American paparazzi are on a hunt against artists! Katy Perry is the newest victim. Backgrid photo agency sues popstar for a post made on Halloween 2016. At the time, an agency paparazzo took a photo of the singer coming to a party in her Hillary Clinton costume. Katy posted the picture on her Instagram profile. The agency says she infringed copyright.
The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday (10/29) and claims compensation of $ 150,000. In the suit, Backgrid claims to have contacted Katy Perry’s representatives several times to talk about the “infringement” between mid-2017 and the beginning of this month. Katy’s team never agreed to pay for the use of the photo. After all, it is she who is in the picture – also made without her permission.
Several artists are going through the same kind of situation. Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Gigi Hadid and Jennifer Lopez are some of the celebrities in the paparazzi’s sights for “copyright infringement.” Watch out for Backgrid!