Saturday 23 September 2017

'Playboy' has to give Moss photographs to Irish site

Kate Moss
Kate Moss

Tim Healy

'PLAYBOY' must provide the photos it took of model Kate Moss to an Irish entertainment website which allegedly breached copyright to the exclusive pictures, the High Court ruled.

In advance of a legal action over the copyright issue, 'Playboy' must also clarify parts of its claim against Entertainment Media Network (EMN), which it says published a link on its entertainment.ie site to exclusive pictures of Ms Moss "in various states of undress".

Ms Justice Marie Baker said that 'Playboy' must provide the defendants with photographs of Ms Moss that were used in the magazine's 60th anniversary edition which are at the centre of the claim.

Playboy Enterprises International Inc, which is part of the magazine empire founded by Hugh Hefner, has sued EMN, which offers entertainment listings on entertainment.ie.

In December 2013, 'Playboy' claims, without its permission, entertainment.ie published a link to images of Ms Moss, which it exclusively commissioned.

The case was adjourned for matter for two weeks.

Irish Independent

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