Artist who sued Twitter over copyright declares victory—via settlement

11 02 2013

Two months ago, an artist named Christopher Boffoli sued Twitter for copyright infringement because, he said, the company refused to take down copies of his artwork uploaded to Twitter by its users.

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, sites like Twitter are granted a “safe harbor” against prosecution as long as they take copyrighted content down when they are notified of its existence. Boffoli, who made a popular series of photographs of miniature figures posed on and near food, sent Twitter numerous requests to take his artwork off the site, and many of them were ignored.

But suddenly, the pictures have been removed, with messages stating “This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.” And Boffoli has withdrawn his lawsuit, saying the case has been resolved to his satisfaction.


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