Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Copyright and Twitter

Does posting a picture to Twitter via TwitPic give all other Twitter users an implied license to use your picture, including for commercial gain?

You wouldn't think so, and the Southern District of New York did not think so in the recent decision Agence France Presse v. Morel, but copyright law as applied to the internet can be such a complicated mess that Agence France Presse was able to make that argument with a straight face and have it answered with a lengthy decision.

Stephen Kramarsky analyzes the case and its implications for Law Technology News here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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