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A Los Angeles jury has ordered Katy Perry, her collaborators and record label to pay $2.78 million in damages to 3 songwriters for copying elements of a Christian hip-hop song.
The damages phase has begun one day after a Los Angeles jury found pop singer Katy Perry and her collaborators guilty of lifting a musical passage from Christian rap song "Joyful Noise."
On a day when Christians everywhere celebrated their risen Savior, Jesus Christ, The Clark Sisters had harsh words for rapper Kanye West, who portrays himself as a Christlike figure at his "Sunday Service" jam sessions.
Blac Chyna declined to settle with a popular celebrity photo agency over the unauthorized use of paparazzi pics of herself on her social media accounts.
Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network canceled it's romance drama Love Is_ after just one season following allegations of domestic violence against executive producer and showrunner Salim Akil, husband of the show's executive producer Mara Brock Akil.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar faces allegations of copyright infringement by an African artist who alleges he misappropriated her copyrighted artwork for his music video, "All the Stars".
On Saturday, a lawyer for Lina Iris Viktor, a British-Liberian artist, sent a letter to Lamar and label head, Anthony Tiffith at Top Dawg Entertainment, detailing the copyright violation of a painting in her series "Constellations."
Sofia Richie is the latest A-list celebrity to be sued for posting photos of herself on social media. Richie, 19, is being sued by BACKGRID USA, a celebrity photo agency based in California.
The agency filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the teenager for allegedly using seven of their pictures on her Instagram.com page.
According to documents obtained by TMZ.com, the agency is accusing Sofia, who is currently dating reality star Scott Disick, for unauthorized use of their pictures without paying or crediting them.
Blac Chyna is facing legal action for allegedly using paparazzi photos for a sponsored Instagram post without paying for a photo license. Chyna is the latest celebrity to be sued as photo agencies crack down on unauthorized use of their images on social media.
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.
Rap magnate Swizz Beatz lashed out at designer Balenciaga for apparently lifting his Ruff Ryder record label without permission and putting it on a shirt. A male model wore the shirt on the runway during the fashion house's Spring 2018 collection during Men's Fashion Week in Paris on Wednesday.