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Mashable, Photographer Settle Dispute Over Instagram Embed (1)

Feb. 10, 2021, 9:52 PMUpdated: Feb. 11, 2021, 1:50 PM

Mashable Inc. resolved a dispute with a photographer who alleged the site infringed her copyrights by embedding her Instagram post in an article without permission, according to a filing entered Wednesday in Manhattan federal court.

The case centered on the unsettled issue of whether a website can be liable under copyright law for embedding social media posts without the user’s permission.

Stephanie Sinclair took a picture of a mother and child in Guatemala that Mashable wanted to use in an article about female photographers. It embedded the photo from her Instagram account after she refused its offer of $50 for ...