Pop singer Rihanna has settled the copyright dispute with photographer David LaChapelle. LaChapelle had claimed the music video for the singer's single 'S&M' contained elements similar enough to his photos for it to infringe his copyright. In July a New York judge rejected Rihanna's lawyer's attempts to have the case dismissed on the basis of 'fair use.' Terms of the settlement were not made public.

Click here to read about Judge Shira Scheindlin's earlier rejection of Rihanna's move to have the case dismissed - it gives an interesting insight into which elements of an original photograph are protected under US copyright law.