Intellectual Property

No Copyright Infringement in Embedding Video

Even if the video itself violates intellectual property rights, simply embedding doesn't put other sites at risk


Embedding a copyright-infringing video on another Web site is not illegal, a court ruled yesterday.

Judge Richard Posner ruled at the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that MyVidster, a social video bookmarking site, did not infringe the copyright of Flava Works, a porn production company, when it embedded copyright-infringing versions of Flava Works content from third-party Web sites.