Day: August 8, 2012

Understanding Flava Works v myVidster: does inline linking infringe copyright?Understanding Flava Works v myVidster: does inline linking infringe copyright?



Last week, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals released its opinion in the  Flava Works, Inc, v Gunter dba myVidster 2012 WL 3124826 (7th.Cir. Aug 2, 2012) case. The central issue was whether Flava Works, the owner of copyrights in videos, was entitled to a preliminary injunction against the social video bookmarking service myVidster. The injunction which had been granted by the District Court was vacated.

Some commentators have construed the decision as a ruling that embedding or inline linking to a copyright-infringing video on another web site does not infringe copyright[1].

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-08-08Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-08-08



  • Google Scholar link to the Flava Works v myVidster case http://t.co/R9zPqcMb #
  • Link to SOCIETY OF HOLY TRANSFIGURATION MONASTERY v ARCHBISHOP GREGORY OF DENVER affirming copyright infringement
    http://t.co/KEtUlvZz #
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  • Google records show book scanning was aimed at Amazon http://t.co/Rqa0mUek #
  • NDAs – Are they worth it? http://t.co/e0kQq6Fx #
  • Online Marketplace Isn't Liable for Bad Conduct by Merchants It Certifies–Englert v. Alibaba http://t.co/kkWyF1X1 #
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