Rihanna Can't Escape Photographer's Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday kept alive a photographer's suit claiming superstar R&B singer Rihanna ripped off images from his portfolio for use in a music video, but tossed allegations of trade dress infringement, unfair competition and unjust enrichment.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin said photographer David LaChapelle had successfully demonstrated that Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known professionally as Rihanna, record label Island Def Jam Group, video producer Black Dog Films Inc. and video director Melina Matsoukas copied eight of his still photographs in...
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Case Information

Case Title

LaChapelle v. Fenty et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit



Shira A. Scheindlin

Date Filed

February 14, 2011

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