Li’l Kim and the Undead (and copyright, misappropriation of likeness, and DMCA law)

Culver City, CA – Doniger / Burroughs partner Scott A. Burroughs has been retained to represent a Vancouver-based makeup artist and photographer who had her proprietary photograph (which featured her original makeup design, and her likeness) taken by recording artist Li’l Kim and then used by Li’l Kim on her website, social media campaigns, and album cover. To make matters worse, Li’l Kim added her own copyright notice. To read more, and see the images in question, visit You Thought We Wouldn’t Notice:


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