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Gigi Hadid Wants to Rewrite Copyright Law Around Her Instagram Account

By July 6, 2019 July 10th, 2019 Strictly Business Blog

Screenshot of article posted at The VergeCross-posted from The Verge. [by Ashley Carman]   “Model Gigi Hadid believes she should be able to post paparazzi pictures on her Instagram account because her participation in their photos — from posing to choosing her outfit — invalidates a photographer’s ownership claims.

In a copyright infringement lawsuit filed in January this year, an agency, Xclusive-Lee, alleges that Hadid posted one of its images to her Instagram, which it claims violates the company’s copyright. In a motion to dismiss filed earlier this month, as well as a supporting memorandum, Hadid’s legal team asserts that her posting the image constituted fair use because she contributed to the photo in the form of a smile and her outfit.”

Gigi Hadid wants to rewrite copyright law around her Instagram account


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