Playboy Slams Bazaar with Lawsuit over Kate Moss Photos

Kate Moss for Playboy

Suspicious attachments, 46-year-old men named Brittany, Nigerian princes — the Internet is an already-scary place that just got a little bit scarier.

Playboy is suing Harper’s Bazaar for allegedly linking to a website showing the more NSFW photos of Kate Moss60th anniversary spread, according to the New York Daily News. The Hearst publication, Playboy charges, “well exceeded the bounds of mere news reporting” when it directed readers to entertainment.ie, which had published nine images by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

The men’s magazine is seeking $150,000 for each “infringed” photo.

So why are we resting a little uneasily in our Sartore boots? Because the Internet isn’t so unregulated anymore. A misstep can earn you a stack of court papers in the kisser even when your intention was probably just to give your audience more information they’d find relevant or entertaining. But what can you do? With the rules changing so rapidly, it’s imperative you credit your non-sketchy sources, do your research and check yo self before you wreck yo self think before you link.

Be careful out there, kids. For nowadays, the world is lit by litigation.

[New York Daily News]

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