Court ruling finds that public social-media posts are… well, public
In March 2016, Mashable approached Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Stephanie Sinclair to license one of her photographs for $50. When Sinclair declined, the company downloaded the photo from Sinclair’s Instagram page. A copyright-infringement lawsuit ensued. The case never reached trial. In a summary judgement, the Southern District Court of New York ruled that Sinclair didn’t have standing to bring a copyright lawsuit. Let’s talk about what that means for creators using social media to post their work.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.