p2pnet view Mobiles:- When Rebecca Battino (left) was 16, she took photos of herself and sent them to eXtreme Cam Girls, owned by Samba Studios, a Miami firm whose aim in life is to make lots of money by “providing the most useful and visually stunning iPhone and web applications”.
Now she’s 19 and a Long Island yoga instructor, and she’s suing Apple and Samba for $1 million for copyright violation because her DIY pix wound in an iPhone app without her permission.
The app has gone, “but Battino is fuming that she hasn’t gotten any credit — or cash — for the shots”, says the New York Post, quoting her as stating, “I was just upset that I’m not being paid for my pictures. I’m not embarrassed.”
A shot of her in a “plunging-down-to-there black swimsuit was the only icon advertising the eXtreme Cam Girls app on iTunes, Battino alleges”, says the story, adding:
“She refused to say how or who might have stolen the pics but insists Miami-based Samba Studios never tried to contact her to see if they could use the pictures.
“Battino also flipped when she spotted another self-portrait — this time she was sporting a tight, cut-off T-shirt and black lace panties — on a Web site along with a nude shot of former Playboy Playmate Summer Altice.”
New York Post – ‘Net babe sues over ‘hot’ pics, October 24, 2010
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