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Celebs sued for posting photos of themselves

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 35: The "trend" of celebrities being sued by paparazzi for posting photos of themselves is in no way slowing down, and the new case against Emily Ratajkowski is only proof. The model and influencer is being sued by Queens photographer Edward Opinaldo for copyright infringement after she allegedly posted two of his paparazzi snaps of herself from June 2019 on her Instagram account, garnering 288,000 likes, as per the Manhattan federal court filing. Opinaldo had his shots copyrighted in July 2019 and says he noticed the snaps on Ratajkowski’s Instagram story in September of that year. He's seeking unspecified damages, but Ratajkowski's attorney Ellie Heisler said that since she "was sued for copyright infringement previously and the plaintiff conceded that Emily did not infringe any copyright. … We are confident that Emily will have similar success in defending this lawsuit as well," the NY Post reports.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.

Celebs sued for posting photos of themselves

The "trend" of celebrities being sued by paparazzi for posting photos of themselves is in no way slowing down, and the new case against Emily Ratajkowski is only proof. 

The model and influencer is being sued by Queens photographer Edward Opinaldo for copyright infringement after she allegedly posted two of his paparazzi snaps of herself from June 2019 on her Instagram account, garnering 288,000 likes, as per the Manhattan federal court filing. Opinaldo had his shots copyrighted in July 2019 and says he noticed the snaps on Ratajkowski’s Instagram story in September of that year. He's seeking unspecified damages, but Ratajkowski's attorney Ellie Heisler said that since she "was sued for copyright infringement previously and the plaintiff conceded that Emily did not infringe any copyright. … We are confident that Emily will have similar success in defending this lawsuit as well," the NY Post reports.

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.

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