Gigi Hadid Wants Court To Toss Copyright Infringement Claim Over Instagram Photo
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Gigi Hadid Wants Court To Toss Copyright Infringement Claim Over Instagram Photo

Model Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the Versace Pre-Fall 2019 Runway Show on December 02, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) The attorney representing supermodel Gigi Hadid is calling a New York company’s copyright infringement claim against her for posting a photo of herself on Instagram “meritless” and is ready to ask the court to throw out the case. John C. Quinn, partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink, has requested a pre-trial conference in anticipation of a motion to dismiss Xclusive-Lee’s complaint. “A company that profits from surveilling and photographing celebrities has falsely accused Gigi Hadid of copyright infringement,” Quinn said in a statement. “It is one thing for paparazzi to exploit Ms. Hadid’s fame and image for their own profit, but it is quite another to bring a meritless copyright case in an effort to shake her down.” In January, Xclusive sued Hadid , alleging she “copied and uploaded” its copyrighted photograph to her own social media account “without license or permission.” The company is asking the court to award statutory damages, any realized profits, attorneys’ fees and costs, and an injunction. Hadid later deleted […]

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