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(Screenshot from Rihanna’s website)

On June 30th I reported that David LaChapelle sued Rihanna and Universal for a copyright issue:

http://www.photobizcoach.com/2011/06/30/rhiannas-and-universals-copyright-issues-continue/

PDN released that the suit was settled out of course for an undisclosed amount.

 

Pop singer Rihanna has reached an out-of-court settlement agreement with photographer David LaChapelle, who sued her earlier this year for copyright infringement. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

LaChapelle was seeking at least $1 million in damages from Rihanna,  alleging that some scenes from the video for her hit single called “S&M” were rip-offs of… Please read the rest of the article right here.

As it so often happens this type of thing is handled without the courts. As someone who has fought a lawsuit and as most of you know, a lawsuit is rarely about who is right or wrong but who has the deeper pockets to fight the battle in court. Aside from the financial considerations of a lawsuit no record company wants a case tried and ruled possible in their disfavor. Case law once established will invite a flood of future lawsuits based on this suit. No surprises here that this was settled.

 

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