NBA star and Los Angeles Lakers player,LeBron James has being sued by a photographer for posting his picture on Facebook without his authorization.
The photographer who is identified as Steven Mitchell is suing James and his companies, Uninterrupted Digital and LRMR Ventures, LLC for $150,000.
According to court documents, the picture was posted when James was a member of the Miami Heats which is an action of copyright infringement under Section 501 of the Copyright Act,Mitchell’s suit explains.
Mitchell declares that James had no authority to post the picture and states that, he is in the business of licensing his photographs for money.
The photographer is asking James to hand over all accounting of profits made from the Facebook post as he believes he is entitled to all profits, income or benefits James received “as a result of its unlawful conduct.