Rihanna faces 2nd ‘S and M’ lawsuit for copyright violation
Washington: Rihanna’s troubles over copyright violation for her music video ‘S and M’ seem to be never ending as yet another lawsuit has been filed against her.
According to RadarOnline.com, this time photographer Phillip Paulus has gone to the court alleging that Rihanna used his fashion series of photographs called ‘Paperworld’ in her music video, without his permission.
In her video, Rihanna wears a big dress and is constricted by a layer of plastic against a wall, with X’s around her, just a model was depicted in Paulus’ ‘Paperworld’.
“For legitimate reasons the use of copying Paulus’ work over a million times requires an agreement that protects the copyright and the achievements and creations of our client which has never been given by our client, neither to the artist Rihanna nor to her label Universal Music. According to this, the copyright laws of our client has been infringed and the worldwide million-wise exploitation of the video ‘S&M’ is unlawful,” said Paulus’ lawyer.
Previously, Rhanna had been sued for the same racy and controversial video by another famed photographer, David LaChapelle.