Porn company sues Tumblr for copyright infringement
If you wondered how sites like Tumblr continue to work when copywriters of all stripes are activated from all sides, you will be wondering - the largest players on the Web (representatives of the porn industry) are suing Tumblr due to copyright infringement.
The adult publisher Perfect 10 has filed a lawsuit for $ 5,000,000 for distributing photographs, the rights of which belong to its full-time photographers.
In its lawsuit, Perfect 10 notes that Tumblr will indulge intruders - just a click of a button is enough to distribute photos.
The plaintiff sent six DMCA notifications to former Tumblr CEO John Maloney to remove more than 200 photos. So far, only a few photos have been deleted.
Quoting porn kings, “Tumblr must be held accountable for not complying with its DMCA obligations and willfully ignoring copyright infringements that literally permeate the entire site.”
By the way, Tumblr is not the first to be attacked by Perfect 10. Not so long ago, a porn publisher sued several large companies that "illegally used company-owned photographs." Among the respondents are Google, Amazon, Microsoft.
If Perfect 10 wins this time, it could trigger a domino effect, and Pinterest and similar resources could well become the next in line.
To the eternal question - should the owner of the resource be responsible for user-generated content?
Link to the scan of the claim .