A Finnish photographer is looking for legal rights against Metallica with the aid struggle he has launched on Reddit. He has accused Metallica of using one of his photos of the band without permission in their recent music video for “Murder One”.
Photographer Henri Käck says on Reddit:
“When I saw the video first I thought, ‘Wow, such an honor that they used my photo but bummer that they did not mention who took it anywhere.’ I tried to contact them through the website and their management’s website and did not get answer. It was month ago and still no answer. Where can I contact them? What can I do? What should I do?
A lot of people say that the picture [in the video] is not the same as my picture. That the hands are different. Please watch the video. They animated the picture so the hands move.”
Metallica’s lawyers must have acted after this incident. The Finnish photographer will get the copyright fee that he deserves.
You can catch the moment in which Käck says Metallica have used his photo at the 5:33 mark in the “Murder One” video, below.