This week’s reading talks about how certain new technologies help people infringe, directly or indirectly, on other people’s intellectual property rights. I found an article that is pretty on point with this topic. This article discusses a NY court ruling that a tweet with an embedded link could count as copyright infringement. The subject at issue is a photograph that was put onto snapchat which was subsequently reposted and tweeted by others. The original photographer sued.
Annie, great article. It will be interesting to see how social media involving embedded content will be impacted and whether this case will be appealed. The server test was narrowly construed in this case but future cases may evaluate on a case-by-case basis.