Khloé Kardashian has been slapped with a federal lawsuit accusing her
of copyright infringement for sharing a photo of herself on
Instagram.According to the suit by paparazzi agency Xposure Photos,
Khloe removed the copyright information from one of their pictures and
posted it on her Instagram page without crediting them.
The photo was taken in September 2016 by photographer Manual Munoz when
Kardashian was dining at Miami restaurant Komodo with her sister. The
set was licensed to the Daily Mail as an exclusive.
In legal documents, Xposure Photos claims they would have profited from
the shots had Kardashian not shared them on social media. They are now
seeking $150,000 in damages from Kardashian .
The company says in a statement,
“Kardashian’s Instagram post made the photograph immediately available
to her nearly 67 million followers and others, consumers of
entertainment news — and especially news and images of Kardashian
herself, as evidenced by their status as followers of Kardashian —who
would otherwise be interested in viewing licensed versions of the
photograph in the magazines and newspapers that are plaintiff’s