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Snoop Dogg Slapped With $150k Lawsuit Over Viral Instagram Video

Oct. 18 2021, Published 5:32 p.m. ET

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Snoop Dogg is being hit up for $150,000 in federal court.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, a company called Freedom News TV (FNTV) is suing the 49-year-old rapper for copyright infringement.

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The company says they make their money by licensing the rights to photos and videos. They accuse Snoop of posting a video they won on his Instagram. The video in question was a clip of a protestor scaling a building in New York City.

In court, the company says they saw the video on Snoop’s Instagram on April 3. They admit they didn’t register the video for a copyright until April 9. The video in question is still up on Snoop’s page. ‘Dummy of The week,” he captioned the post.

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The post on Snoop's page has over 4.5 million views and was posted to the rapper's 65 million followers.

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FNTV says, “Without permission or authorization from Plaintiff, Defendant volitionally selected, copied, stored and/or displayed Plaintiff’s copyright protected Video.”

The company says Snoop cost them a ton of money with the post because it made the video less valuable to new outlets.

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The suit is seeking in excess of $150k in damage for the alleged infringement. Snoop has yet to respond to the case.

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As Radar previously reported, Snoop isn't the only celebrity facing a lawsuit over their Instagram posts. The actress Naomi Watts was hit with a federal lawsuit after she posted a series of snaps taken by a paparazzi. The images were taken of her on set in New York but the photographer claims she didn't obtain permission to share the work nor did she pay a dime to license the images.

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