Legal Brief: Emily Ratajkowski Violated Photographer's Copyright With Instagram Post, Judge Rules

By David Schonauer   Wednesday October 13, 2021

Paparazzo Robert O’Neil has won his copyright infringement lawsuit against model and actress Emily Ratajkowski after she posted a photo he took of her to Instagram without his permission. According to court documents obtained by TheWrap, a New York federal judge ruled that Ratajkowski infringed upon O’Neil’s copyright by posting the image of herself, denying her argument that she “transformed” the photo by adding a caption. O’Neil has previously sued model Gigi Hadid for copyright infringement. Ratajkowski herself took photographer Richard Prince to task to using her image without permission.

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