Photographer sues Associated Press over Jennifer Lopez picture


A professional photographer has sued the Associated Press for using a picture he took of singer Jennifer Lopez without permission, with the picture going on to feature on the Daily Mail news website.

The copyright infringement case was filed by Carl Wu yesterday, October 17, at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Associated Press, a not-for-profit news agency owned by a variety of contributing news outlets, was accused of publishing the picture, which the Daily Mail went on to use in an article about “beauty hacks”.

The article is still live at time of writing.

Wu stated that he is the sole owner of the photograph, which consists of Lopez having make up applied, and said it is registered with the US Copyright Office under registration number VA 2-066-836.

He requested the court to grant a judgment forcing the Associated Press to pay $150,000 per infringing item as well as costs and attorneys’ fees.

Although the image featured on its website, the Daily Mail was not listed as a defendant. 

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