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Pornographer sues Tumblr over image use

by | 10th, May 2012

tumblr Pornographer sues Tumblr over image useTUMBLR features lots of free porn. And porn producer Perfect 10 says that is wrong. The company is suing Tumblr for alleged breach of copyrighted material. If sharing pictures on the web is illegal, what for TwitPic and Pinterest?

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?

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