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Playboy magazine sues entertainment.ie over nude Kate Moss photos

Playboy says the link was published a week before the 60th edition of the magazine and it destroyed the exclusivity of the shoot.

An image from Playboy's website promoting Kate Moss as their cover girl.
An image from Playboy's website promoting Kate Moss as their cover girl.

PLAYBOY MAGAZINE IS suing an Irish website over an alleged copyright breach of photographs of Kate Moss.

The magazine claims entertainment.ie published a link to photos of Kate Moss “in various states of undress” which were to be featured in the magazines 60th anniversary edition the following week.

Playboy said the images featured the model “in various provocative poses and wearing the ‘Playboy bunny’ costume and in some of the photographs she is nude or semi-nude”.

Playboy Enterprises International Incorporated is taking an action in the High Court against Entertainment Media Limited – which runs entertainment.ie – seeking damages.

Playboy alleges that the action of the website caused significant loss and that entertainment.ie unlawfully published an entry entitled:

Save yourself a fiver. Here’s Kate Moss’ NSFW [not suitable for work] photos from Playboy” with a link to its website.

The link added: “It’s all about saving every penny at this time of year. Every little helps and what not.

So instead of having to wait for the latest 60th anniversary issue of Playboy featuring Kate Moss, we present to you Ms Moss in full below.

Playboy says it engaged two renowned fashion photographers, Mr Mert Alas and Mr Marcus Piggott to produce the exclusive images of the well known model for an eighteen page photographic spread.

However the magazine says the websites link to the photos a week before the edition was released “completely destroyed the exclusivity of the Kate Moss photoshoot”.

A preliminary pre-trial motion was heard at the High Court yesterday.

A spokesperson for Playboy told TheJournal.ie today: ”Playboy actively enforces rights to protect its valuable, copyrighted content.  While we will not comment on specific actions, we can confirm that we are pursuing unauthorised republications of content from our 60th anniversary issue.”

Read: Playboy suing Harper’s Bazaar for linking to Entertainment.ie Kate Moss pics>

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