Home > News > Playboy Sues Harper's Bazaar Over Kate Moss Pics • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Playboy Sues Harper's Bazaar Over Kate Moss Pics

Playboy Sues Harper's Bazaar Over Kate Moss Pics
Get XBIZ News
Jan 20, 2014 9:30 AM PST    Text size: 

LOS ANGELES — Playboy Enterprises International has another company in its legal crosshairs over photos of fashion model Kate Moss that appeared in its 60th Anniversary issue, this time suing Harper’s Bazaar for allegedly using the pics without permission.

Court documents issued by Playboy on Friday cited the fashion magazine’s publishing house Hearst Communications, claiming that Harper’s editors posted a photograph of Moss dressed in its trademark Playboy bunny ears outfit online, and also linked to website Entertainement.ie that posted nine copyrighted nude images of the star.

“Hearst's link to the Entertainment.ie website page cannot be justified by any suggestion that Hearst was reporting the news of Ms. Moss's appearance in the 60th Anniversary Issue.

“While Playboy welcomed the media's reporting and discussion of its images, Hearst well exceeded the bounds of mere news reporting in a flagrant bid to attract and drive Internet visitor traffic,” the suit says.

According to the New York Daily News, Hearst had no interest in settling the dispute amicably.

Playboy is reportedly seeking $150,000 per photograph for copyright infringement.

Last December, Playboy filed a suit at Los Angeles federal court against LeBook.com, claiming that it also used high-res pics of its January edition of Playboy magazine, including the 18-page pictorial of Moss.

Harper’s Bazaar has not yet issued a statement with regards to the suit.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Artificial Intelligence Treats Risk Like Cancer

An embarrassing thing happened to me in Amsterdam. I’d just finished dinner with a new partner at a nice restaurant. OK … more expensive than nice, but you know what I mean. I grade food in... More »

8 Tips for Scaling Up Your Ad Campaign

As an advertiser it can take some time for you to get a successful campaign going because many ideas don't always work out. Once you have a great converting campaign it can also quickly die out, so that's... More »

Is the Free Porn Era Starting to Fade Away?

Onlookers might believe that adult entertainment was only a big business prior to free tube sites, or that tube sites started the free porn era online. It’s true that free porn is much more pervasive... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.



Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!