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Can you believe everything you read from social media influences? The ACCC is investigating.
Wednesday 10 April 2024 / by Isabella Campbell, Solicitor posted in Business, Corporate & Commercial Social Media Influencers Advertising ACCC Consumer Law

In early 2023, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) conducted an internet sweep of influencers who were promoting and advertising products on social media. In December 2023, the ACCC released their findings, determining and identifying deceptive marketing practices used across the digital economy. 

A US Judge has found that organisations who use images posted on Twitter for commercial purposes will infringe the copyright of the owner of those photographs.

The Washington Post and Agence France – Presse had argued that once the pictures appeared on Twitter they were freely available and that Twitter’s terms of service granted it the right to use the photographs. Accordingly, they have published the photographs without permission from or payment to the professional photographer who took them.

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