Photographer Sued Twitter for Ignoring DMCA RequestsAdded: Monday, January 18th, 2016
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Jennifer Rondinelli Reilly sued Twitter, alleging that the company failed to remove pirated copies of her work and demanded a permanent injunction against Twitter and compensation for the damage she suffered.
As you know, just like many other social networks, the microblogging service is sometimes used to host or link to copyright infringing content, and if copyright owners submit a takedown request, the company swiftly takes the infringing content down. For instance, over the past several months Twitter processed thousands of DMCA requests and complied with most of them.
Nevertheless, a recent lawsuit suggests that the company’s takedown efforts are not always sufficient: a photographer accused Twitter of hosting or linking to her works without permission. Despite the fact that she sent Twitter dozens of DMCA takedown requests, Twitter failed to act on 50 of the 56 infringing uses.
While the DMCA safe harbor protects online services like Twitter from being responsible for the acts of their users, such services can be held liable if they structurally fail to respond to takedown requests. The photographer complained that Twitter was aware of the infringements but chose inaction. She now demands an injunction against the service preventing it from infringing her content and also demands both actual and statutory damages to compensate her losses.
It should be noted that Reilly is not the first person to sue Twitter for copyright infringement: just a few months ago another photographer launched a similar lawsuit. At the time, the case was dismissed soon after, suggesting that the parties reached an agreement outside the court.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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