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Danae Tinelli

is a staff attorney in Venable’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.During law school, Danae was a law clerk with Copyright Counselors LLC, where she conducted research on various trademark, copyright, and patent defense claims matters; drafted complaints for copyright and trademark infringement; sent Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices to various social media channels for infringement; and drafted privacy policies and terms and conditions to protect online content.

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Recent Articles by Danae Tinelli

Keeping Up with Copyright Infringement: Copyright, Celebrities, Paparazzi, and Social Media

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.