.
The lawsuit claims that by J. Lo posting the photo on IG back in 2017, she hindered the photographer’s ability to earn revenue from the image by making it “immediately available to Lopez’s tens of millions of followers and others, consumers of entertainment news.”
J. Lo is not the first, and she probably won’t be the last to be involved in this ongoing issue of copyright infringement between celebs and paparazzi, who snap their pictures for financial gain. In fact, this isn’t even the first time for Jlo, as she was recently sued for sharing a photo of herself. Just last month, Gigi Hadid was sued over a photo she previously posted to her Instagram Story of her and her ex-boyfriend, Zayn Malik.