Rik's Ramblings

Monday, February 19, 2018

Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement

... this legally and technically misguided decision would threaten millions of ordinary Internet users with infringement liability.

The headline makes it look like the EFF is protecting individuals for being sued by big corporations ... except in the case the big websites are the defendants. The plaintiff is an individual who's image was used - presumably without asking permission or offering remuneration.

I've seen images lifted from my website by broadcasters and podcasters - without attribution. So right now I'm happy with the decision.

I object to someone using my content on their site for any money making venture. They think they can do it and get away with if because they have a legal department and I don't, so maybe this'll make them thing twice. I'm not so bothered if one of my images shows up on a discussion group.
For example, I know this image is often linked to from various discussion groups.


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