Embedded Tweet Copyright Case Sent To 2nd Circ.

Law360 (March 20, 2018, 10:32 AM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has given Time Inc. and other publishers the right to file an immediate appeal from a controversial copyright ruling last month over embedded tweets, crediting their claims of “tremendous uncertainty.”

The order sets the stage for a closely watched appeal of the February ruling, which said the publishers violated copyright law by embedding tweets featuring a photo of NFL quarterback Tom Brady into news stories on their websites — a common media practice that had not previously been considered infringement.

Calling it a “high-profile, high-impact copyright case,” U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest agreed Monday to...

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