Photographer sues Bruno Mars for sharing a childhood photo of himself on social media

Nov 27, 2017

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Photographer sues Bruno Mars for sharing a childhood photo of himself on social media

Nov 27, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Most of us have posted childhood photos of ourselves on social networks. However, singer Bruno Mars is facing a lawsuit for doing it. Photographer Catherine McGann is reportedly suing the singer for posting the photo of himself, which she took back in 1989.

The photo in question shows Bruno Mars being the world’s youngest Elvis impersonator. He was only four years old at the time, and he shared the photo as a part of the “Way Back Wednesday” craze. He posted it on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and it reached over 1.2 million likes on Instagram only.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVndZnShHTL/

As Daily Mail reports, the photographer is seeking royalties for the photo she took, claiming that the singer never contacted her for permission. Reportedly, she has filed a lawsuit against both Bruno and his record label, Warner Music. She seeks damages and the profits they earned from her photo on Mars’ social media.

Now, I think that the rules need to be the same for everyone. The photo belongs to the photographer, and you should ask for the permission before you post it on social media (even if you’re a famous musician). But on the other hand, this photo was taken 28 years ago. Since the singer was only 4 at the time, it’s possible that he didn’t even know who exactly had taken it. I know I can’t remember who, besides dad, took all the photos of me when I was a kid. Anyway, I find this case very unusual, and I’m curious to know how it will end.

[via FStoppers, Daily Mail, image credits: Brothers Le]

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137 responses to “Photographer sues Bruno Mars for sharing a childhood photo of himself on social media”

  1. Jason Rodier Avatar
    Jason Rodier

    ?

  2. Mark Helm Avatar
    Mark Helm

    Doh… So anyone who buys a pic a family pic can’t share it later in life without permission should they get famous …. Great thinking .. what an ass

    1. Dieter Greven Avatar
      Dieter Greven

      He can’t. And he must not. Period. Everyone you uses a photo without mentioning the photographer is a fucking douchebag.

    2. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Dieter Greven does that include friends and family and all photos over the whole of time ? Think about it .. this is someone trying to make a buck on someone else hard work .. that is all .. typical me me me ..

    3. Nicole Phillips Avatar
      Nicole Phillips

      So…a stranger offered to take a photo of me, hubby and my mom when we were on holiday (with my camera). I shared to fb and ig. I should have asked her name so I could credit her? Damn…

    4. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Damned straight Nicole Phillips go back and get before they sue ..

    5. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      The photographer controls the usage rights to images they create. This is actually very important law, and it’s a shame people don’t understand it. Yes, you cannot share images that you didn’t create without permission

    6. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Travis they better get the share button stopped on Facebook then …

    7. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      The photographer controls the rights … ??? Anyone asked Ansell if he minds his being shared ?.. better ask his family or stop it immediately..

    8. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Mark Helm the share button is sharing the original content as produced by the photographer, not a copy. This has been decided in court cases. Please don’t comment on things that you don’t know the answer to.

    9. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Travis Gauthier please don’t tell me what tondo online .. if you don’t understand it don’t use it derrrrrr… My point is that many images over time the photog has passed .. do we ask their family ? .. this image is probably a daily picture ? If so are we allowed to share portraits of our families from bygone days ? Unless we mention the tog .. what if we can’t remember their name you arrogant moron….

    10. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Yes. Copyrights, like all intellectual property rights are of value and pass on to heirs. You’ll need more than mention a photographer, you’ll need to pay the owner of the copyright.

    11. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Travis Gauthier and people wonder why photographers are dying out …… Because certain ones are money grabbing morons .. if this was average Joe she/ he wouldn’t have batted an eyelid … Get over yourself .. we all have images that get shared .. commercial usage is the issue not personal sharing ….

    12. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Speaking of:
      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ansel-adams-the-lost-negatives-and-a-200m-lawsuit-2244107.html

      This specifically concerns the exact photographer you were talking about. Although you misspelled his name.

    13. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Lost content… Not same as well known images .. what if the tog is less famous ? Would it even be a case ?

    14. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      I think you are deliberately mixing up fame and notereity with everyday .. there are loads of cases the, band that used an image without reference or payment .. not same .. does he even know the photographer? In this ? But you’ll happily claim he’s in wrong.. was he credited when she / he uses the image before he became famous ? Did they have a model release ?

    15. Nicole Phillips Avatar
      Nicole Phillips

      Well, I’d like any excuse to return to the Amalfi coast. Lol. She was Scottish, so maybe I’ll stumble over her when we go to Scotland next year! ??

