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COPYRIGHT: Court rules embedded photos on websites may constitute copyright infringement

Goldman v. Breitbart News Network LLC, 2018 WL 911340 (S.D.N.Y. 2018)

A New York federal Court has recently ruled that embedding a photograph contained in a social media posting on a third party website could result in a copyright infringement liability, raising questions as to how internet users may interact with different platforms moving forward. In Goldman v. Breitbart News Network LLC, Judge Katherine B. Forrest found that several news outlets acted in violation of a photographer’s copyright when they embedded a tweet displaying the photographer’s image on their own webpages.

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