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    Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:33:17

    Court Date Set For Rihanna's First Copyright Infringement Lawsuit - It'll take place on August 10th

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    • Rihanna - NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Recording Artist Rihanna is seen at the Versus Versace Spring 2015 Collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Metropolitan West on September 7, 2014 in New York City.
    • Rihanna - NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Trudie Styler and singer Rihanna attend the Edun fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Skylight Modern on September 7, 2014 in New York City.

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    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?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.27.11



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