Ariana Grande, other celebrities who were sued for posting paparazzi photos of themselves
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Ariana Grande, other celebrities who were sued for posting paparazzi photos of themselves

Stars have been sued by photo agencies for allegedly posting photos that they did not license themselves. (AP/Reuters) Most social media users can post photos of themselves free of charge. But for celebrities, it could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ariana Grande is the latest celebrity to be sued by a paparazzo after she shared pictures of herself on Instagram that received more than 3 million likes before the post was deleted. Photographer Robert Barbera filed a lawsuit against the “thank u, next” singer because she didn’t license the two photos she posted on Instagram in August 2018, Forbes reported. The photos in question showed Grande wearing a white sweater dress and over-the-knee boots while holding a clear bag emblazoned with the word “Sweetener,” the title of her fourth studio album. The images were cropped together in a single post, but Barbera is suing Grande for up to $25,000 for each picture or the profits that the singer made on it. Ariana Grande was sued for photo a similar photo on her Instagram. “[Grande] infringed [Barbera’s] copyright in the Photographs by reproducing and publicly displaying the Photographs on the Instagram Page,” the lawsuit states, according to Forbes. “[Grande] […]

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