If you’ve ever had a website or blog embed one of your Instagram posts on their website, you may be able to sue them for using it without your permission. That’s according to an ongoing lawsuit between Newsweek and a photographer, after the company embedded one of their Instagram posts on their website.
As reported by Ars Technica, Newsweek had originally asked for permission to use the photo without the embed, but after being turned down, they chose to use Instagram’s embed feature to display the image. Now, the legality of that is in question, with Instagram seemingly siding with its users and the artists that post original content on the Facebook-owned social platform.
In a statement to Ars, a Facebook spokesperson notes: “While our terms allow us to grant a sub-license, we do not grant one for our embeds API. Our platform policies require third parties