Motherboard: A Defunct Video Hosting Site Is Flooding Normal Websites With Hardcore Porn

Motherboard: A Defunct Video Hosting Site Is Flooding Normal Websites With Hardcore Porn. “As pointed out by Twitter user @dox_gay, hardcore porn is now embedded on the pages of the Huffington Post, New York magazine, The Washington Post, and a host of other websites. This is because a porn site called 5 Star Porn HD bought the domain for Vidme, a brief YouTube competitor founded in 2014 and shuttered in 2017. Its Twitter account is still up, but the domain lapsed.”

Courthouse News Service: EU Adviser Rules for German Library in Fight Over Embedded Links

Courthouse News Service: EU Adviser Rules for German Library in Fight Over Embedded Links. “In siding with a major German cultural institution, a European magistrate held Thursday that websites that embed digital media as links are not violating European Union law. In issuing his advisory opinion, Maciej Szpunar, an advocate general for the European Court of Justice, said the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz – the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation – is not violating copyright laws by running a digital cultural library featuring thumbnails and links to works at participating institutions, such as museums. The foundation is government-funded.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Embed Google Slides Like a Pro!

Digital Inspiration: How to Embed Google Slides Like a Pro!. “It takes 2 easy steps to embed any Google Slides deck in your website. Open Google Slides, go to the File Menu and choose Publish to web. Your presentation becomes public and you are presented with an IFRAME HTML tag that you can copy-paste in any web page. The embedded Google Slides player can be easily customized by modifying the src attribute of the IFRAME tag.”

The Verge: Photographer can’t sue a website for embedding her Instagram post, says court

The Verge: Photographer can’t sue a website for embedding her Instagram post, says court. “A court ruled yesterday that Mashable can embed a professional photographer’s photo without breaking copyright law, thanks to Instagram’s terms of service. The New York district court determined that Stephanie Sinclair offered a ‘valid sublicense’ to use the photograph when she posted it publicly on Instagram.”

TechCrunch: Stanford and Google create an embeddable COVID-19 map for local journalists

TechCrunch: Stanford and Google create an embeddable COVID-19 map for local journalists. “Stanford University’s Big Local News and Pitch Interactive projects, along with the Google News Initiative, are launching a new tool today that allows local journalists to embed customized, up-to-date maps of COVID-19 cases in the United States. The COVID-19 Case Mapper might sound pretty basic — and indeed, Google Data Editor Simon Rogers admitted that he’d expected something like this to exist already.”

The Fashion Law: Does the Unauthorized Embedding of Social Media Posts Amount to Copyright Infringement?

The Fashion Law: Does the Unauthorized Embedding of Social Media Posts Amount to Copyright Infringement?. “Does the unauthorized embedding of a social media posts that contain copyright-protected photos amount to copyright infringement? If you were hoping to get a definitive answer to that question from the case that photographer Robert Barbera filed against CBS, think again. The case settled out of court last month, thereby, failing to pick up – in any meaningful way – where the Goldman v. Breitbart lawsuit over embedded tweets that featured a photo of football star Tom Brady left off before it was voluntarily dismissed in May.”

Hollywood Reporter: Judge Rules News Publishers Violated Copyright by Embedding Tweets of Tom Brady Photo

Hollywood Reporter: Judge Rules News Publishers Violated Copyright by Embedding Tweets of Tom Brady Photo. “In a huge surprise, a New York federal judge on Thursday delivered a blow to nine news organizations defending their use of a Tom Brady photo. The judge’s decision is sure to be controversial and could prove quite consequential, too, potentially disrupting the way that news outlets use Twitter and causing many in technology to re-examine ubiquitous practices from embedding to linking.” Whoa.