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Contributory copyright infringement: Can you ever know what you don’t know?

Mike Nepple May 18, 2021
A person looks at a collection of images on the Pinterest app on a tablet

Did social media site Pinterest indirectly infringe a photographer’s copyrighted images simply by maintaining a site where its users could possibly do just that? No, said a California federal judge, who dismissed the photographer’s suit. Even contributory infringement requires knowledge of specific acts of infringement. READ MORE