NEW YORK - Britney Spears threatened to take legal action Friday after pictures of her newborn son popped up on the Internet, apparently stolen from a private photo shoot.
At least two Web sites showed photos of Spears embracing her child, as well as a family portrait.
A statement released late Friday by Spears' record label, Jive Records, said the photos were swiped from a private photo session.
"Anyone who publishes, sells or otherwise exploits any of these images in any way will be subject to liability and damages for willful infringement of copyright, and will be liable for invasion of privacy," the statement read.
The pop star gave birth to her first child last month.
Spears and her husband, Kevin Federline, recently made their first public appearance since the infant was born, but there have been no clear images of the baby until now.
A representative for Spears declined to comment.