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A Federal Judge Dismisses a Copyright Lawsuit Against Instagram’s Embedding Tool

A group of photographers’ allegations that Instagram’s embedding tool enables users to infringe their copyrights have been dismissed by a San Francisco federal court.

The Instagram feature doesn’t violate the photographers’ exclusive right to display the pictures publicly because third-party websites that embed the images don’t store their own copies of them, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Friday.

The decision applies the 9th Circuit’s divisive “server test” for internet copyright infringement, under which a website can only violate the display right if it also stores a copy of the copyrighted work on its server.

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