Is Perez The New Joan Of Arc?
Celebrity blogger and distant cousin of those Hilton sisters, Perez Hilton, is being taken to court by the photographers whose photos often appear in his blog
Perez Hilton's Celebrity Blog . Apparently, they (the photographers) are pissed that Perez is using copyrighted photos for his posts (so far I don't see the problem), but the problem arises when he puts in his own captions (defamation of private property?) and comments according to the photo (isn't that what bloggers do?). How much weight this lawsuit carries remains to be seen. Afterall, this is the internet and much of what is out here is up for grabs because.......it's the freakin' internet. If they (the photographers) win this lawsuit, just how much will it trickle down to the rest of us bloggers who, by the way, just made Time Magazine's person (or people in this case) of the year. Can they really shoot down Time Magazine when they (Time Magazine) perceives us to be the most influential people to impact world news? I think not! In any event, this is great PR for Perez because, in the end, the only thing that matters is that they spelled his name correctly.