Justin Bieber Sued Over Instagram Photo
Justin Bieber has found himself the target of a lawsuit after he shared a paparazzi picture of himself earlier this year on Instagram.
According to E! News reports, photographer Robert Barbera has filed a lawsuit against the pop star for copyright infringement. The photo in question shows the singer with his friend Rich Wilkerson and was posted on Bieber's Instagram in March.
Barbera in the lawsuit filed stated that Bieber is guilty of "unauthorized reproduction and public display" of his photography.
According to the documents submitted in the court,
"Barbera is the author of the Photograph and has at all times been the sole owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Photograph, including the copyright thereto,"
Barbera confirms that Justin Bieber did not "license the photograph" from him at any point, therefore he has no"permission or consent to publish" the picture.