The copyright lawsuit accusing Gigi Hadid of posting a paparazzi photo she didn't have the rights to has been thrown out
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The copyright lawsuit accusing Gigi Hadid of posting a paparazzi photo she didn’t have the rights to has been thrown out

Gigi Hadid was sued earlier this year over a paparazzi photo she posted to Instagram that she didn’t have the image rights to. The lawsuit was dismissed Thursday because the paparazzi agency that took the photo hadn’t received a copyright registration by the time it had filed the lawsuit against Hadid, according to court documents viewed by Business Insider. Hadid’s argument that the photo was an example of "fair use" had the potential to shake up the legality of celebrities and fan accounts using the Instagram re-posting feature. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . A lawsuit involving model Gigi Hadid and whether she had the right to post a paparazzi photo to her Instagram has been thrown out. The copyright infringement suit against Hadid was dismissed Thursday, according to court documents viewed by Business Insider. The New York district judge dismissed the case because the plaintiff — a paparazzi agency called Xclusive-Lee — failed to secure the official copyright registration for the photo at the time it filed the lawsuit. The ruling was based on a US Supreme Court case that was decided in March, WWD reports . In that case , the Supreme Court ruled a […]

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