Copyright Infringement and Social Media

WEIRD….Recently we shared a few articles from Wired’s Facebook page. Subsequently our posts are archived/synced on our website by design using a Facebook to WordPress plugin, but are no different than the Facebook posts themselves. We receive notice from Wired through Getty Images that we violated Copyright laws by linking or sharing this content more specifically the image in the Facebook post which we shared.

So apparently by using a social media page for which sharing and liking of content is highly encouraged, you can put yourself in an awkward position because you are using the technology as it was designed to be used, but then later threatened with fines for using it. They were ‘kind’ enough not to ask us to pay for the image use and we have subsequently removed ALL posts related to Wired and Getty Images.

For this reason and to the best of our technical ability, we will no longer be sharing Wired posts or other related content to include all other posts that may include images from Getty images.