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This instagram suddenly makes much more sense now.

50 Cent can rejoice as he has won the lawsuit against Q and his website Worldstarhiphop.com. Back in 2009, 50 sued the website for using his image on their header for a long duration of time, claiming that the photo misled his fans into believing that he ran the site.

A couple of days ago, a federal judge granted the G-Unit boss summary judgment on copyright and right of publicity claims. In doing so, the judge rejected affirmative defenses including fair use of the image. Reports Hollywood Reporter:

According to the ruling, “Defendants provide no authority to support the fair use of a celebrity’s image or likeness. This is not surprising, as a celebrity’s image, standing alone, only evokes that celebrity’s persona. Jackson’s image does not, by itself, describe anything about Defendants’ website.”

A copy of the entire case if available here.

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5 Responses to “50 Cent Wins Lawsuit Against Wordstarhiphop”

  1. jamie 27. Mar, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    i swear this guy uses all the hate as motivation & comes on top LOL

  2. jknuck 27. Mar, 2014 at 5:00 am #

    Worldstar aint nothing but a rip off, charging niggas 800dollor just to put a video up on there sit. All they doing is exploited black people” and make money off of it. Not cool

  3. NYC2death 27. Mar, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    thats a big win for fif

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