On October 30, 2019, Meaghan Kent, Katherine Dearing, and Danae Tinelli published “Keeping Up with Copyright Infringement: Copyright, Celebrities, Paparazzi, and Social Media” in IPWatchdog. The following is an excerpt:
Just two months after the end of her second copyright infringement lawsuit, fashion model Jelena Noura “Gigi” Hadid was sued for a third time, on September 13, for copyright infringement for posting paparazzi photos to her social media accounts without the license or permission of the photographer. Other celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham and, most recently, Justin Bieber, have made news for the same situation. This trend falls into an interesting intersection of two significant tenets of law: a celebrity’s right of publicity in their own image and a photographer’s right to copyright their artistic work.