Snoop Dogg Faces Copyright Lawsuit Over Instagram Post

Snoop Dogg faces a new copyright infringement lawsuit over sharing a viral video to his Instagram earlier this year. 

Billboard reports that the suit was filed Monday in a Los Angeles federal court by FreedomNews.TV. The media outlet is accusing him of posting an “exact copy” of their video of a demonstrator climbing the JP Morgan Chase building back in April. 

“Dummy of the week,” Snoop captioned the post on his page. The post has racked up more than four million likes since it was posted. It has not yet been removed.

The lawsuit also accuses him of violating the Millennium Copyright Act for posting the video without giving proper credit to FreedomNews.TV, which is formally named FNTV LLC.

“Defendant purposefully failed to include the video credit originally conveyed with the video to mislead the public into believing that defendant either owned the video or had legitimately licensed it,” the suit reads.

Snoop isn’t the only celebrity accused of copyright infringement for sharing an image on their social media. Dua Lipa was facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over a paparazzi photo she shared on her Instagram page. The company asked for $150,000 and have their lawyer fees covered for using the image without permission.

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