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David LaChapelle & Rihanna Settle Copycat Lawsuit

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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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David LaChapelle's Lawsuit Against Rihanna Is Going To Trial!

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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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