Court Date Set For Rihanna's First Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:33:17
August 10th is the date for the first hearing in the copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Rihanna by photographer David LaChapelle. The snapper claims that Rihanna's "S&M" video plagiarizes the "composition, total concept, feel, tone, mood, theme, colours, props, settings, decors, wardrobe and lighting" of his photographs. In essence, he is saying she stole his ideas.
On top of that, LaChapelle said that he is a fan of RiRi and her work, but that the suit is "not personal, it's strictly business." That's pretty pro of LaChapelle to say, too. We can't blame him for making such a statement.
That's a double-edged sword.
What is your favorite Rihanna video?