Pictures of Britney Spears and her infant son surfaced on the Internet on Friday, but the singer said they were stolen and threatened legal action against anyone who showed the eagerly awaited images.
Photos of Spears holding a dark-haired child and another of the singer lying cheek to cheek with the baby had been removed from a number of Web sites by late on Friday.
"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," invasion of privacy and other legal claims, publicist Leslie Sloan said in a written release.
Spears gave birth to son Sean Preston in September. The 23-year-old singer and her husband, Kevin Federline, have kept a low profile since then.