Web Forum Not Liable For Users’ Infringement, Court Says

Web Forum Not Liable for Users’ Infringement, Court Says

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The Fifth Circuit ruled that a web forum was not directly liable for copyright-infringing images uploaded by its users, becoming the latest appeals court to reject the argument that the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 Aereo ruling eliminated the “volitional-conduct” requirement for such claims. The ruling came in a case filed by BWP Media USA, a frequent copyright plaintiff, that accused T&S Software Associates Inc., the operator of a hair and beauty website called HairTalk, of direct infringement over three images of celebrities uploaded to the site.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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