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Marcus Chatterton Authored Article for Law360 Regarding Embedded Tweet Copyright Case

Marcus Chatterton, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, recently authored an article for Law360 discussing U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest’s decision that embedded content may constitute copyright infringement. In the article, Marcus analyzed photographer Justin Goldman’s copyright infringement suit against media companies in the Southern District of New York over the use of his image of Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady within embedded tweets. Marcus discussed the implications of the ruling on journalism and online media, how the ruling will affect the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the scope of DMCA protections, potential changes to social media and the future of copyright infringement lawsuits against online publishers and journalists.  

Marcus focuses his litigation practice on technology as it relates to intellectual property, social media, smart grid and electronic data issues. He represents large and small businesses, inventors, and creative clients in copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secret disputes.