Black Book Slapped With $1M+ Suit Over Kate Moss Photos

Playboy Enterprises slapped Black Book magazine with a copyright infringement lawsuit in the Southern District of New York court this week, alleging that the online magazine reproduced images of supermodel Kate Moss without its consent. According to Playboy's complaint, Black Book (which launched in 1996 and describes itself as "the insider’s guide to where style and substance intersect in popular culture today") used photos from Playboy's December 2013 60th-anniversary issue for “commercial” purposes (commercial because Black Book profits from its site, namely, via posting ads).

Since Black Book already removed the images from its site, Playboy is primarily asking the court to order Black Book to pay $150,000 for each “infringed work." As a result, this suit could end up costing Black Book upwards of a million dollars. This suit comes on the heels of Playboy suing Harper’s Bazaar and its parent company, Hearst, based on nearly the exact same allegations. That lawsuit is still pending. More to come …