MMS Messages Are Not Illegal File-Sharing, Appeal Court Ruled

As absurd as it sounds, a complaint from an MMS greeting-card supplier was filed, claiming that US’s most prominent telecom services did not stop their costumers from infringing their copyrighted content via the popular MMS service. Luvdarts, a company that provides with greeting-cards in the form of text, graphics, video, and musical messages, claimed that Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T did nothing to stop the illegal distribution of their copyrighted content. “Luvdarts fails to cite any authority to support this proposition, which runs contrary to our precedent,” a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Luvdarts’ policy states that when a customer buys one of their messages, he or she is allowed to send that message once. Hence, multiple messages of the same content constitute a violation of their policy, and should be seen as illegal. …

MMS Messages Are Not Illegal File-Sharing, Appeal Court Ruled

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 Net News

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