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Date: Jun 27 00:49:55 2011
Rihanna Sued Again Over "S&M" Video


R&B superstar Rihanna is reportedly being sued a second time over her controversial "S&M" video, this time by 19 year-old fashion photographer Phillip Paulus, who claims the singer used staging from his August 2010 spread for Paperworld in the video.  Pauls is alleging that Rihanna used several shots in the video that are obviously copying shots he took for the fashion layout.

 

"For legitimate reasons the use of copying Paulus' work over a million times requires an agreement that protects the copyright and the achievements and creations of our client which has never been given by our client, neither to the artist Rihanna nor to her label Universal Music," states Paulus' attorney. "According to this, the copyright laws of our client has been infringed and the worldwide million-wise exploitation of the video S&M is unlawful. . .[and] Paulus will take legal action against Rihanna."

 

Paulus' representatives explained that a settlement with Rihanna and Universal but an agreement on the damges couldn't be reached.  Rihanna was previously sued by renowned artist David LaChapelle who claimed she stole the whole look and feel of the "S&M" video.  That case is still pending.

 




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