Scribd sued over copyright… by Jammie Thomas lawyers

21 09 2009

The law firm of Camara & Sibley has decided to take on document-sharing website Scribd in a big way, seeking class action status against the site in a lawsuit filed Friday in a Texas federal court. The charge: like YouTube, Veoh, and other user-generated content sites, Scribd makes it just too easy to upload copyrighted content without permission, and the company should be held liable… and pay up.

What about all those cases (including the recent Veoh ruling) which broadly construe the DMCA’s “safe harbor” provisions to protect these kinds of websites so long as they promptly take down content when notified? Hey, those cases are all out in California, baby! It’s time for Texas justice.

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