Playboy Sues MediaTakeOut Over Nude Azealia Banks Photos

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“Upon information and belief, defendant knowingly altered and/or falsified copyright management information to conceal defendant’s infringement of plaintiff’s registered and unregistered copyright works.”

Text from Playboy Enterprises’ lawsuit against MediaTakeOut, filed this week.

This music theft is out of control?  Try photos.  But this time, the photographer in question was shooting for one of the most iconic brands in naked ladyshots.  Enter Playboy Enterprises, which has now filed suit against MediaTakeOut for not only re-publishing nude photos of Azealia Banks, but slapping their own watermarks on them as well.

This seems like fairly clear infringement, and Playboy is seeking $150,000 per violation.  Beyond that, Playboy is also alleging violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA, and is seeking $25,000 per infraction.

The Banks photos first appeared in the April edition of Playboy, which was theoretically available in some newsstand that exists somewhere.

 

 

Top image by Nikki Tysoe, licensed under Creative Commons Generic Attribution 2.0 (CC by 2.0). 

8 Responses

  1. Gnome Sane

    Dang! Clicked on this article thinking there would be a ‘better’ picture than that!

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  2. Rule4080

    Who cares to see that lesbo naked? Looks like a man. Mediatakeout is ran by an attorney who is a scum bag. Hope playboy shoves it up his ass

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