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Instagram Beats Infringement Case for Embedded Images: Corporate Social Media Departments Take Note

October 19, 2021 by in Hot Issues

By Nikki R. Breeland, Esq. Recently, Instagram was hit with a major class action lawsuit for copyright infringement for its “Embedding Tool” feature.[1] According to the complaint by photojournalists Alexis Hunley and Matthew Scott Brauer, Instagram created the Embedding Tool to display copyrighted works of Instagram users on third-party publisher […]

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SACHA BARON COHEN SUES CANNABIS COMPANY FOR USING “BORAT” CHARACTER AND TAG LINES WITHOUT PERMISSION

July 21, 2021 by in Hot Issues

In another strike against advertisers who use celebrity names and photographs without permission, Sacha Baron Cohen recently sued Solar Therapeutics, a cannabis products company, seeking at least $9 million.[1]  In this case, the defendant used a photograph of Baron Cohen’s widely recognized character Borat, and his trademark expression “Very Nice!,” […]

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