Kendall Jenner and her company, Kendall Jenner Inc., were reportedly slapped with a $150,000 lawsuit after being sued by an Asian American photographer for copyright infringement.
In the court documents acquired by The Blast, New York-based photographer Angela Ma accused the 24-year-old “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star of using the video she took of Jenner in the Big Apple on her Instagram page without Ma’s consent.
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A few lines from the court document read, “Defendants did not license the Video from Plaintiff for the Website or any other use. Defendants did not have Plaintiff’s permission or consent to publish the Video on the Website.”
“Defendants infringed Plaintiff’s copyright in the Video by reproducing and publicly displaying the Video on the Website. Defendants were not, and have never been, licensed or otherwise authorized to reproduce, publicly display, distribute and/or use the Video.”
The video in question, which was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, was posted on Jenner’s Instagram on Sept. 12, 2019, Complex reported.
The photographer said the artist screwed up her business by posting the video on her social media and argues the value of the clip had decreased the moment she posted it for free.
Ma is seeking to sue Jenner and her company for $150,000 and asked the court to award her damages and order Jenner to remove the video from her social media accounts. She is also seeking all the profits made from illegally using the video.
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