    16. Josiah McLaughlin Avatar
      Josiah McLaughlin

      Exactly. He didn’t sell it. He shared it.

    17. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      The law needs common sense and only when you get an average Joe being harassed will that happen . It’s only these headline money grabbers that make news . Sadly photo theft is a thing and that’s why people splat watermarks .. the only people that say you shouldn’t tend to be those wishing to nick .. or the photogs hoping to cash in

    18. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      That’s the same. He made a copy to his social media. It was not shared from the photographer.

    19. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      ???? I wonder if you’d be so voiciferous if it was a “nobody” being charged … Or if families yoi shoot stop sharing just in case…

    20. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      My point being, that’s not up to me, you, Bruno Mars or anyone else but the photographer and or copyright holder.

    21. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Travis Gauthier actually it’ll be up to the courts and effect everyone all because of the greed …. But hey tomatoe tomato

    22. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      A person not wanting to be stolen from is greed?

    23. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Hardly stoeln when the photo is already in his possession who says ut hasn’t been bought already ? The fact is he shared one and didn’t give free advertising to someone

    24. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Mark Helm Look man, you obviously don’t have an understanding about copyright law. Possession of a copy of a work does not give mean someone can reproduce the image as they please. He copied it to his own social media for his own financial gain without permission of the copyright holder.

    25. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Actually I do have a clue hi laws need updating with the times oddly enough and this proves it … What financial gain has he made from that image lol ?????

  3. Michael Johnson Avatar
    Michael Johnson

    Going for the $$$.

    1. Michael Johnson Avatar
      Michael Johnson

      Perhaps but after 28 yrs, pre-fame, I don’t know… A picture of a child, his parents presumably paid for? I don’t know, sounds a bit grabby…

    2. Robbie Green Avatar
      Robbie Green

      Deserve for what, Travis?

      Do you go spray and pray at every kid’s talent show hoping one of them has a few number #1 records someday so YOU can cash in on their fame?

    3. Marco Peixoto Avatar
      Marco Peixoto

      Seems Travis is “one of those”… photograph them all, one might be a start one day so you can hunt him/her for money.

  4. Liam Bluck Avatar
    Liam Bluck

    The photographer wouldn’t ha e batted an eyelid if it were a regular Joe, but as Bruno has a good few quid in the bank, he’s going to sue. But transparent why the photographer is doing g it.

    1. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Bingo

    2. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Bruno Mars is making tons of money on PR using a photo he does not have the right to use. This photographer will win.

    3. Liam Bluck Avatar
      Liam Bluck

      Yeah but it’s a bit petty, as in from when he was a kid, I’m all against copywrite theft but this just seems like a way to make a quick buck and a bit more publicity.

    4. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Some things appreciate in value, some don’t

    5. Liam Bluck Avatar
      Liam Bluck

      Sometimes a photographer sees dollar signs and gets greedy. I bet he is suing for over a million too?

    6. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Travis Gauthier what’s you connection? Seem very passionate do you have a backlog of images you are hoping will be used eventually? If so I hope the law finds in Bruno’s favour and says trying to grab money off his hard work is wrong …. He didn’t know he’d be famous back then .. nor did the photog .. end of .. only o e is trying to cash in …

    7. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      My connection is that I’m a professional photographer with an interest and knowledge of copyright cases. This photographer has a right to control their work and her lawsuit will serve as example and potential legal precedent. By standing up for her rights and ownership, she’s standing up for all photographers that would have their work stolen. He (or his PR staff) is profiting off her hard work, not the other way around. He was famous back then that’s why she took his photo.

    8. Liam Bluck Avatar
      Liam Bluck

      So am I Travis, but it’s rediculous.

  5. Marco Peixoto Avatar
    Marco Peixoto

    This is why no one takes Photographers serious anymore… whos the retard that took the pic and is now trying to get rich?

    1. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      This is very basic copyright law.

    2. Marco Peixoto Avatar
      Marco Peixoto

      So that means that if i want to share a school pic taken by whoever took it 30+ years ago I now have to go hunt for him and ask permission? Even if I did it the poor guy would be laughing is ass off and look at me like if I was a retard…

    3. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Depends on how old, but, Yes. You can not reproduce images that you don’t own the rights to reproduce. That’s simple copyright law.

    4. Marco Peixoto Avatar
      Marco Peixoto

      I reproduce/share/do whatever the f*** I want with all pics that im the Main interest… care less what any law will say, especially if im a Kid when those were taken.

    5. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Well good for you. But, understand that you are breaking copyright law and open up yourself to potential lawsuits.

