PHOTOBUCKET SAVED BY SAFE HARBOR OF DMCA

June 25, 2014

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In yet another case where the burden of limiting copyright infringement falls on the shoulders of the copyright holder, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a 2012 decision absolving Photobucket.com, an internet photo-sharing service, from violating Sheila Wolk’s copyright in her fantasy images paintings.

The court found that the “safe harbor” provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act , codified as a part of the federal Copyright Act, was enacted to protect internet service providers and websites from this very type of liability issue.

See the whole article here by Nancy Wollf, Esq., PACA Counsel