Kim Kardashian has chosen to share some of her most private moments with her fans. On her family’s reality television show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the several spin-offs, including “Kim and Kourtney Take New York” and the several seasons when they took Miami too, she allows cameras into her home, her car and her life.
While the reality star agreed to let the cameras in as a part of her reality television show, it doesn’t mean that everyone has unlimited access to sell, share or upload videos of these events. According to a recent lawsuit filed by Kim and her fiancé Kanye, the co-founder of YouTube uploaded a video that was “the exclusive property rights of someone else.”
The video captures the recent marriage proposal between the pair that took place at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Oct. 21. The event was a private, invitation only event. The couple claims that Chad Hurley, the co-founder of YouTube was not invited to the event. Somehow, he was able to gain access and filmed the proposal.
The complaint filed in the entertainment dispute then claims that Hurley uploaded the video onto his website where it has already been viewed by approximately 1.6 million people. Associated with the video was a Tweet that said “So this happened last night. Congrats Kim & Kanye!”
Even though the video came with a congratulatory salutation, it doesn’t excuse the fact that it wasn’t his video to upload. Not only was the filming of this event likely reserved for that reality television empire and set to air months from now, but Hurley also signed a non-disclosure form prior to filming the event. This agreement was even captured through photographic technology.
Source: San Jose Mercury News, “Hicks: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian suing over proposal video,” Tony Hicks, Nov. 1, 2013