Rihanna wins court case

By Drum Digital
31 July 2013

US pop star has won a court case against Topshop for using her image in their T-shirts. It was reported earlier this year that The Good Girl Gone Bad singer is suing Topshop over the selling of T-shirts bearing her image. The pop star was reportedly trying to milk the retail store $5 million in compensation for over a year now before taking them to the courts. The Telegraph reports that the claim was lodged with London’s High Court in March last year in the name of Rihanna and her New York-based rights companies Roraj Trade and Combermere Entertainment Properties.

However her claims on “damages of her use of her picture” could be dealt with at a later stage.

If the courts will rule in her favour should she try to sue for the picture rights, it seems she could be fighting a losing battle.

According to a New York Post source, RiRi may be fighting a losing battle.

“They buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees.

Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist,” said the source.

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