Does “social bookmarking” infringe on copyright holders?
Abstract: The Internet allows materials to be more easily and economically distributed to a mass audience, but it also allows the public a ready means of copying and sharing that content without payment. This article looks at a case in which a social bookmarking site was sued for copyright infringement because it allows people to provide one another access to online materials. At issue was whether the defendant was a contributory infringer. Citation: Flava Works, Inc. v. Gunter, No. 11-3190, Aug. 2, 2012 (7th Cir.)