MMS Greeting-Card Supplier against Illegal File-SharingAdded: Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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Another absurd case was denied by the court: an MMS greeting-card supplier has filed a complaint saying that the most prominent telecom services in the country did nothing to stop their customers from violating its copyrighted content through the popular MMS service.
Luvdarts, a firm providing with greeting cards as text, graphics, video, and musical messages, complained that Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T did nothing to stop the unauthorized distribution of their copyrighted material. The complaint failed, and the court ruled that the company failed to cite any authority to support that proposition, which runs contrary to the precedent.
In the meanwhile, Luvdarts’ policy says that when a user purchases one of their messages, they are allowed to send that message once only. This means that multiple messages of the same content are a violation of their policy and therefore are illegal. The lawsuit, filed three years ago by the firm from LA, claimed that American carriers failed to do anything to prevent the violation, because it was in their advantage to profit from it by charging the MMS fees.
The filing states that each of the defendants enabled the transmission and publication of the company’s copyright protected material through mobile devices by creating and implementing a P2P file-sharing network in order to enable subscribers to share multimedia files through this MMS network. It also claims that each of the defendants received profit from those activities by charging the transmitter and receivers of this material a fee for MMS.
However, the federal court of appeals decided that the company’s failure to allege that Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T have at least something like a capacity to supervise was fatal to a claim of vicarious liability. Although the court didn’t comment on the absurdity of the case, which has surpassed everyone’s imagination, the funniest part is that the lawsuit by Luvdarts was smashed to bits by all 3 judges who were in charge of the case. The company providing greeting cards as text, graphics, video, and musical messages hasn’t provided any comments on the ruling thus far.
April 7th,2013Posted by:
Sunday, April 7th, 2013
|posted by (2013-04-08 04:28:33)|
|So if Providers can be sued for "preventing a crime" then I should be able to sue the Cops for the same damn thing....|
|posted by (2013-04-08 09:43:44)|
|I would like to know the money generated yearly via the courts. I bet its worth billions.|
|posted by (2013-04-09 03:14:48)|
|How many funds are only a relatively||
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