Reminder: Cutting-and-Pasting Photos from the Internet Is Hazardous to Your Legal Health–Grecco v. Valuewalk

…apply to contractor-uploaded works. See BWP v. Examiner. However, Valuewalk didn’t designate an agent for 512(c)(3) notices with the Copyright Office until 2017, so 512(c) isn’t applicable to this 2016…

Redfin Must Defend Copyright Suit Over Property Photos–Stross v. Redfin

…Chattels Ruling in 3Taps Case (Catch-up Post) 512 Safe Harbor Applies to Content Submitted By Independent Contractors–BWP v. Examiner Court Definitively Rejects AFP’s Argument That Posting a Photo to Twitter…

Bittersweet DMCA Safe Harbor Defense Win in Ninth Circuit–Ventura v. Motherless (Catch-Up Post)

…Agreement Message Board Operator May Be Liable For Moderator’s Content–Enigma v. Bleeping Sideloading Service Defeats Copyright Infringement Claims–BWP v. Polyvore Vimeo’s Second Circuit DMCA Safe Harbor Win Over Capitol Records…

Ill-Advised Copyright Lawsuit Over Facebook Live Video Becomes Costly For Plaintiff–Konangataa v. ABC

…to spin in reverse. For other cases in that genre, see BWP v. Mishka; Righthaven v. DiBiase; Righthaven v. Wolf; Righthaven v. Hoehn; Cobbler v. Doe. This case provides an…

Revisiting If Suing Bloggers For Copyright Infringement Can Be Profitable–BWP v. Mishka

…numbers to crunch. Mishka runs a fashion blog. It included 2 photos to which BWP owned the copyrights. (BWP is a familiar name on this blog). BWP sued in August…

Copyshop Covered By “Non-Commercial” Creative Commons License–Great Minds v. FedEx

…to mind: MAI v. Peak and the related software repair cases; US v. Megaupload (at least with respect to private storage); sideloading services (such as BWP v. Polyvore); and the…

Redfin Defeats Copyright Claims Due to MLS License Agreement

…some active role in seeking out the content. A Tenth Circuit ruling (BWP Media USA, Inc. v. Clarity Digital Group) touched on this in the case of contractors and media…

Sideloading Service Defeats Copyright Infringement Claims–BWP v. Polyvore

can further manipulate the photos. BWP claimed that Polyvore’s database contained at least 79 BWP photos. The court says it doesn’t need to address the DMCA safe harbors. Instead, BWP’s…

WARNING: Copyright Office Resurrects Troubling Plan To Strip Websites Of 512 Safe Harbor

…See, e.g., BWP v. Hollywood Fan Sites. As part of rolling out the electronic submission process, the NPRM proposes reducing the filing fee from $105 (or more) to $6, reflecting…

512 Safe Harbor Applies to Content Submitted By Independent Contractors–BWP v. Examiner

contractor route. Finally, as Eric notes, it’s interesting to see courts’ skepticism towards BWP. In that sense, maybe they are the latest iteration of Perfect 10? Eric’s comments: * BWP