If anyone is wondering why Paper Magazine’s Instagram account disappeared, a new lawsuit helps to explain why.
In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in California federal court, the magazine’s parent company ENTtech Media Group claims it has fallen victim to an alleged scheme by a group of photo companies allegedly weaponizing copyright claims to extract a settlement for roughly $1 million.
Two of these companies — Okularity Inc. and BackGrid USA Inc. — did not respond to requests for comment. Splash News and Picture Agency LLC declined to comment, while contact information for Xposure Photo Agency Inc. could not be located.
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