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Jennifer Lawrence

Non-Selfie Nudes Could Pose Legal Hurdle

9/3/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902_jennifer_lawrence_gettyJennifer Lawrence's fight to get her hacked nude photos removed from the Internet might have hit a legal snag -- the same one Ellen DeGeneres ran into with that famous Oscar selfie.

Sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ ... Lawrence's attorney fired off a letter to a porn website demanding it take down the nude photos of J-Law because she owns the copyright on the pics. We're told the website isn't buying that argument though.

The site's stance is ... since some of the pics are NOT selfies, the person who actually took those photos would most likely hold the copyright. In its response to Lawrence's attorney ... we're told the site is demanding proof of Jennifer's copyright, or the name of the person who snapped the shots.

Ironically, J-Law was prominent in the Oscar selfie -- which became the most retweeted photo ever when Ellen posted it. But as we told you, Bradley Cooper actually owns the shot because he took it.

FUN FACT: Bradley co-starred with J-Law in "Silver Linings Playbook."

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CountryGal    

LoL These "stars" have even a high school education?

15 days ago
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nukeeseballipari    

Lesson of the day: dont. take. nudephotos.

15 days ago
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Passion Of The Taint    

SELFISHIES AND BOOBIES!
Let me guess their password was 1234 or me.
It couldn’t have happened to a smarter group of Narcissists.
Seriously, the highest I.Q. out of all those hoes is Jen-fur and her I.Q. is 35.
I can’t understand a word of Kate’s funny talk. Plus she farts and burps all day, because of her inflammatory bowel disease.
And Rihanna is just a hot mongoloid.

15 days ago
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TMZIZGAY    

I want to **** her now please help me.

15 days ago
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Chris    

Regardless of who owns the right to the photos, the fact that these people do NOT own them should be enough to force them to take them off their website. The law can be a joke.

15 days ago
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Bridget    

"Silver linings Playbook" was suuuuch a good movie. Almost everyone has seen the pics already. They will never be completely gone. At least you looked good girl. She just needs to take it as a lesson and stop with the naked pics on the net.

15 days ago
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Passion Of The Taint    

WHERE ARE ALL OF THE INTELLIGENT AND SOPHISTICATED WOMEN AT?????

These are the same goofs that forget their keys in the Benz.

This news is why everyone on our great planet hates us!

15 days ago
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debbiedoesnothing    

It never made any sense to me. I own the camera, I pose all the people in the photo, and then I ask someone to snap the photo. And that person owns the copyright? It seems to me that once the picture taker turns the picture over to the owner of the camera, the picture taker has given up any claim to the copyright.

15 days ago
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Naiad    

Good on the website for not just accepting their demands at face value but I wonder if it makes a difference that these photos are stolen and evidence of a crime.

15 days ago
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DiM    

Another illogical law. The photos were stolen from HER computer.

15 days ago
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Brian    

She should tell them she set the camera up and set the timer and took the photos. But this is dumb anyway. If the person in the photos demands the photos are taken down the sites should have to. She never authorized anyone to be able to post the photos. The Internet definitely needs some tough laws and all countries that want to be on our Internet should be required to agree or we'll cut them off. The Internet was created by the US so follow our laws.

15 days ago
12.

Art    

They also starred together in. "American Hustle."

15 days ago
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bigboyindiego    

Here's a thought , if you're rich

15 days ago
14.

Raymond    

The internet and the cloud: where you don't see what's happening to your data anymore.

15 days ago
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Zombie Whitney Houston    

These idiots had to know they were targets. How many times has this happened in the past?
Good luck trying to get the pics removed from the internet. Once they're online they're there for good. I'd bet tens of millions of people have saved them already. The only thing they can really do at this point is go after the hacker that stole them. Actually trying to get them removed from the internet is laughably impossible at this point.

15 days ago
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