Any online service provider ("OSP"), including a website operator, that accepts user postings or includes content from other parties on its website or online service is at risk that it will be held liable if such third-party content infringes the copyright of another party. Liability for copyright infringement is an expensive proposition and can run into the millions of dollars. Thus, an OSP must be vigilant in limiting its potential liability in connection with such third-party content.
Jonathan A. Friedman & Francis M. Buono,
Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to Limit Potential Copyright Liability Online,
Rich. J.L. & Tech
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