Ariana Grande: Sued for Posting Photos of Herself Without Permission

Take that title in for a sec.




- Nobody paparazzi 'photographer' Robert Barbera is demanding $25k per photo or the profits she earned off those photos, whichever amount is greater.

- Court documents state that the Instagram post (which contains 2 of Barbera's photos) received over 3 million likes. The photos were also allegedly registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

“[Grande] infringed [Barbera’s] copyright in the Photographs by reproducing and publicly displaying the Photographs on the Instagram Page,” the lawsuit states. “[Grande] is not, and has never been, licensed or otherwise authorized to reproduce, publicly display, distribute and/or use the Photographs.”


Outlets are pushing the narrative that Ariana Grande, who is notoriously strict about photo policy, is a hypocrite for posting these photos freely. OP would find it ridiculous if said photos were invasive, but they were clearly promotional and beneficial to her.

Not the post in question, but this is one of the photos she is being sued for:

https://instagram.com/p/Bmr9oN3noSa


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