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More News Corp Troubles: Fox News Sued For Copyright Infringement

Interesting item from THR Esq. we missed the other day in the wake of the LA Times layoff news. It seems Fox News is being sued for copyright infringement after Bill O’Reilly used an image of Assata Shakur by photographer  Delphine Fawundu Buford without permission on his show. Buford is pressing suit.

From THR Esq:

Buford’s complaint, which seeks both actual and statutory damages in New York federal court, alleges that Fox News ignored “normal licensing protocols and plaintiff’s copyright for the sole purpose of ‘beating’ its competition” and that the “speed in getting imagery into the market place supplanted all other considerations and became paramount.”

Love it. The photo, incidentally, was used a few months ago when O’Reilly was worked up in a lather about rapper Common’s visit to the White House. Glad to see that non-story come back to bite him in the ass.

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