Good news for David LaChapelle!
The photographer has settled his copyright violation lawsuit against Rihanna for an unspecified amount of money.
In case you forgot, LaChapelle claimed scenes from RiRi's S&M music video were "directly derived from and substantially similar to" eight of his own photographs.
A rep for the photog said "David is happy with the settlement."
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Fashion photographer David LaChapelle will get his day in court after a New York City judge ruled he can continue pursuing his lawsuit against Rihanna.
US District Judge Shira Scheindlin noticed the similarities between LaChapelle's images and those allegedly recreated in RiRi's S&M music video.
However, it wasn't a complete win for the photographer.
The only thing LaChapelle can sue for is copyright violation. The other claims of trade-dress infringement, unfair competition and unjust enrichment were all dismissed.
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