Model Sues Apple Over Use Of Naughty Photo
Yes, sue and get your money!
Rebecca Battino is suing Apple for up to £650,000 after a string of sexy self-portraits she took ended up in an iPhone app without her permission.
Rebecca Battino’s snaps, taken when she was 16, have been viewed by millions after they were used in the eXtreme Cam Girls application.
They include a racy photo of Miss Battino in a plunging black swimsuit that does little to hide her breasts.
In others, the aspiring New York model is sporting lace knickers or thongs. App-maker Samba Studios claims to have to have ‘hundreds’ of photos and videos of ‘real girls’.
Miss Battino, now 19, took the pictures of herself in the mirror with a digital camera and claims the images were hacked from her computer.
She is suing Apple and Samba Studios for a minimum of $1million (£650,000) plus damages for copyright infringement in a Manhattan court.
Legal papers accuse Apple of ‘brazenly’ using the swimsuit shot as the only icon advertising the eXtreme Cam Girls app on iPhone.
Miss Battino, a yoga teacher, said she was not ashamed of the images.
‘I was just upset that I’m not being paid for my pictures,
’ she added.