Playboy’s Hugh Hefner came out swinging for Kate Moss.
Hefner, of Playboy Enterprises International, slammed the operators from Black Book, a culture blog, with a lawsuit for copyright infringement. Playboy wants to nail Black Book for $150,000 for each of the reproduced images of the model that was used without the company’s consent.
The photo that caused the controversy is Playboy’s 60th-anniversary cover spread of Moss that was published in December. Unfortunately, we will not be able to see the photo or how it was used because it was taken down.
Black Book isn’t the only one in Hefner’s raft of infringement suits; this follows after Hefner pursued the same lawsuit against publishing giant Hearst, where he claimed its Harper’s Baazar website used some of Moss’ photos without permission.
We wouldn’t want to get caught up in this war.