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Meaghan Kent

is a partner in Venable’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. She focuses on intellectual property law, including copyrights, trademarks, right of publicity, and patents. She is particularly experienced in copyright law, including development of copyright portfolios, enforcement strategies, licensing, clearance, fair use analysis, and litigation.

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Recent Articles by Meaghan Kent

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.