Rapper Ludacris is the latest celebrity to be sued for copyright infringement after posting an image on Instagram.com without permission, according to WENN.com.

The rap mogul, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, is at the center of a new legal spat after posting a cartoon image of sweaty breasts on Instagram without the rights owner’s permission.

The creators of the picture, which debuted on the LittleThings website in March as part of an article headlined, “Is Boob Sweat Normal? 8 Things Women Should Know About Sweating ‘Under There'”, are suing the actor and rapper for using their snap to promote his new rap single, “Vitamin D”.

The article included the cartoon of a woman applying deodorant under her boobs.

Last month, Ludacris posted the image on his Instagram.com page with the text, “IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR”.
 
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LittleThings bosses claim they know the image is theirs – because the website’s logo is visible in the lower right-hand corner of the Instagram post.

The post garnered more than 22,000 ‘likes’ before it was deleted.

In April, a British paparazzi agency filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against reality star Khloe Kardashian after she uploaded a paparazzi photo of herself to her Instagram page.

In Instagram’s Terms of Use, it clearly states that IG users confirm they own the copyrights to any image they post on the photo sharing service.

Additionally, when they sign up, users “agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of Content you post on or through the Instagram Services.

Unfortunately, most Instagram users don’t bother to read the Terms of Use when they sign up to use the service.

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  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Never knew that!
    Thanks @sandrarose @sandrarose.com

  • Coy little wink

    So its a whole lot iof infringement going down on the ‘gram you say ?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Ludicrous ain’t aging well

  • Anunnaki

    “reality star Khloe Kardashian after she uploaded a paparazzi photo of herself to her Instagram page.”

    This is the only one I will be saying Ill see ya in court, the dumbest chyt, ill tell them you cannot photo me, and if you do Ill sue you…

  • Justlooknout

    he is so basic, he could have teamed up. Know better and do better.

    horse face ninja https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8df6020c75391640b66f4f4d65dfce9d9c5d57952c343174e320c1941423e3bd.gif

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    That new Jay-Z album is the $hhhhh!!!!!tttt! That’s all I got.

  • Dahl

    Good. Jerk…

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Jayz writes in his lyrics about his mom:

    “Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian, had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian,” the Brooklyn, New York, native raps about 40 seconds in. “Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate. Society shame and the pain was too much to take. Cried tears of joy when you fell in love. Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her. I just want to see you smile through all the hate.”

    Carter wraps up the track with a spoken word outro, saying, “Living in the shadow. Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live? In the shadows people see you as happy and free, because that’s what you want them to see. Living two lives, happy, but not free.”

  • Hugga Bunch

    Hashtag NEXT on Christopher.

  • Alisa

    Using his mothers lifestyle to garner new fans?? When you are a celebrity and you do something like this that means more attention, financial support thru record sells by those in that community. Interviews, magazine covers, etc If I were in P.R./Marketing that would be tops on my list. (This is MY opinion & yes I know its no secret about his mom)

  • Daffany Rose-Gilbert

    I said the same thing.i use to think he was so good looking

  • Daffany Rose-Gilbert

    Maybe it’s his punishment for taking that child away from its mother

  • Alisa

    I think its a good thing. I wish more would protect their work. Next thing you know someone is making money off your ideas.

  • http://thephotographer4you.com thephotographer4you

    Welp so much for reposting other folks rp digital works. IJS who has read the fine print on Instagram terms of service?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrceF1ZzGs8

  • Bdot

    Time to beg the producers to make Fast & Furious 17, or whichever number they’re on

  • Harley

    The child spends time with the mom. Check her IG. Also spending the summer with her. Still not here for Luda

  • Daffany Rose-Gilbert

    Me neither

  • Wyteprivilege

    I loooooong for the days when artists kept quiet and let their publicist do all of the talking. Twitter, facebook, instagram only makes them look amazingly stupid.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Luda just look so lickable in that pic dam !!!!!!!!

  • AnastasYah

    Men create kids with they’re DNA not women.So it was his kid to begin with.

  • MRiGOThim

    Ewwww…where?!!!!

  • suganspice68

    I don’t like that foot face chump.

  • suganspice68

    Ewwwww!

  • Daffany Rose-Gilbert

    Me neither

  • datATLboi

    I definitely agree. We would have to fight that one

  • KcoolMuziq

    I met Ludacris at the Sag Awards he is a cool dude. Plus one of the few BLACK men that is changing the way men are vilified in custudy battles.
    Ludacris is #WINNING.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Lol

  • Allihave2say

    What?! If he didn’t think the woman was qualified to care for his child he shouldn’t have laid with her. Period. Luda is an ASS to the 1st degree.

  • Allihave2say

    Never. Luda looks like a cartoon dog.

  • Allihave2say

    Who didn’t know his mother was a crocodile lesbian? She has forever looked like she lacked eggplant.

  • Allihave2say

    Her life is about being famous because of fame.

  • Allihave2say

    Did you fail biology 101?

  • Allihave2say

    I know Extinct is still feeling some way seeing this outside baby while she was still on the inside.

  • Harley

    Lol