Jennifer Lopez and other celebs sued for posting photos of themselves
J.Lo must be used to this by now!
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The "trend" of celebrities being sued by paparazzi for posting photos of themselves is in no way slowing down, and the new case against Jennifer Lopez is proof.
She's in the hot seat again, this time being sued by New York photographer Steve Sands for a photo he took of her that she posted to Instagram on June 22, 2017. He's suing Lopez and her production company Nuyorican Productions for copyright infringement, and is seeking over US$150,000 in damages.
In recent years, a number of celebrities have been sued in similar circumstances. It may sound bizarre that professional photographers and the paparazzi, who are constantly on top of celebs, are the ones to sue for using their pictures. But social media has added an extra layer of complexity to copyright law, and it's still early days to understand what will happen next.
Various celebrities have been affected by this wave of "copyright trolling," including Bella and Gigi Hadid , Kim Kardashian, and Ariana Grande. Click through the following gallery to find out who has been sued over what.