Blogger sued over missapropriatng video

Perhaps the average law blogger need not worry about getting sued for this, but Hollywood studio Universal City Studios Productions has brought a lawsuit against a blogger for publishing a topless picture of actress Jennifer Aniston.

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who maintains a popular gossip blog site, was sued on the basis that video footage from a movie scene was ‘misappropriated and illegally copied.’ Upon previous demands of the studio, Hilton refused to remove the video.

The defendant will likely be defending the case upon the fair use exception to the copyright laws. But the suit highlights liability issues founded on the violation of a right to privacy and use of copyrighted materials.

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