Miley Cyrus is the latest celeb to get caught out by copyright law

Miley Cyrus sued for copyright infringement
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Wrecking ball singer, Miley Cyrus is the latest celebrity to get caught out by seemingly confusing copyright law. On September 9, 2022, paparazzi photographer Robert Barbera sued the US-based singer for posting a photo to Instagram without his permission. 

Celebs getting caught up in copyright infringement lawsuits is nothing new. Back in March, Snoop Dogg proved to the world he didn’t quite get ‘copyrizzle after posting a video to Instagram stating, “If you take a photograph of somebody, that picture doesn't actually belong to you. Instead, what you're doing is borrowing that person's likeness”. But Robert Barbera is also very familiar with making claims against celebrities; in the last few years, he has sued some of the biggest names including Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, and Justin Bieber. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.