    6. Marco Peixoto Avatar
      Marco Peixoto

      No im not… If you took a pic of me when I was like 5-6 and I decided to share it why the heck do I even have to ask permission for it? If I want to write a book and use that pic of me in there do you really think me or anyone else would pay the photographer?

      Theres a common sense in here that you seem to fail in getting.

      She is only asking for money because he is famous, if he was me or joe whatever she could care less.

      Also was that pic a paid Pro Photoshot? In what circunstances was that pic taken? A wedding? A birthday party? Its a generic crap photo anyone can take actually.

      This kind of stupid stunts hurt more Photographers than it helps. After this anyone that knows the story will never allow Pics without becoming the full owner of them… heck I wouldn’t. Want to be my Photographer for Ceremony A or B? Sure but all pics are mine to do whatever I want, dont agree? Next!!!!

      Usually this shit happen the other way around.. Person X was a no one when they were new, took a bunch of nudes or silly pics, after being famous Photographer sells them for Thousands or Millions at crap Magazine/Newspaper and the person in that Pic gets nothing…

    7. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Marco Peixoto , The photographer owns the copyright to images taken and can control where they are reproduced and ask whatever compensation they want for reproduction rights. No pay, no rights.

    8. Marco Peixoto Avatar
      Marco Peixoto

      Sure… if it was a paid PRO Photoshot. Take a candid Photo like this was was and go say that to any court. In Europe they judge would punish you for wasting their valuable time with stupid shit.

  6. Bogdan Iorga Avatar
    Bogdan Iorga

    No the photo does not belong to the photographer exclusivley. The photo is as much as much property of the photographer and as much as is porperty of the subject in it. The photographer can not use a photo without the consent of the subject. And the subject can not use the photo withou the consent of the photographer. This is reciprocal, it can’t be only one way.

    1. Jayson Carey Avatar
      Jayson Carey

      Legally, that is not at all true.

  7. Frank Nazario Avatar
    Frank Nazario

    Suing as the first options is not good business… did she approach them and was denied or flat out ignored?
    Even though it does not say in the article but was the photo taken as a commercial photo promoting the kid or was it just a personal photo taken by the photographer in the spur of the moment.
    The photo involves a minor… did the photographer asked his dad for permission to photo his kid or was this at a public event.

    Too many questions in the air… still suing as your first approach always ends in a long battle and at the end the “photo income” usually ends in the lawyers hands. Also, remember that when you go to court you need to bring two bags of money… one to receive (the one you are looking for) but also the one to give ( usually ends up being MUCH more than you thought in case you loose), you see those lawyers on Bruno’s side are VERY VERY expensive and you might get hit with those fees on the loosing side.

    I have a love/hate relation with courts… that is why I dont like the suing part.

  8. Karen Padilla Avatar
    Karen Padilla

    Did she get permission from his parents to take the photo or was it just a photo op and she didn’t have him sign a release? Shameon her.

    1. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Unless it’s for commercial use, a model release is not needed.

    2. Eddy Mison Avatar
      Eddy Mison

      So no model release = no right to the picture? Or can anyone still make money off unreleased picture?

    3. Karen Padilla Avatar
      Karen Padilla

      The rules were different 20+ years ago. If she took the photo with the intent to sell it, obtained a copyright, she should have protected herself with getting permission from the parents of the child and a model release because he was a child – no matter who he became. She owns the negative but to sue him because he put it on his social media as a memory of his childhood is ridiculous. He’s not famous because she took his photo. She should be happy with the publicity it got, if it got any. As a photographer, I would not take a photo of a child without written permission and signed model release or contract if I wanted to sell the photo.

    4. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      The laws were no different twenty years ago concerning copyright.

    5. Karen Padilla Avatar
      Karen Padilla

      I wasn’t talking just copyright but protection of children against exploitation is very different now. Every major stock site now requires a model release for every age of person and parental permission for children even if they are not easily recognizable. I ran into this recently when I put a holiday photo of my deceased mother with my dog on one of the stock sites. It wasn’t rejected but they won’t publish the photo until I provide a signed release from her. A little hard to get now. At the time I took it, I didn’t think of getting a release from her. She died shortly after the photo was taken. In this day and age, I now ask for model releases from anyone I take a photo of so if and when I want to use it, I have their permission. It’s common sense to protect yourself.
      Editorial photos don’t need releases but they also bring in less sales.

    6. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      What we have here is an editorial photo being used for commercial gain without the permission of the copyright holder. Likeness rights have nothing to do with it.

    7. Andrew McLeod Avatar
      Andrew McLeod

      It appears Bruno was working as an Elvis impersonator so one would guess that the parents gave permission, a 4 year old can’t go out and get work for themselves….

