Pornographer sues Tumblr over image use
Peta Pixel reports that, if won, the suit could have dire consequences for other photo sharing sites like Pinterest and Twitpic.
Perfect 10 says it sent Tumblr six Digital Millenium Copyright Act takedown requests. Some of the images featured copyright information, such as a watermark.
Perfect 10 has form. In 2006, the firm sued Google. The US Supreme Court didn’t ever take the case on. Perfect 10 said Google’s use of thumbnails in image searches was illegal. Google does seem to have it every way. It upholds the rule but enables others to break them.
The odd thing is that Tumblr forbids copyrighted material on users’ blogs in its terms and conditions. Tumblr says it will “immediately terminate or suspend” sites that break the rules. There are millions of Tumblr blogs. But can size be an excuse?
Tumblr has complained against censorship on the web. Is this a kind censorship?