A Wisconsin-based photographer filed a lawsuit in California federal court this week alleging that Instagram infringed on one of her copywritten images and ignored her takedown requests.
As first reported by TorrentFreak, photographer Jennifer Rondinelli Reilly claims that Instagram linked to one of her shots -- a pair of red lips and a microphone -- but the company's takedown procedure failed to remove the image, which she registered with the U.S. Copyright Office in 2013.
If rights holders make a takedown request Instagram is expected to act quickly to take down the image, something Reilly says they failed to do in this case despite her sending notices on January 26, 27 and 28 of this year. "Reilly never authorized the Infringing Uses," according to the complaint, which notes that the images are still on the site. "Instagram has not removed or disabled access to the Infringing Uses." Reilly sells the "Red Lips and Microphone" image as a fine art print.