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Katherine Dearing

is an associate in Venable’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. She is a 2017 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, she was a legal intern with the Honorable Judge Walton with the United States District Court of the District of Columbia, where she drafted opinions and prepared memoranda on both criminal and civil matters. She was also a legal intern with the United States Attorney’s Office, where she produced memoranda on special legal matters, such as the D.C. Bivens statute of limitations.

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Recent Articles by Katherine Dearing

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.