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Justin Bieber Settles Paparazzi Legal Battle After Making Peace On Social Media

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By Ryan Naumann

Justin Bieber has reached a settlement with the paparazzi who sued him over a social media post.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, professional photographer Robert Barbera has informed the court he is dismissing his lawsuit against Bieber.

The documents state, “IT IS HEREBY NOTICED that there has been a settlement in the above case and that the above case should be dismissed without prejudice.

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Barbera originally sued Bieber on October 16 in New York Court. He accused him of copyright infringement.

in his suit, Barbera explains he took a photo of Bieber and then copyrighted the image. The snap shows Bieber in the back of a car with a friend.

Barbera accused Bieber of taking his photo and posting it on his Instagram. He says, “Defendants ran the Photograph on the Website. The Website received 3,905,147 likes. Defendants did not license the Photograph from Plaintiff for its Website, nor did Defendants have Plaintiff’s permission or consent to publish the Photograph on its Website.”

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