Liability for Copyright Infringement will be Imposed on an Operator who Willfully Assists Subscribers in the Infringement of another's Copyrights

In Sega Enterprises v. MAFIA, the court determined that bulletin board service operators can be liable for the infringing files that have uploaded and downloaded by its subscribers. The case determined that a permanent injunction should be granted to avoid further copyright infringements from occurring by the BBS and the BBS operator.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the remedies under copyright infringement?
What are the elements of a claim for copyright infringement?
What is the fair use defense?
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