Friday, October 19, 2012

The Long Arm of Facebook Shuts Down Page for Copyright Violations

It was the long arm of Facebook, not the law, which shut down The Cool Hunter Facebook page for repeated copyright violations.

The Cool Hunter is an interesting website (click here) that features artsy-fartsy photos of architecture, art, travel, clothing, and even advertisements.  According to its founder, Bill Tikos, The Cool Hunter's Facebook page was growing by 1,500 to 2,500 "likes" per day.

But no more.

Not sure this has long-term ramifications for writers.  But this is another example of the conflict that continues to bubble and percolate at the intersection of technology, social media, and copyright law.

photo credit: <a href="">Oliver Hine</a> via <ahref="">photopin</a> <a href="">cc</a>

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