Strict Liability Can Be Imposed On A Bbs Operater To Prove Direct Infringement Even If Infringing Files Have Been Uploaded By Subscribers

In Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Frena Inc., the court determined when bulletin board service operator can be liable for the infringing files that have uploaded by subscribers. The case determined that the standard of copyright infringement in this case is strict liability.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is strict liability?
What are the elements of a claim for copyright infringement?
What is the fair use defense?
What are the facts of this case?
What did the court determine?


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