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Monday 11 December 2017

Playboy told to provide Kate Moss images for case

Kate Moss
Kate Moss

PLAYBOY must provide the photos it took of model Kate Moss to an Irish entertainment website which allegedly breached copyright to the exclusive pictures, the High Court ruled.

In advance of a legal action over the copyright issue, Playboy must also clarify parts of its claim against Entertainment Media Network (EMN), which it said published a link on its entertainment.ie site to exclusive pictures of Ms Moss.

Ms Justice Marie Baker said Playboy must provide the defendants with the photographs of Ms Moss.

In December 2013, Playboy claims, entertainment.ie published a link to images of the model, without its permission, which it exclusively commissioned, a week before the 60th anniversary edition was published.

Playboy claims the defendant caused it significant loss and damage as well as damage to its reputation.

The court heard previously the link was posted by the defendant after it discovered images of Ms Moss on the internet.

The link was taken down shortly afterwards. However, the fashion publication Harper's Bizaar became aware of the link and used it. The link was taken completely down by December 23, 2013.

Playboy asked the court for an order compelling EMN to file a defence to the magazine's claim, so the action can proceed to a hearing.

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If no defence is filed, Playboy argued, the court should grant judgment against the defendant.

Ms Justice Baker said the defendants were entitled to further details in relation to the claim of alleged breach of copyright.

The judge adjourned the matter for two weeks.

hnews@herald.ie

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