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Loophole Lets You Repost Twitter Images Without Getting Sued!

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    since a lot of you like to snag images, this trick might help to keep some of you out of court. :cool:

    now the real trick is to see if other web sites offer an "embed" function that can be used to get around the copyright issues. :D


    A Manhattan judge has ruled against The Washington Post and the AFP for republishing a Twitter user's photos. But if the image had been inside an embedded Tweet, it may have been fine.

    A U.S. District Judge has ruled that the AFP and Washington Post infringed on copyright by posting photographer Daniel Morel's photos of earthquake damage in Haiti.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/15/us-socialmedia-copyright-ruling-idUSBRE90E11P20130115

    The photos were posted to Twitter, from which the AFP submitted them to Getty. WaPo found the images on Getty and posted them on its website. The ruling explains, over the course of about 60 pages, that just because the images were posted to Twitter doesn't mean they were fair game for reposting elsewhere.

    The AFP argued that Twitter's terms of service, which allows the site to "reproduce" users' images, gave it the right to do the same. The judge said no.

    Here's the thing: If this same situation occurred today, there would be a legal way to repost Morel's photos without his direct permission. All The Washington Post would have to do is use Twitter's embed function.

    Twitter tells BuzzFeed that embedded tweets -- that is, tweets that are embedded into the site using Twitter's official embed tool -- fall under Twitter's reposting rights, as outlined in its terms of service.

    So posting an image like this, which I tweeted earlier, is fine...

    Read Article:
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/want-to-publish-a-twitter-image-legally-just-embe
     
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    That's really strange and interesting as well. :yield:

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:
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