    8. Erin Miller Avatar
      Erin Miller

      It’s obviously a press photo — no release necessary for editorial/news images.

  9. Dieter Greven Avatar
    Dieter Greven

    The photographer is the author of the photo. He alone determines how and where the photo may be published. Period.

    1. Anthony Woodruffe Avatar
      Anthony Woodruffe

      Not quite,, The IP holder also has to obtain authority for an image other than for journalism. There are also laws which determines what constitutes journalistic purposes.

    2. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      Unless it’s sold to the family and they share it as memory? Or do we stop that now?

    3. Dieter Greven Avatar
      Dieter Greven

      Depends on what was basically agreed with the customer and the type of usage rights.

    4. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Unless it’s commercial uses, like selling a product with the image, the photographer has the right to do with it as they please.

    5. Anthony Woodruffe Avatar
      Anthony Woodruffe

      ^ THIS ^
      however, you’re right Mark, Bruno should be able to post a picture of himself. it wasn’t for capital gain, which is usually where problems can arise with images designed for personal use.

    6. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Everything Bruno Mars does is for capital gain, this photo drives traffic boosts his celebrity and = $$$
      Bruno Mars is making money off the photographer’s work he didn’t pay for, pretty plain and simple.

    7. Josiah McLaughlin Avatar
      Josiah McLaughlin

      Travis Gauthier no, the photographer is being a money grubbing whore. It’s a picture taken 30 years ago of a kid.

    8. Michael Johnson Avatar
      Michael Johnson

      Josiah McLaughlin I don’t agree with Travis, but there’s no need to resort to pejoratives.

    9. Josiah McLaughlin Avatar
      Josiah McLaughlin

      Michael Johnson I’m sorry, it was taken 28 years ago. My bad.

    10. Gary Graeff Avatar
      Gary Graeff

      How did mr Mars obtain the image? Was it in his files? Was it in the public domain already? Dont I have ownership of my own image? Can anyone else profit from MY image without my consent?

    11. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Gary Graeff likeness rights only come into play with commercial uses, like selling a product. This is actually a really important first amendment protection. Politicians or anyone else featured in news stories could claim likeness rights.

    12. Gary Graeff Avatar
      Gary Graeff

      So Mr Mars made no profit nor did he intend to. His cute image did not make me purchase his product

    13. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Every image a celebrity puts out there drives traffic which equals clicks, notoriety, and $ales

    14. Gary Graeff Avatar
      Gary Graeff

      In that light the photog has a claim

    15. Mireille Mobley Avatar
      Mireille Mobley

      I suspect this would fall under fair use.

    16. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      No. It does not fall under fair use.

    17. Gary Graeff Avatar
      Gary Graeff

      I would tend to defer to Travis on this as it is his life’s work

    18. Gary Graeff Avatar
      Gary Graeff

      If an image of me by another boosted my nonexistant fame I would make a commitment to fairly compensate that image maker. Art is art is art and we must help each other flourish

    19. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      I have a great image of you Gary Graeff, hurry up and get famous! ?

    20. Gary Graeff Avatar
      Gary Graeff

      Im both working on it and actively avoiding it???

    21. Ed Bukont Avatar
      Ed Bukont

      As a system integrator, if photographer thinks he can just take a picture of a system I built and not get my release to use it he is incorrect. my art is just as much art as his.

    22. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
      Sergi Yavorski

      Travis Gauthier It does.

  10. Anthony Woodruffe Avatar
    Anthony Woodruffe

    I can just see how this is going to be played out…
    “Dear Photographer, did you secure the right model release and license usage with Mr Mars upon delivering the media to him? Was he also capable of comprehending the legal implications of not abiding by this license agreement at the age of 4. Are you aware that Mr. Mars has the legal right to sue you for also publishing his likeness without authority and that you are in breach of laws concerning photographing and distributing imagery of minors?”

    1. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      And in this case I hope he does

    2. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      There’s no such thing as likeness rights for non-commercial usage

    3. Angie Jones Avatar
      Angie Jones

      Exactly. So much #this

    4. Angie Jones Avatar
      Angie Jones

      Travis Gauthier there can be. Always safe to get a model’s release should the possibility arise, or be resigned to no claim to commercial use. No models release, no commercial use.

    5. Mark Helm Avatar
      Mark Helm

      I do believe Travis has a glut of images of folks he either knows or hopes will become famous that he is waiting for them to be used lol

    6. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      “Mr. Mars has the legal right to sue you for also publishing his likeness without authority” Boy that would be a very dangerous world to live in.

