“What Now” for Image Rights?

23 Jan 2015

The Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the earlier High Court decision in the Rihanna case, preventing Topshop from selling a T-shirt featuring a photo of the star, without her authorisation.

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In 2012, Topshop began selling a T-shirt which featured a photo of the pop star, Rihanna. The photo in question was taken by an independent third party photographer during a video shoot in 2011. Topshop had obtained the permission of t...

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