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Mashable Copyright Case Revived After Reread of Instagram Terms

June 24, 2020, 7:45 PM

A photographer’s copyright infringement case against Mashable was revived Wednesday after a Manhattan federal court ruled it erred in finding Instagram granted Mashable a license to embed the photographer’s post on its website.

Stephanie Sinclair owns the copyright to her photo of a mother and child in Guatemala. Mashable contacted her about including the photo in an article about female photographers, and offered $50 to license the picture. After she refused, Mashable embedded the photo from Sinclair’s Instagram account into the article.

The court dismissed Sinclair’s copyright infringement claims in April. Sinclair agreed to Instagram’s Terms of Use when she ...

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