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Fug Off Perez Hilton

by | 21st, June 2007

PEREZ Hilton, the gossip blogger, uses photographs that are a) in the public interest; b) stolen; c) useful in promoting stars?

In what may be the first hit against bloggerazzi star Perez Hilton’s empire, his main webhost has dropped

After numerous warnings against Hilton’s (aka Mario Lavandeira) use of copyrighted celebrity images, the Oz-based Crucial Paradigm took the site off line; it was dark for a number of hours before it returned to the Internet with a different host.

Hilton is currently named in four lawsuits involving eight photo agencies for his alleged theft of photographs that appear on his site, one that’s been a popular gossip destination for some 2½ years. Hilton frequently adds his own captions to the shots.

Is a photograph just a pictorial quote?

Posted: 21st, June 2007 | In: Celebrities Comment (1) | TrackBack | Permalink