February 18, 2020 Articles

Infringement on Instagram

Recent paparazzi lawsuits against celebrities sharing photos on social media spark clash over celebrities’ right of publicity.

By Ashley J. Heilprin

Instagram now has over 1 billion active users, with half a million people using Instagram Stories every day. Indeed, over a third of U.S. internet users are on Instagram. When most people post pictures to their Instagram account, they look for the best lighting or a witty caption. For some social media users—namely, celebrities—photos they post of themselves have led to lawsuits.

Instagram use has led to a wave of lawsuits brought by paparazzi against celebrities sharing  photographs.

Instagram use has led to a wave of lawsuits brought by paparazzi against celebrities sharing photographs.

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