I want to create an online storage but if the user upload copyright material such as Music/Video file,will it put me in risk as developer?
an other question:if i offered a facility that the user could share files but no publicly,such as dropbox you can just share with several contacts,will... Read more »
answered on Sep 4, 2014
It depends! This is a minefield, so tread very carefully, and preferably with guidance from a good internet and copyright lawyer. Here are some of the laws and issues to consider:
If the service actively encourages users to upload copyrighted music and videos, then it could be found liable... Read more »
Using your site we've noticed that someone is using our trademarked name "PhotoKey" and I was wondering what the process towards addressing that is. Would I need to send a cease and desist letter as the first step, or is there something I should do before that?
Thanks for your time.
answered on Sep 4, 2014
A well-written and specific cease-and-desist letter is usually a good first step. It will be taken far more seriously if it comes from a lawyer. Keep in mind that trademarks can be lost through lack of policing—so sending these letters is important to that end as well.
I'm being sued by a copyright troll and want to document the process on my website. However, I don't want to get sued for posting court documents online.
Does it make any difference if I am the plaintiff, defendant, or an uninterested third-party?
answered on Sep 3, 2014
There is some new information on this question as of July 2014. Judge Jed S. Rakoff in the Southern District of New York issued a more detailed opinion which found that collecting legal briefs by lawyers (not just opinions and orders by judges) was fair use.
Professor Eric Goldman... Read more »
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