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Author Topic: Hunley et al. v. Instagram, LLC  (Read 2444 times)

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Uncle Pete

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« on: June 29, 2022, 12:53 »

A class action alleges Instagram has encouraged, induced and facilitated third parties to commit widespread copyright infringement through embeds on other websites.

"Per the lawsuit, Instagram, from roughly July 2013 to June 2020, knew or recklessly disregarded the fact that no third party ever obtained a license or permission from the platform to embed a copyrighted photo or video, and was similarly aware of or ignored that no third party ever obtained a license or permission from the copyright owner each time the embed tool was used to display a copyrighted work. According to the complaint, Instagram has also regularly and systematically handled, controlled, made reference to and touched valuable copyrighted works with the intent and knowledge that third parties online were embedding those works without obtaining a license to do so. "

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2022, 15:13 »
More of the same


That earlier 9th Circuit ruling stemmed from an infringement lawsuit brought by adult entertainment company Perfect 10 against Google over search results. The appellate court sided against Perfect 10, ruling that Google didnt infringe copyright by creating in-line links to outside pages that contained unlicensed photos. Those in-line links allowed users to view the photos without leaving Google, but the images themselves remained on outside companies servers.


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