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Posing question: celebs sued for posting paparazzi pics of themselves

Instagram posts spawn copyright suits over stars’ own images with fresh cases after a pandemic-aligned lull in filings

Christopher Yasiejko

Now that the famous are no longer holed up in their mansions, the paparazzi are on the prowl — and not only with cameras. 

Since June, photographers or their agencies have filed more than a dozen copyright-infringement suits against individual celebrities or their companies. The suits are targeting celebs who post photos of themselves on social media — pictures that they don’t own the rights to.

Recent targets include model Emily Ratajkowski, pop star Dua Lipa, actresses Naomi Watts and Annabelle Wallis, singer Jennifer Hudson and companies linked to actress Blake Lively, fashionista Bethenny Frankel and the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson...

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