  11. Dean Nixon Avatar
    Dean Nixon

    The problem may hinge on the fact that the photographer’s work was used to make money for the singer and record label.

    1. Daniel Shortt Avatar
      Daniel Shortt

      doubtful, it’s not like its an album cover. it’s just an insta post… They could argue that the profits of it are 0 there for the greedy tog gets nothing.

    2. Annelies Vanhove Avatar
      Annelies Vanhove

      Not really, the photograph isn’t worth anything itself, any value it has now is because of Bruno’s career.

    3. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      The photo has value because of his career, that value belongs to the photographer

  12. Michael Avatar
    Michael

    As a photographer with a heavy heart I say screw the photographer. She is just taking advantage of his celebrity to try and extort some money out of him. Hope he sues her back.

    1. Adam Sternberg Avatar
      Adam Sternberg

      Sues her back for what, NOT copyright infringement? She is within her legal rights to sue him, if she even is (it’s speculatory at this point). I’m not saying what she is doing is morally right, but she is within her legal right to go after him. Also, this is a very poorly written clickbait article where you don’t know all sides to the story.

    2. Adam Sternberg Avatar
      Adam Sternberg

      Sues her back for what, NOT copyright infringement? She is within her legal rights to sue him. I’m not saying what she is doing is morally right, but she is within her legal right to go after him. Also, this is a very poorly written clickbait article where you don’t know all sides to the story.

    3. Motti Bembaron Avatar
      Motti Bembaron

      Absolutely agree. And I am a photographer. I said it before that it will get out of hand and it did and continue to do so until better and more strict royalties rules are in place. If the court has any common sense (they usually don’t), they will throw it out the window.

      This is a great example of someone who just want to extort money. What damages exactly? Did she even look at this photo in the past 28 years? Ask the singer to add your credential, I am sure he will have no problem doing so and go on with your life.

      But no, here is a great way to make money :-(.

  13. Don Lorenz Avatar
    Don Lorenz

    At very least give photographer credit for taking. That’s about it.

    1. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Credit is worthless. The copyright to the image has value

    2. Mireille Mobley Avatar
      Mireille Mobley

      Would he necessarily even know swing as that the photo was taken when he was four

  14. Valter Van D Avatar
    Valter Van D

    I hope Bruno wins, 28 yo photo licensing agreements don’t last that long, after 20 years or so it no longer matters, she is a douche probably broke as shit trying to pay for Christmas, this isn’t the way you do it bish…

    1. Josiah McLaughlin Avatar
      Josiah McLaughlin

      1- I doubt this was a photo session. 2- where is the photographers copy write logo? I’m sure if someone shared a life touch photo then no one would care because of the context. It’s the same thing.

    2. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Having a watermark makes no difference. A photograph is copyrighted by the creator when the shutter is pressed.

  15. Tj Ó Seamállaigh Avatar
    Tj Ó Seamállaigh

    I’m a photographer or so i claim to be, but this is silly.
    On a commercial basis, when you take a photo of a “model” you are requested to get a release so you can use the photo in specific events and occasions, not vice versa.

  16. Mark Turner Avatar
    Mark Turner

    Pure greed.

  17. Marco Peixoto Avatar
    Marco Peixoto

    DIY Photography is also sharing and using TWO Bruno Pics on a website that makes money… should any of the Photographers and even Bruno be compensated for it? Also seems NONE of the pics are even saying who the Photographer was.

  18. Ruy S Delgado Avatar
    Ruy S Delgado

    I’m wondering if it matters on where Bruno got the picture from? If he got it from a family album or among family pictures thinking it was just another picture not knowing a photographer took it. I want to see how this ends. Very interesting. Might even set a precedent.

  19. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
    Adrian J Nyaoi

    After reading the coments, i feel sorry to see so many people ( photographers, I assume since this is a photo page) who just do not understand the very basic of IP law. Do youself a fevour, do some basic reading of the law before you post.

    1. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      Thank you.

  20. Anthony Woodruffe Avatar
    Anthony Woodruffe

    Capital Gain:
    PR isn’t capital Gain. You are not making a taxable income from PR & Marketing, therefore it isn’t capital gain.

    1. Rick Avatar
      Rick

      This is more than just PR. Celebrities generate income from their social media accounts from the paid advertising that is piggybacked.

  21. Justin Suyama Avatar
    Justin Suyama

    Should read, “photographer, irrelevant for years, tries to gain relevancy by suing Bruno Mars for using childhood photo”

    1. Travis Gauthier Avatar
      Travis Gauthier

      The photographer is actually a well known celebrity photographer

    2. Justin Suyama Avatar
      Justin Suyama