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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Perez Hilton Sued

Perez Hilton has managed to make quite a living doing the gossip/snarky picture thing. And yet for some reason he doesn't want to pay for the pictures? From Observer:

"Photographer Robert Caplin suing Perez Hilton for copyright infringement after the gossip blogger used photos of Glee actor Darren Criss on his site without permission, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Federal Court.

"According to the complaint, Mr. Hilton published 14 copyrighted images on and substituted his own watermark for the photographer’s. Mr. Caplin is asking for damages of $2,100,000 ($150,000 per photograph).

"Mr. Caplin shot pictures of Mr. Criss for a Times story about the Glee actor’s Broadway debut that ran in the paper in January 2012 and published 32 photos on his website."

Come on Perez: it is not as if you are hurting for dough here. Look back upon the time not so long ago you were a blogger asking this blogger for advice on getting into blogging. And do the right thing and throw the man some cash.

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