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Property website Zillow backs down in row with McMansion Hell blog

Property website Zillow backs down in row with McMansion Hell blog

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A dispute between a blogger and a property website over photo copyright has been settled after the website backed down.Kate Wagner runs McMansion Hell, a satirical blog in which she critiques modern architecture and interior decor by annotating images taken from US property websites.Property platform Zillow claimed that she was infringing copyright, although it does not own the images it posts.Ms Wagner initially shut down her blog.Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) took on her cause after she shared the cease and desist notice she received from Zillow, which instructed her to remove all the photos she had ever used from its site.'Fair use'Zillow said Ms Wagner was violating its terms which included reproducing or modifying the images it shared in its listings.It...