Mashable Settles Copyright Fight Over Instagram Embeds

Law360 (February 10, 2021, 5:01 PM EST) -- Mashable has reached a settlement to end a closely watched copyright lawsuit filed by a photographer over the site's unauthorized use of her images via the practice of "embedding" Instagram posts.

Six months after Mashable lost a bid to end the lawsuit, a federal judge dismissed the case on Tuesday after Mashable and Stephanie Sinclair reached a settlement in principle.

The settlement will end a case that had been closely followed for its impact on the practice of embedding, a technical process in which a photo posted to social media can be displayed remotely on a different website.

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