Despite the insanely popular viral hit “Harlem Shake” still popping around the world, the mastermind behind the beat DJ Baauer is being sued by a photographer who claims Baauer engaged in some serious Facebook deception.
According to photographer Dustin Kessler, “Baauer ‘aka Harry Bauer Rodrigues,’ hired him for a photo shoot last year and then asked for permission to use two of the photos; one for a Facebook profile pic… the other for a magazine article.”
Kessler says he agreed to the terms, but then started seeing his photos showing up all over the place, in print and online magazines like Rolling Stone, Spin and Billboard as well as ads for Coachella … and even on Baauer’s own website.
Kessler says he never got credit OR money for any of his photos. So he’s suing Baauer – claiming the DJ is partly responsible for the widespread unauthorized use of his pics. Kessler is also suing the media outlets which allegedly ran the pics without permission.
Kessler is demanding a jury trial and is seeking unspecified damages.
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