More on the Perez Hilton Copyright Suit

Wow, who are you going to root for in this battle of titans? The self-promoting, self-righteous gossip blogger who “borrows” paparazzi photos for his own uses, or the Los Angeles paparazzi agency whose photographers hunt down witless and often panty-less celebrities who party it up a little too much? As we reported before, the X17 agency is suing blogger Perez Hilton (real name: Mario Lavandeira, seen here ) for copyright infringement, to the tune of $7.6 million.

Wow, who are you going to root for in this battle of titans? The self-promoting, self-righteous gossip blogger who "borrows" paparazzi photos for his own uses, or the Los Angeles paparazzi agency whose photographers hunt down witless and often panty-less celebrities who party it up a little too much? As we reported before, the X17 agency is suing blogger Perez Hilton (real name: Mario Lavandeira, seen here ) for copyright infringement, to the tune of $7.6 million. But as an excellent recent article in the Los Angeles Times makes clear, this legal episode may have far-reaching consequences for both photographers and bloggers.

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