The copyright infringement case that forced a Federal judge to evaluate the originality of sadomasochistic motifs has ended in a settlement. Pop singer Rihanna has reached an out-of-court settlement agreement with photographer David LaChapelle, who sued her earlier this year for copyright infringement. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

LaChapelle was seeking at least $1 million in damages from Rihanna,  alleging that some scenes from the video for her hit single called “S&M” were rip-offs of sadomasochistic images LaChapelle had created and published over the years.

The full news story on the case is now on PDNOnline.

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